Expressive Portrait Painting

Fong moved from Taiwan to Seattle in 1987, and graduated from the University of Washington Painting Program in 2000. She has been featured in several shows and has received various awards during her art career. In addition to her time spent painting, she has taught after school art programs and helped run community program workshops. Her pieces are mainly portraiture and figurative with an impressionistic emphasis. She finds the artistic rendition of people to be a satisfyingly complex challenge.

Aside from exploring and experiencing her own painting style, she currently teaches lessons and hosts open studios at her workspace in Magnuson Park.

9:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill

  • Titanium White
  • Naple Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Transparent Red Oxide
  • Burnt Umber
  • Sap Green/ Veridian Green
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Ivory Black

Brushes: Bring your favorite variety, synthetic or natural bristle brushes for oil. I personally prefer flat brushes.


  • Gamsol, odorless paint thinner
  • A spout bottle for medium and a jar for solvent
  • Linseed oil
  • Painters rags and paper towels
  • Palette
  • Palette knife
  • Canvas stretched or gessoed panels: approximate sizes (2) 11 x 14 , (2) 12 x 16 , (2) 16 x 20
Working with a live model, we will explore various portrait painting techniques and approaches to creating an expressive painting with oils. Emphasis is placed upon observation, structure, proportion, value, and color. We will paint directly from the model, working toward the goals of accuracy and personal expression.