Sacramento, CA Workshop


Where and When:

February 23rd - 25th, 2018.  9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Patris Studio, 3460 2nd Avenue, Sacramento, CA


This 3-day workshop is for all skill levels - beginners to advanced.  
In this workshop students will learn the keys to simplifying shapes and the essence of how to see accurate color and temperature relationships.  Students will explore the basis of color theory through small and simple color exercises using the live model.  In addition, Suchitra will introduce portrait and figure construction by means of interpreting planes.  Topics covered include:

  • simplifying shapes
  • looser brushwork
  • elements of design
  • mass and tonal relationships
  • visual concepts

Students can watch or paint along during the morning demonstrations. Suchitra will provide personalized critiques during the afternoon sessions.


Workshop Fee:

$525 plus $25 model fee.
Limited to 13 students



To register and reserve your spot, submit the form at the bottom of this page and mail a check for $550 to:
Studio Bhosle
4532 Las Encinitas Dr
Fair Oaks CA 95628


Cancellation Policy:

For cancellations before February 2nd, 2018, 50% of the workshop fee will be refunded. 
For cancellations after February 2nd, 2018, no refund will be offered.


Materials list:

Canvas / Panels

3-4 panels, no larger than 12"x16". I typically do 9"x12" or 11"x14".  Options below:

  • Centurion panels that are very cost effective. (Link to for Centurion panels)
  • Mona Lisa speedball gessoed panels  - Available on Amazon and very cost effective. These panels are very slick so if you aren't used to painting on super slick surfaces that don't have a slight tooth, be ready to experiment.
  • C13 Double Oil primed linen panels from New traditions art panels. (Link)
  • Any other oil primed linen or DIY gessoed panels are welcome too. You don't need to go spend more if you already have portrait grade options at home.


Paints (suggested list)

Rembrandt / Windsor Newton/ MGrahams / Micheal Harding paints. If you have similar colors in other brands go ahead and bring them. Below is only a suggested list. 

  • Titanium White (Le Franc)
  • Creminitz White (lead based made by Michael Harding) optional. It helps in achieving a subtle transition of lightening a color it mixes with as opposed to titanium White that lightens a color with a severe jump in value. But using lead white is totally optional.
  • Permanent Lemon yellow ( Rembrandt)
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Yellow Ochre 
  • Cadmium Orange ( Rembrandt) 
  • Permanent Red Medium ( Rembrandt) 
  • Brilliant Pink ( Michael Harding) 
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue 
  • Viridian Green ( Rembrandt)
  • Kings Blue deep (Micheal Harding/ Rembrandt)
  • Ivory Black



  • Rosemary brushes  Master Choice 279  Sizes 2-6 ( or any other firm natural hair brush will do too) as long as they are not too soft.
  • Rosemary Brushes, series 273 Rigger size 2 for details. This is a long haired pointed script brush -great for tiny details.
  • Robert Simmons signet long filberts - in a small, medium and large sizes. I use mostly the medium size in the initial stages of blocking in the masses. 
  • Robert Simmons Egbert brush size 6/8- also used for blocking in or laying the initial wash.

Registration Form

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