Last call for Self Portrait Oil Painting class!

Last call for Self Portrait Oil Painting! Our first session is this Saturday, 4/15/17. Read on for class and registration info. Read on for E-learning info if the timing / location doesn’t work for you. For those of you already registered, I will see you on Saturday!

Learn to paint yourself in a style that fits your personality. Will your portrait be whimsical, classical, personal, cubist or a little bit of everything? Starting with the basics of proportion and 3D rendering, you learn to apply the painting styles of your choosing to complete your self-portrait. You choose whether to work from life or from a photo. Shelley Irish teaches straightforward painting techniques complemented by self-care exercises for painters to give you a unique learning experience. To learn more about the workshop and Shelley, please visit

7 week class running Saturdays from 12:00pm – 3:00pm
April 15th – May 27th
Register by calling Daniel Smith Artist’s Materials @ 206-223-9599
Workshop Fee: $400

Does the timing or location not work for you? I also do workshops over Skype and Google hangouts. Part of my art education was online and I have been teaching art online since 2013, so I understand both sides of the experience. Wanna try it out? To talk to me about e-learning options, email me at 


Oil paint in black, white, terra rosa, yellow ochre, burnt sienna. Additional colors are purchased once you decide on your painting details.

Oil painting brush variety of 4 – 5 flats and filberts, small for detail and up to 1.5” width

Metal palette knife

Wood or white paper palette

Walnut alkyd or liquin oil painting medium

Shop towels, cut up pillowcase or other rags

One 16” x 20” canvas

Gamblin Gamvar varnish

Wide bristle or sponge brush for varnishing

Solid white brush washing soap, e.g. bar of ivory soap or master’s brush cleaner soap


Sketch paper