This workshop will supply most of the supplies, however take note of what you will need to bring.
Canvases that will be large enough to paint the object life-size and will be supplied (12 x 16″ canvases with a warm light gray imprimatura and roughened surface).
Studio will supply:
Large tubes of the following, however you may bring your own supplies.
- Lead White
- Yellow Ochre
- Brown Ochre
- Red Ochre
- Spinel Black
- Thixotropic alkyd gel such as Liquin impasto medium
- Bleached linseed oil
- Spray-can of retouch varnish
- Wet-and-Dry sandpaper (400, 600).
Student supply list:
- Where the object to be painted requires a greater range of colors than afforded by the basic palette, these should be supplied by students.
- a variety of long-handled brushes (synthetic, sable or bristle can be used)
- also some synthetic riggers size 1 or 2 for fine work
- a synthetic or sable fan
- palette knives (small tear-drop shaped and long and narrow)
Conor has some recommendations for plinths and backgrounds when considering your still life set-up. We will have a collection of some of this available, however you may want to bring your own:
- Objects can be placed on a white, grey, brown or black surface as appropriate. A polished surface can add interest and can be obtained from pieces of polished stone, large ceramic tiles or (cheapest option) a piece of glass laid over paper or board. Cloth or wood are also appropriate surfaces. Backgrounds are recommended to be neutral, in harmony with plinth, or blue to create a sense of air, space, openness