Beginning Oil Painting with Rose Tanner | Hosted by VVAF

November 18, 2020


November 18th at 6:30pm

Let’s Paint a Bird Portrait!

A Northern Cardinal is the perfect symbol of Christmas and makes a great gift for your loved ones.

This fun workshop is for beginning/intermediate oil painters (acrylic painters welcome). Learn how to paint feathers, realistic eyes and colorful beaks. I’ll show you how to create a Rembrandt style portrait background and you can add snow for a winter scene if you like. I recommend using the best possible materials even as a beginner it makes your painting easier. (Supplies from Opus Art Supply).


Oil Paint


  • 2 Fine Detail
  • Round 0 – 1
  • Flat 2 – 4
  • Flat 6 – 10
  • Fan Brush 4

Panel or Canvas Best Quality

  • 10 x 10 or 9 x 12

Gamsol for brush Cleaning

Walnut Oil (optional)

Paper Towels

Palette and Palette Knife




The Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that connects, inspires and educates visual arts communities.

Rose Tanner Bio

Rose Tanner is an award-winning artist who loves the outdoors and studying birds. She is dedicated to portraying her subjects using traditional oil painting techniques, but she believes it’s her attention to their inner being that give’s them their lifelike quality in her paintings.  She travels widely for her subjects and is active in supporting endangered birds and their habitat.

Rose is a signature  member of The Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA), Juries shows and volunteers on the FCA Victoria Chapter executive. Rose studied illustration at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and oil painting with Daniel Keys as well as several other contemporary master painters. She has a solid professional background in publishing and software design, utilizing her talent to develop and promote the work of others.

Rose loves to teach and share her knowledge of oil painting through her online workshops. She helps beginning oil painters start painting and mastering color so that they can create a portfolio without the confusion of mixed techniques and materials.

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November 18, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm