All material for the workshop is available at SC Art Supply with the exceptions noted below.
2 sheets of Arches 22’x30" 140 lb cold press (watercolor blocks not encouraged)
NO Strathmore or student grade, but Fabriano 140 lb is okay
Gator board or foam core for mounting your paper. (Gator board can be purchased and cut for you at SC Art Supply. You can share this expense with someone else taking the workshop. This board should be a board 12”x16” or larger as we’ll be working on 1/4 sheets of paper (11”X15”)
Brushes: I use a Lowel Cornell #12 or #14- it has a great point and it holds plenty of wash. These are available at SC Art Supply. Bring any brushes with you and we can discuss their merits and limitations. And I will bring flats and other sized rounds for you to experiment with.
Pencils: I prefer working with a mechanical pencil 0.7 or 0.5 as they leave less carbon print on the paper, but an HB pencil will do. Also an kneaded eraser as it ls less abrasive on the paper surface.
Pigments: I have been gravitating more and more to Daniel Smith brand but WInsor Newton, Holbein and Da Vinci are all good brands, as are all the pigments carried at SC Art Supply. But please no student grade or pans.
Greens: Viridian and Phtalo Green - YELLOW shade (DS) or Hooker’s Green
if you already have it
Yellow: Quinacridone Gold (DS) and any other yellows you might have on
Oranges and Reds: Quinacridone Burnt Orange (DS) or Burnt Sienna if you
already have it on hand
Quin Rose (DS) or Permanent Rose
Carmine (DS) or Alizarin Crimson
Permanent Orange (DS) or Cadmium Orange
Blues: Ultramarine and Cobalt Blue
( I encourage you to bring your own pigments if you have them on hand as we will be doing color swatches in the workshop)
Color Wheel. I will supply you with a value scale. Any returning students, please bring this along.
Palette: John Pike, Steve Quiller or Holbein are all fine but WAIT to fill wells until the workshop
Sketch book for note taking and sketching. Roll of paper towels and/or box of tissues, reference material (photos sketches etc for 2nd day of workshop)