Expressive Portrait Painting w/Fong Baatz

Friday-Sunday | 5/17-5/19 | 9:30 AM-4:30 P.M.


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 AM-4:30 P.M.
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 3 11”x 14” Canvas panels or stretched canvas
  • Paints:
    • Titanium White
    • Cadmium Yellow
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Burnt Umber
    • Green Light
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Ivory Black
  • Brushes: Bring your favorite variety, synthetic or natural bristle brushes for oil. I personally prefer flat brushes
  • Sketch pad and pencil
  • 9×12 canvas pad
  • Palette
  • Palette knifes
  • Clean absorbent rags (old t-shirts are great)
  • Paper towels
  • Galkyd
  • Refined Linseed oil (Gamblin Gamsol is approved at Gage)
  • Brush washer
  • 1 small jar with lid for medium
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.