Quick Sketch Portraits in Watercolor, Saturday, June 1, 9-4 p.m.

Learn to paint in watercolor in a spontaneous style that involves minimal layering and the use of transparent colors. Painting portraits in watercolor can seem like a daunting task, but many of us can’t resist the urge to try it. It’s so easy to “tighten up” our portrait paintings because of our focus on “getting it right”. In this one day workshop we will focus on loosening up the portrait painting process and learning strategies for creating a successful portrait. We will be working from partially pre-drawn portraits (furnished by the instructor), so that we can focus on the painting process. Samples of the paints that are highlighted in the workshop will be provided. This workshop will be a combination of demo and hands-on portrait work. Drawing paper provided as well as digital and printed review of techniques shared.  Suggested materials list to include regular watercolor palette and brushes.

Pamela Wenger, $132 ($145)

Materials List for Quick Sketch Portraits in Watercolor with Pam Wenger:

Instructor will be providing the drawings and watercolor paper for the class as well as some samples of the colors she uses that will last for the painting we’ll do in the workshop. You’ll need your usual watercolor painting supplies including:

  • your normal painting palette (with the colors you typically use)
  • brushes (I like to use the King Arts Max Round – #10 or larger)
  • water containers
  • pencil, kneaded eraser
  • anything else you normally would have available when painting

Here’s a list of the colors in Pam’s palette in case you want to have some of these in advance (and not rely on her tiny samples for trying the colors she suggests)

Winsor Yellow Deep


Alizarin Crimson (prefer Daniel Smith)

Burnt Sienna (Holbein)

Raw Sienna

Quinacridone Coral

Quinacridone Magenta

Mineral Violet

Manganese Blue or Peacock Blue

Cobalt Blue


Hookers Green