Nancy Boren

Nancy Boren: Light, Motion & Drama

Video Length: 5 Hours 50 Minutes

Here’s what awaits you in this video!

  • Things you didn’t know about lighting that can change everything
  • Answers to the puzzle of dressing a model to enhance your painting
  • Become the master of your own likes and passions
  • Benefits of painting loosely (but with discipline)
  • Three fundamental lighting styles for which many other artists have no clue
  • Discover a newfound sense of yourself and why you paint what your do
  • Why the name you give a painting is so very important
  • What makes shadows glow different colors
  • Why you don’t have to think so hard when painting (just paint!)
  • How keeping things simple keeps things interesting
  • Stop copying reality; create your own
  • The difference between transcribing and translating a visual experience
  • Why you should know yourself and how that can shape your art
  • The role that props play in helping communicate the story you want to tell
  • How to paint a very representational style but in a loose manner
  • How planning and measuring ensure success in your painting
  • Overcoming the twin challenges of value patterns and composition
  • Discover color combinations you never thought possible
  • 5 hours of riveting video instruction


Imagine creating a painting that explodes with dazzling light. One that bursts with action and motion. One that pulses with drama. 

Make your imagination a reality with help from Nancy Boren, an award-winning painter who will show you everything it takes to create a beautifully lit, dramatic figure painting. From posing and lighting your model, to making design decisions with your photo reference, color choices, putting a figure in motion, and how to get the most out of lighting. 

How you illuminate your subject makes all the difference. Discover how Nancy combines dramatic lighting with energetic brush strokes to set figures in motion with flare like you’ve never seen in a single painting. She will also help you understand how to master values and color temperature to create luminosity. 

In this video, Nancy Boren quickly demonstrates exactly how to get different kinds of wonderful lighting effects to enhance the story you want to tell. Effects that will impress your acquaintances and thrill your buyers.

You’ll discover the secret of three kinds of lighting every painter needs to understand. 

Lighting is not the only thing Nancy challenges both you and herself to consider when plunging into a painting...another is knowing yourself…what you like, what you are passionate about, what moves you, what inspires you.

Nancy describes a wide array of colorful visual experiences that give her joy and shape her art. You’ve just got to hear Nancy’s vivid stories. And, she’ll show you how to bring your favorite things to light in your own paintings.

Nancy’s award-winning approach to painting will become another important influence on your art by the end of this video. Guaranteed.


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