Ann Larsen Materials List

Ann Larsen Materials List

Capturing the Moment in Color & Light

October 28 to 30, 2024


  • At a minimum have a basic palette of a warm and a cool in each primary
  • Large tube of white
  • Tube of ivory black
  • Titanium white or titanium and zinc mixture 
  • Ultramarine blue  
  • Compose blue or cerulean blue hue
  • Alizarin crimson permanent or quinacridone red
  • Cadmium red light or permanent red medium (made by Rembrandt Extra Fine)
  • Cadmium yellow medium
  • Cadmium yellow pale or cadmium lemon
  • Translucent red oxide or burnt sienna


  • Pochade Box or outdoor easel such as SolTek, Open Box, or Strata
  • There are several good ones on the market, but I would stay away from the wooden French easel if possible.  They are cumbersome and hard to set up.


  • Good bristle brushes in sizes Flats  #4 to #10

Solvent & Medium (oil painters)

  • Orderless mineral spirits – Gamsol or Turpenoid ONLY

Palette for mixing paint – SURFACE SIZE IS VERY IMPORTANT!!

  • Please have a palette large enough to mix color – a minimum of 11×14 surface.


  • Canvas panels in sizes 6×8 to 12×16 for field studies.
  • Have at least 3 per day or more.

Sketch Book and  soft pencils

  • (ex.  4B, 5B,6B etc.)
  • small handheld sketchbook for thumbnail studies.  I use size 5.5 x 8.5


  • Palette knife – large enough to mix paint with – 2-1/2″ x 1″ min. length
  • Large lidded solvent container that seals.  The ones with strainers in the bottom are a must-have.  Otherwise, you are just dipping into the muck in the bottom and not really cleaning you brushes.  Fill the container 2/3 full with solvent.
  • Roll of Paper towels or rags
  • Plastic grocery bags for paper towel disposal or any reusable disposal container.