This supply list is just a suggestion. Supplies are expensive so don’t feel you need to go out and replace all of your equipment! The list is what I use and will be demonstrating with. It will be easier to do the exercises if you can bring supplies that are somewhat similar. Just do the best you can.
We’ll be using a very traditional palette with a cool and warm of each primary, white and one earth color. The only things I’d like you to bring verbatim from the list are the items under the ‘SKETCHBOOKS AND MARKERS’ and ‘SOLVENT & MEDIUM’ sections. We’ll do some important studying using the sketchbook for notes and comps. You’ll go home with a road map for continuing to refine your skills and spread your wings! “Start strong end strong!”
Centurion Deluxe Oil Primed Linen Panels
• 3 – 8×10
• 3 – 12×16
Wet Panel Carriers (I like Raymar and Panel Pak)
SKETCHBOOKS AND MARKERS: REQUIRED
• Strathmore 400 Series
– 7”x10” hard-covererd Field Drawing sketchbook
– 4”x6” soft cover, top spiral bound sketch pad
• Prismacolor Premier double ended chisel markers:
– Cool Gray: 30, 50, 70, 90 and black
• Pen for note-taking
• HB mechanical pencil for sketching
SOLVENT AND MEDIUM
PLEASE BRING ONLY Gamblin Oderless Mineral Spirits for your solvent and only M.Graham walnut oil for a medium and a covered solvent container/brush washer.
A NOTE ON PIGMENTS: We’re going to be squeezing out plenty of paint during this workshop and feeling like you need to take out a second mortgage for paint can be a tad scary. Feel free to replace Cad Yellow and Cad Red Light for Azo Yellow and Napthol Red. They are about a third the price of the cadmiums. The main difference is they don’t stay workable as long as the cadmiums and Napthol is more of a middle red. I prefer a red that leans a little more orange. That being said they’re perfectly fine pigments and will work for all of the exercises if you want to save a bit of change. Also, I’d highly recommend you use the 150ml tubes of paint so when I walk up, quote Quang Ho and say, “Painting is about Paint!”, grab one of your weenie tubes of paint and squeeze the whole thing onto your palette you won’t faint dead away. However, the most important thing is you come to class ready to learn, enjoy and expand your horizons! If you can only afford one brush and two tubes of paint come anyway!! Think what the cave artists accomplished with some red mud, mastodon fat and their fingers! 🙂
• Titanium White – 5oz. M. GRAHAM or GAMBLIN
• Cad Lemon – GAMBLIN
• Cadmium Yellow – M. GRAHAM (less costly option: Azo Yellow)
• Cadmium Orange – M. GRAHAM (optional)
• Cadmium Red Light – M. GRAHAM (less costly option: Napthol Red)
• Alizarin Permanent – GAMBLIN
• Ultramarine Blue – M. GRAHAM
• Cobalt Blue – M. GRAHAM (optional)
• Cobalt Teal – M. GRAHAM (or GAMBLIN Manganese Blue Hue which is less pricey)
• Transparent Red Oxide – M. GRAHAM
• Rosemary Ivory Long Flats – long handled: 2,4,6,8 10,12
• Rosemary Evergreen Dagger – 1/2 in.
• DaVinci Bristle Series 2475 #50 – 2 in. (or a cheap 2” china bristle brush from the paint store)
• Hog brisle fan brush
• Blick Palette Knife Style 4 – 3/4 in x 2 1/16 in.
• Double ended rubber wipe out tool
• Portable easel and folding stool – compact and lightweight is good!
• Gloves in a Bottle Shielding Lotion
• Paper Towels – Viva Select-a-size
• Gray Scale And Value Finder Card
• View Catcher
• Single edge blade paint scraper for cleaning palette
• Small garbage bags to clamp to your easel
• Water bottle (…and energy bar if you need a mid-morning boost).