Painting a Portrait in Oil

Painting a Portrait in Oil

ONLINE | 10am-1pm Mountain Standard Time | Zoom and Facebook

This month-long class will have access to Susan through a private Facebook group. Students will be able to ask questions and share their homework and the progress of their portrait on this private page. Susan will share the photo references the students will work from and the links to the videos on this FB page. This page will be open to the students for the full month and two weeks after class.


– Supply list of suggested materials and all reference photos to paint from.

– Detailed instruction for every step of painting a life-size portrait on a 24 by 18” canvas panel.

– 3 separate short lessons (pencil value sketch, Grey scale oil sketch and full color small block in)

– 4 additional video demonstrations for each class showing the detailed steps for completing the finished portrait done over the month. The goal is a far more thorough examination of completing a studio painting over a longer time than a normal in-person workshop allows.

– Special link for a limited time to watch a video demonstration of one of Scott Burdick’s paintings.

– Special gift – free download of Susan Lyon’s complete Video Demonstration of the full-size portrait we will use during this class. This will allow you to view the video permanently on your chosen device even after the class is over so you can review the process for future paintings.