Diane Williams Art


Offering private lessons

What you will learn in a 3.5 hour afternoon session:

 A lesson on composition and placement of your subject on the canvas

 A step by step presentation on Stages 1-4 (see photos) on how to layer your

color . Starting from understanding how to paint a brilliant base layer to

refinement of each stage and finally to special detail on one part of the painting.

 Color mixing without black, brown or grey.

 Learn expressive brush strokes.

 Diane will guide you through the process from charcoal sketch to finished


 Horse paintings typically take two full three-hour sessions.

 Open to all ages. No previous painting experience is necessary. Diane has

taught high school grades 8-12 for over 30 years. From first time painters to

building portfolios for post-secondary art including Advanced Placement Art (first

year college).

 Book Diane for a luminous tune-up of your skills or to simply learn to paint.

 Horses, Roosters, Flowers, and Favorite Pets are all wonderful subjects too!

Schedule a 3.5 hour intensive $175 or ($50/hour) or bring a friend $235 for two.

  • Email, text or call Diane for more info: 587-899-0064


 Canvas 16x20 with wrapped sides 1.5” deep.

 Clear, close-up color digital photo of a plant , flower, face of a horse or other non -complex subject matter. The photo should have good structure or large shapes with not too much fussy detail. Bring your photo on a thumb drive so you can paint from my large computer screen or bring your lap top to paint the image from.

 Acrylics

 Basic colors - lemon yellow (Hanza or Azo ) cadmium orange, dioxazine purple, manganese blue or cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, magenta or quinacridone violet, permanent rose or quinacridone rose, Indian yellow and a large titanium white.

 You are welcome to bring any other colors that you have except for brown, grey or


 Brushes: 4, 8, 10 inch filbert (flat brush with a

curved tip, I prefer the filberts).

 Palette to mix on. I use a 16x20 Grey Matters paper palette. Swinton’s Art Supplies will give you 10% off all supplies if you are a student.

 Willow Vine Charcoal for drawing the image onto the canvas. Buy the smallest in


Cost: $175 for 3.5 hours of private instruction. Or bring a friend, $235 for 2 people.

 At the end of two sessions: you will have a luminous painting ready to give as a

gift or to hang in a special place in your home, specific instructions on how to be

able to paint full-spectrum paintings on your own.

 Additional lessons: $50/hour private or $70/hour for two students.

*Ask about Tuesday morning group lessons.