Diane Williams Art


Offering private lessons

What you will learn in a three-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 three hour intensive $150 or $50/hour

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


 Canvas 16x20, 20x20 or 20x24 with wrapped sides 1.5” deep.

 Close-up color 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.

 Oil or acrylics , if first time painting, bring acrylic paint.

 Basic colors - lemon yellow (Hanza or Azo work well) cadmium orange, cad red deep,

dioxazine purple, 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: bring what you have plus: 4, 6, 8, 10 inch bright or filbert (flat brush with a

curved tip, I prefer the filberts). One small rounded brush for detail (optional). If

working larger than 20x24, bring a 12 inch flat brush.

 Palette or large plastic container to put paint in and 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


 *It is important to prep your canvas with a coat of Gesso before doing your charcoal


 Cost: $150 for 3 hours of private instruction.

 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