Portrait Painting in Oil for Beginning and Intermediate Painters

August 15-16, 2003
Wanda Coffey, instructor


  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna and Raw Umber
  • Cad. Red Light or Vermillion
  • Cad. Yellow Light
  • Alizarin
  • Crimson
  • Ivory
  • Black
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Large tube white (Permalba or Titanium)
  • No. 8 bristle, flat
  • No. 4 bristle, flat
  • No. 2 or 3 round sable (white sable or other)
  • No. 5 or 6 white sable, round*

*note: (this is a cheaper man-made brush)

  • One stretched canvas, 12x16. (We will only be able to paint one portrait)
  • Windsor-Newton Liquin is good. Dries paint faster. This is to mix with paint to apply to canvas.
  • Disposable waxed paper pads or glass, about 12x16 (glass with white paper between it and a cardboard backing, with taped edges….cheap and easy to make and easy to clean.
  • Palette knife (trowel shaped) also called a painting knife.
  • A sketch book about 9x12 or
  • Glass jar with wide mouth, like a
    medium sized peanut butter jar or pickle jar. Put a small plastic scrubber (Chore Girl) in bottom to help clean paint off brushes.
  • Pliers
  • Few Pencils #2
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Paper towels
  • Razor blade in a holder, like you clean windows with, to clean your glass or
    enamel palette.
  • Something to carry all this stuff in !!!

Bring a lunch. We will meet from 9:30am to 12 then take off 1 hour to rest and eat and visit, etc.

We will begin again at 1 pm and work until 2:45 and then take 15 minutes to clean up.

Class room will furnish easels, stools, soap and water, etc. We can leave work in the room over night.

We will work from material I will bring.

DO NOT BRING YOUR FAMILY PHOTO’S TO PAINT FROM. Let's learn some basics before tackling your family portraits

I intend this class to be fun, as well as be a learning time. Can't wait to see you there.





Fine Art Gallery: located in the Henderson Fine Arts Building, across from the box office.Student Gallery: located at the top of the stairs in the new West Classroom Complex.