Mike Hernandez Painting Supply List

Mike Hernandez Painting Supply List


Mike Hernandez Painting Supply List

Mike will cover the essential fundamentals of composition, color relationships, lighting, atmospheric perspective, simplification, and shape design through the use of gouache and oil paints. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in painting plein air and who would like to learn how to capture a sense of natural and or stylized lighting/color into their works.

Supply list if using gouache:

Paints

  • permanent white (large tube)
  • primary or cad yellow
  • yellow ochre
  • marigold yellow
  • cad red
  • alizarine crimson
  • spectrum violet
  • ultramarine blue
  • cerulean blue
  • oxides of chromium green
  • burnt umber
  • burnt sienna

Panels

  • I like using Cottonwoodarts laminated cold press illustration pads either 5×7, 8×10 or 9×12.  http://www.cottonwoodarts.com/
  • You can also cut portions of Crescent cold press illustration board too.
  • 140 lb cold press watercolor block will work as well.

Palette

  • STA-WET sealable wet palette with sponge and palette paper for keeping paint wet.

Brushes

  • Watercolor/acrylic brushes: #8 round, 1/2″ & 1″ flats

other supplies

  • cup for water
  • paper towels
  • EASEL: Your best bet is to paint with an easel. plein air french easel or pochade box. My favorite is the Strada mini but any portable easel will work.
  • If you have no easel then lap painting with gouache is fine.
  • A chair and umbrella are optional

Supply list if using oils:

Paints

  • Titanium white
  • transparent yellow
  • transparent orange
  • yellow ochre
  • cad red med
  • alizarine crimson
  • dioxazine purple
  • ultramarine blue
  • cerulean blue hue
  • chromium oxide green
  • burnt umber.

Please no lead-based paints such as flake white.

other supplies for oil painting

  • Gamsol or turpenoid — Plus a container for cleaning brushes
  • hand cleaner
  • paper towels
  • Brushes: #6, 8, 12, 16
  • I like to use double-strength glass for my oil palette and a razor for cleaning. You can mount it into a painter’s companion box.
  • EASEL: Your best bet is to paint with an easel. plein air french easel or pochade box. My favorite is the Strada mini but any portable easel will work.
  • Chair and Umbrella are optional