Portraits in Oil Paint with Lyn Diefenbach

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  •  April 17, 2021 - April 18, 2021
     9:00 am - 4:00 pm

In this Two-Day workshop with Lyn Diefenbach all aspects of portraiture will be covered, in particular information on how to achieve a good likeness and the mixing of the portrait palette.

This workshop will assist you to a greater understanding of the relationships of line, tone, colour and edge to enable you to infuse your work with dimensionality and to give the illusion of surface quality.

One portrait will be done from a photograph of your choice.

Two-day Oil Portrait Workshop

Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th April 2021, 9am to 4pm




Canvas: 1 x Stretched Canvases – approx. 16 x 20 inches

Please come with your canvas stained with a thin wash of raw umber (oil with a lot of solvent). This needs 2 days to dry before the workshop starts.


Paints: Winsor & Newton Artist quality if possible

Burnt Umber

Raw Umber

Cadmium Red

Cadmium Yellow

Alizarin Crimson

Titanium White

Ivory Black

Naples Yellow

Yellow Ochre

Sap Green

Prussian Blue

Other Brands:  

Winton Soft Mixing White

Old Holland Red Umber

Art Spectrum Cobalt Violet

Schmincke Flesh tint



Lyn recommends any of the following:

Rosemary & Co Filbert Series 276 sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12 (These are the brushes Lyn uses)


Art Basics Series 877KF Sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12


Neef Series 460 Indian Sable Imitation Filbert sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12

For drawing the portrait and fine detail

Rosemary & Co Pure Sable series 91 size 8 OR

Silva Renaissance 7110 Sable Cats Tongue Size 8 OR

Any kind of small pointed brush

Note: Lyn uses soft brushes not bristle. You might have your own favourites and you are welcome to bring those.



Large Palette approx. 18 x 24 inches

Odourless Solvent

Willow Charcoal

Mixing Palette Knife

Archival Classic Medium


Photographs for Portrait

Make sure these have excellent clarity, a good play of light and dark and are large enough to work from. If you are using computer printed photo use photo quality paper NOT PLAIN.


Don’t have the required materials? or the time to shop for them? No problem, Shore Studio Art Supplies is more than happy to organise your materials list for you – Just call Michelle on 0431 945 151 and we’ll have your materials ready for you at the workshop.



Venue Phone: (07) 3286 5360

Venue Website:

3 Shore Street East, Cleveland, Queensland, 4163, Australia


Shore Studio is located at:
3 Shore Street East, Cleveland QLD