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Paint the Light | Adrian Deckbar
Paint the Light | Adrian Deckbar

Mon, Jul 10


PaintSpace NOLA

Paint the Light | Adrian Deckbar

$675 | 7 Seats Left | Have you been trying to achieve that "glow" in your paintings? Join Adrian Deckbar and learn all the tips and tricks for how to render light with paint on canvas. Explore how light moves, vibrates and expands with a technique that causes the paint to appear to glow!

Dates & Location

Jul 10, 2023, 9:00 AM – Jul 14, 2023, 5:00 PM

PaintSpace NOLA, 1202 Soniat St, New Orleans, LA 70115, USA

Workshop Description

Instructor: Adrian Deckbar (View Bio)

Registration Deadline: June 21, 2023

Level: All

Art Portfolio Review Required: No

Class Size: 8

Tuition: $675


9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Open studio, daily

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Teaching time, daily

Can we capture light to paint it?

Never static, always changing, but through it, all is revealed... with light.  Render light with paint on canvas, how it moves, vibrates and expands, with a technique that causes the paint to appear to "glow".  We know that light and dark - or contrast - is what makes a strong composition. Shapes, colors and marks give life to forms in painting, but light and dark reveal emotion. 

--Use strong contrast and a specific handling of edges of the forms to render the glow of light in paint.

--Go beyond initial impulses onto another level to a delicate nuance.

--Manifest more specific intentions in your work.

I will show finished pieces and demo techniques for achieving this "glow". This method can be used in any style of painting, abstract or realistic.

Suggested Supplies

Acrylic washes or pastel pencils to lay in the image to be painted (Adrian recommends the Masterson Palette. Do not use lead pencil or charcoal.)

Fine mister

Golden retarder

Palette knife

The most potent yellow Cadmium Yellow Medium or Benzimidazolone Yellow from Golden or Golden Fluid Acrylics 1oz

Feel free to contact Adrian with questions before the workshop starts.



  • Tuition

    Payment of tuition completes your workshop registration.

    +$16.88 service fee
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