Oil Paints Supply List
Paints: Alizarin Crimson
Cadmium Yellow Lt.
Cadmium Red Lt.
Cadmium Red Medium
Optional- Permanent Rose
Palette: Wood; Plexi Glass, Paper, Easel Pal, French Mistress or French Companion,
Brushes: Hog Hair Bristle: Flats and/or filberts, #4, #6, #8, #10, a couple small to medium soft hair brushes for blending effects and edge work. Pallet knife for mixing and painting. I prefer good quality flats and recommend the Silver- Grand Prix and
Silver -Bristlon, various sizes (favorite #4, #6 #8)
Canvas: Pre-stretched cotton, and/or linen; panels are also fine; a variety of small to
medium sizes, your choice as to size preference; (small to large).
generally small to medium (6x8, 8x10, 9x12, 11x14, etc.)
Medium: Odorless mineral spirits, refined linseed oil. Containers to hold mediums
Also: Paper towels, paint cloths, pencil and sketch pad, trash bags If painting in the studio- bring a few of your favorite photos- (landscapes, Still-life, architecture, seascapes, etc. )
Easels and Umbrellas: bring your favorite pochade box, French easel or other easel/palette system that you like for painting outdoors. Also, an umbrella for your easel if you like - it can make a difference in your choice of painting locations – you don’t have to hunt for shade.
Watercolor Paints Supply List
These are just suggested supplies - bring your favorites
Paints: Feel free to choose your favorite brands
- Alizarin Crimson
- Antwerp Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Burnt Sienna
- Yellow Ochre
- Permanent Rose
- Winsor Red
- Cobalt Blue
- Maganese Blue
- Cad. Orange
- Cobalt Violet
- Cad.Yellow lt.
- Lemon Yellow
- Colbalt Violet
- Quinacridone Burnt Orange
- Opaque White (Favorite Brand)
- Cad. Scarlet
- Sap Green
- Carr Yellow (American Journey)
Palette: Robert Wood, Pike, Robbie Laird, Cheap Joe's – the larger the better which ever you prefer.
Paper: D’Arches 140lb Cold Press, D’Arches watercolor blocks are fine all though I prefer sheets. Sketchbook for preliminary value studies. 300lb D’Arches can also be used.
Watercolor Board: Watercolor Board, Gator Board, Foam Core (double thick) for stretching watercolor paper. Suggestion - bring two boards.
Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, etc. ( a couple watercolor pencils)
Erasers: Gum, Pink, Pearl, Magic Rub, etc.
Brushes: Incorporate your favorite, preferably larger rounds, #8, #10, #12, #14, etc. Also a couple smaller round and flat brushes for details. 1” – ½” Flats for washes. Pallet knife for scratching detail and textural work, small fritch (cheap joe’s) or short, small, stiff brush to lift edges and lights. Recommended Brushes: Joe Miller signature Series 50/50 Brushes, Silver Black Velvet stripper, Escoda Reserva Tajmyr-Kolinsky (Aquario, Barcelona).
- Note: We will be using expressive, impressionist strokes; large rounds and
flats work best for excellent results.
Misc: Liquid Frisket, spray bottle, paper towels, salt, sponge, rubber cement pick-up, masking tape, baby toothbrush, small bar of soap, Q-Tips, Kleenex. Bring an easel if you prefer to work on it.
“Seeing the Light, an Artists’ Guide” by Betty Carr
“Hawthorne on Painting” by Mrs. Charles Hawthorne
“The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri
Easels and Umbrellas: We will be working outdoors. Bring an easel or pochade box if you prefer to work upright. Also, an umbrella for your easel if you like - it can make a difference in your choice of painting locations – you don’t have to hunt for shade.