An immersive 3-day workshop to guide students through visual concepts in portrait and figure painting.


Where and When:

April 01 - 03, 2017,  9:00AM - 4:00 PM.

12006 Budde Road , The Woodlands, Texas



On the first morning we will explore the planes of the head from a live model.  The emphasis will be on simplifying the planes of the head and learning to see accurate values and color relationships.  In the afternoon, by way of another demonstration, you will begin to understand the approach to portrait painting.

Day two and three will be devoted to painting a studio portrait from life.  I will do demonstrations from a life model all mornings while teaching key visual concepts including light and shadow, low key and high key, limited value, dark and light pattern, graphic and atmospheric portraits.

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


Workshop Fee: $645

Limited to 15 students.



To reserve your spot, mail a check payable to "WAL" to:

Chrs McBee
14 Windhaven Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77381


Cancellation Policy:

For cancellations before March 01, 50% of the workshop fee will be refunded. 

For cancellations after March 01, no refund will be offered.

Materials List

Oil Paints – Windsor & Newton Artist’s oil paints or Rembrandt Oils or Michael Harding

·      Titanium white

·      Lemon Yellow

·      Cadmium Yellow

·      Yellow ochre

·      Cadmium Red

·      Permanent Alizarin Crimson

·      Titanium Oxide red/Burnt Sienna

·      Ultramarine Blue deep

·      Cobalt blue light

·      Viridian Green

·      Ivory black

·      Brilliant Pink by Michael Harding

·      King’s Blue Deep by Michael Harding


Canvas Panels/Boards

·      Linen panel type C13 or any portrait grade. (

·      Or Masonite boards (brand name: Mona Lisa Speedball, available on or Cotton duck canvas

·      Sizes 9”x12” up to 12”x16”



Bristle brushes flat sizes 2-12 Robert Simmons

Rosemary Brushes Mongoose hair Sables 279 Long Flats– 2,4,6,10 



Linseed oil/poppy oil/walnut oil


Mineral spirits

Gamsol by Gamblin or any other odorless mineral spirits.

Paper towel roll


Portable French easel


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