Monthly meeting and workshop (below)


OCTOBER 20, 2021 (Wednesday)

1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.



OCTOBER 26, 2020 (Tuesday)

9:30 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

Oil Painting, Portraits



Paul DuSold is a representational, figurative painter living and working in Philadelphia.  He is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.  Paul’s painting is representational.  His subject matter is still-life, portrait, figure and landscape.  Paul currently teaches painting at the Fleisher Art Memorial and the Woodmere Museum.  His work is represented by Somerville Manning Gallery and Gross McCleaf Gallery.  To learn more about Paul DuSold’s work visit


Demonstration Description,
The Portrait in Oil paint:

The demonstration will be a portrait demonstration.  Paul will show students how to structure a head in order to get a strong likeness and then proceed with a focus on seeing and describing complexion and lighting effect.  Understanding the portrait process in terms of lighting effect and complexion/color effect is key to creating a compelling likeness.


Workshop Description:


In the workshop the students will work from photographs.  Students will work in the manner of the earlier demonstration.  Paul will move from student to student providing coaching and support!

Material List:


Photograph for reference.

Students are welcome to use the supplies they are comfortable with; below are suggested supplies

Oil Colors: Winsor & Newton or Rembrandt or Gamblin – I do not suggest student grade paints such as Winton or Utrecht brand paints.

Ivory black, Ultramarine blue, Indian red, Yellow ochre, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red light, Chromium oxide green, Sap green, Transparent Oxide Red, Mixed White (combination of zinc and Titanium)

Medium:  Winsor & Newton’s Liquin

Brushes:  Brushes should b a combination of bristle and sable or artificial sable brushes.  I recommend the following Winsor & Newton brand brushes:

Lexington Filbert series, #;s 6, 8, 10, 12 – two of each, Monarch Filbert series, #’s 4, 6, and 8 – two of each and Monarch Round Series, #’s 2, 4, and 6 – two of each

Palette and palette cups

Solvent:  Turpenoid or Gamsol

Paper towels

Canvasses – stretched canvas, cotton or linen or canas boards.  Suggested size 14x18, 16 x 20 or 18x24

Palette knife – used to scape the palette

Click here for materials list (MS Word document)

Click here for materials list (PDF document)