The Oil Portrait - Getting the WOW Factor | Lyn Diefenbach Bienarté

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The Oil Portrait - Getting the WOW Factor | Lyn Diefenbach

The Oil Portrait - Getting the WOW Factor | Lyn Diefenbach

Do you want to create portraits that breathe character and life? Portraits that convey a presence? Let Lyn show you how…

The workshop covers all aspects of portraiture, focussing on capturing a good likeness.

Included in your workshop is a FREE video introducing you to the fundamentals of technical know-how valued at_ $30._

Once you have booked in, please log in to your student portal to see the free video from Lyn that you must watch before coming to the workshop. THIS IS ESSENTIAL VIEWING!.

What will I learn?

You’ll learn how to manipulate relationships of line, tone, colour and edge to infuse your work with dimensionality and impact.

Lyn’s workshop will enable you to work on your own individual subject. Enjoy clear, informative demonstrations and individual attention at your easel.

One portrait will be done from a photograph of your choice. Learn how to use a photograph as a painter’s tool and to go beyond its limitations. The techniques that you learn in this class will keep you in good stead when painting from life.

Who is this course suitable for?

This workshop is suitable for all skill levels, however basic knowledge and skills in oils and colour is a prerequisite.


Lyn will also give instruction on what to look for when painting hands with the opportunity to make your own “how-to” chart with illustrations. This is a separate activity to your head and shoulders portrait. Definitely creating the WOW FACTOR.

What do I need to bring?


Canvases available for purchase in advance from the Bienarté shop

What is provided?

• Easels, tabels, chairs • Tea and coffee (you might like to bring your own cup) • A friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment • Connection to the Bienarté art community

Student Feedback

Lyn, thank you so much. You have given me a gift that will last a lifetime

**…opened a whole new reality of seeing things **

A great inspiration and a great teacher

…Not only is her work beyond words, but Lyn's caring personality, and approach to life equals her work…

Thank you so much for such a wonderful informative class. Your teaching was so clear and easy to follow.

Many thanks for your generosity, patience, humour and talent

Thank you for your generosity in passing on skills and knowledge. Truly inspirational

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Course testimonials:

  • The painting skill learned and being with other painters. The lovely tutor; Lyn is kind and very warm so it was easy to feel comfortable in the workshop. A very enjoyable 3 days. Appreciated the extra work with the camera to make the visual presentation so everyone could see clearly.....Carina R from Maleny
  • Lyn is so generous in sharing her knowledge. We learned some very interesting ways of going about painting portraits which I have not heard of before. She shared her amazing flesh (of any hue or value) palette, tons of demo work and was tireless in helping everyone in the room as they progressed through a portrait of their choice to paint. A must do workshop... Helen, Perth
  • I loved this workshop. The techniques Lyn generously shared about creating form that can be applied so broadly to all subjects, was invaluable. She has a wonderful teaching one misses out on her lovely. Thanks so much Lyn....Debbie L from Carina Heights