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 AM-4:30 P.M.
Live Model
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • Canvas or gessoed panels:
    • one small size not bigger than 11”x14”
    • one large size not smaller than 12”x16”
  • Paints:
    • Titanium White
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Cadmium Red
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Transparent Red Oxide
    • Burnt Umber
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Ivory Black
  • Brushes: Bring your favorite variety, synthetic or natural bristle brushes for oil. I personally prefer flat brushes
  • A spout bottle for medium and a jar for solvent
  • Linseed oil
  • Galkyd
  • Painters rags and paper towels
  • Palette. Not small than 12”x16”
  • Palette knife
  • A jar for solvent
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.