In Painting the Night, Gavin Glakas directly and logically explains complicated concepts like:
And he does all of these things backed with technique, tools, and a true passion for painting. You’ll be taken by his teaching style and the ease of his approach. You’ll find yourself adapting to it faster and with less effort than you may think is even possible.
Here’s a bit more of what you’ll experience:
You’ll learn these tips from this top-tier professional artist:
Get the Lights to ‘Glow’!
Gavin will break down exactly how he gets the lights to glow and feel so inviting. He has an approach to pushing and experimenting with vibrant, exciting color that is logical and understandable. And most importantly, it’s easy to actually use in your paintings.
‘Suggest’ Architectural Details
Gavin has a method that relies on the brain of the viewer to mentally complete some details in his paintings. He has perfected exactly how to do this so his work is believable. He even shows how you can exaggerate some elements, minimize others, and distort object shapes, all while enhancing the realism you create and the story you are telling.
Gavin will teach you how to paint cityscapes at night that truly tell a story. It will be like flipping a (light) switch! Your scenes will glow with a natural, smooth, warm, and colorful light. You’ll be creating the kind of paintings people can’t stop looking at!
The Scoop on Gavin’s Materials and Tools
In the beginning of this video, you’ll learn about Gavin’s favorite brushes that help him create crisp lines and angles. Plus he’ll share the two mediums you’ll need on hand to create the color and look that helps take your paintings far beyond where they are now — and isn’t that what every artist wants to do?
“There are things I couldn’t possibly explain in words, but I can clearly explain them in paint!”
Gavin is an excellent instructor who talks his way through each painting (whether he’s teaching or he’s painting alone!) so you’ll hear every decision and thought process as he progresses through the instruction and demonstration painting.
Chapter 1: Materials
Goal for Segment: Review Materials & Tools
Basic color palette, a few brushes, liquin, gamsol and linseed oil
Chapter 2: Review the Subject: Composition & Color
Goal for segment: Explain how to proceed with the painting and explain Color Theory
Chapter 3: Initial Sketch
Goal for segment: Sketch in composition using major shapes and angles
Chapter 4: Block in Color
Goal for segment: to figure out what matters and what doesn't, to get a feel for the TERRAIN of the painting, to depict a block in of color as dramatic and believable as possible
Chapter 5: Work From Focal Point Out
Goal for segment: Work from general block-in to specific details starting in focal point
Chapter 6: Secondary Details
Goal for segment: Work on details beyond the focal point
Chapter 7: Foreground Details
Goal for segment: Work on details in foreground
Chapter 8: Final Details
Goal for segment: Add details
Chapter 9: Cleanup
Goal for segment: adjust and finish