Portraits and Pinot with Marie Mansfield

Sale price Price $620.00 Regular price

Time: 10.30am - 4.30pm
Date: 24 & 25 July (two day workshop)
What's Included: Enjoy a gourmet lunch with wine and panoramic views of Sydney Harbour, plus wine and cheese and a fireside chat at the end of day 1. An apron and an easel will be provided on the day. You will need to purchase the materials list below or can be included in your package when you order.


Enjoy a glass of Pinot while capturing a likeness in your portraits in the relaxed environment of East Coast Lounge. You will start your portrait study with a life model while observing the characteristics of the head and face. Students will start with a tonal study and learn how to observe proportion and tone, then how to mix a limited palette in oils. On day two students will continue with a portrait study in oil with a life model.

This class is designed for beginners or those wishing to refresh their skills.

Click here to learn more about our Guru, Marie Mansfield



(Art Spectrum recommended)

  • Melamine Palette (about A4-A3 size)
  • Palette Knife (long with a flexible tip)
  • Neef (brand) Long Flat Brushes in sizes 4 and 6 (or similar)
  • 2 x Canvases approx 11" x 14” size
  • Odourless solvent 100ml
  • Jar for solvent with lid.

Oil paints for Flesh tones
Marie’s recommended colour palette is:

  • Titanium White or Zinc White
  • Ivory Black
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Yellow Ochre
  • (Spectrum) Vermillion or Cadmium Red 

Optional: Other colours could include

  • Lemon Yellow
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson
  • Cerulean Blue (Hue will do)
  • Cadmium Red
  • Cadmium Yellow