Joanne Licardo

Fine artist and teacher in Portland, OR.

A Little About Myself

I paint and teach oil painting in SE industrial Portland Oregon. I studied with Master painter Jan Saether for many years, picking up old master skills which I love to teach to others. I want to help others enjoy the journey of classical painting. It's a great basis for all forms of painting.

Once, I painted only old style paintings, often spending 2 or 3 years on a painting. Now I may do a painting in under an hour alla prima style. I enjoy the feel of palette knifing oil paint into an imaginary landscape, as much as I love fanning a smooth transitional realistic painting with meticulous detail.

Contact Me
215 SE Morrison St.
Portland, OR 97214

Class Information


Please contact me for class times.


Classes are 3 hours long, and are $45/class, paid in full, one month in advance.

Private lessons

$35/hr, with a two-hour minimum, either on-site at Joanne's studio, or at your location.


Use the Materials List as a guideline.


Materials List

You can begin with any or all of these materials. I can lend you materials you don't have, and if you're unsure of anything, contact me!
  • Paints

    • Ivory Black
    • Titanium White
    • Buff or unbleached Titanium white
    • Pthalo Blue
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Cadmium Red
    • Rose Madder (you can go for the cheaper one)
    • Vermilion Red (optional)
    • Cadmium Yellow Light (or Basic Yellow)
    • Indian Yellow
    • Burnt Umber
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Payne's Grey
    They also have sets made up at Blick that contain many of these colors, and could be a cheaper way to go.

  • Brushes
    • Fan Brush: #1 or #2, made of natural bristles
    • Filbert: #2, #4, & #6 - Utrecht's yellow band filbert brushes are great, and cheap.
    The rest I will have to show you to make sure you get the right ones. There are so many different kinds!
  • The rest
    • Pre-gessoed stretched canvas, canvas board, Masonite (processed wood) board, or pre-gessoed wood
    • Glass or paper palette
    • Palette knife (flexible)
    • Turpenoid (Gamsol or any odorless mineral spirits)
    • Coil jar, for holding turp and cleaning brushes
    • Rags/paper towels
  • Where to shop