Alla Prima Portrait with a Limited Palette

Schedule, Materials List 




The model will hold one pose for the day.

9:00am- 12:00pm: Intro, Demo, Q&A  and 1 hour portrait painting

1:00pm- 4:00pm: 3 hour portrait or figure painting



Materials List:


Will be provided



Bring a gray palette. (You can make a gray palette by painting the back of a piece of plexiglass with gray acrylic) 



Any professional brushes in the following sizes are fine

I will have a selection of Raphael and Rosemary & Co. brushes available for purchase during the workshop

Hog Hair or Natural Bristle  (Flat and/or Filbert)    #4 (2), #6 (2) #8 (1)

Kolinsky Sable or synthetic (pointed)    #4 (1)



We will use a Limited Palette, no student grade.

40ml tube or larger

Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Red Light (Gamblin or Rembrandt)

Quinacridone Red

Cobalt Teal

Ivory Black  or Blue-Black 


Surface/ Support:

Bring your preferred support                

Primed Masonite (hardboard), Canvas or Linen Panels   

Stretched Canvas or Linen      

(prime with a neutral gray- gesso or acrylic)

Size: 11” x 14" or 12” x 16” 

Quantity: 1 or 2 canvases for the day 



Linseed Oil


Brush Cleaner:



Additional Materials:

Two clip on metal cups for Mineral Spirits and Linseed Oil

Rags or Paper Towels

Sketchbook and Pencil (for notes and thumbnails)