EASEL – Either a full or half French easel for beginners or on a higher-end budget, a pochade box with a tripod.
BRUSHES & PALETTE KNIFE
- A variety of flats and filbert hog hair bristle brushes
- I prefer Rosemary & Co. or Robert Simmons’ Signet
- A palette knife or two is useful for all
PALETTE – Wood or Plexiglass or Glass.
- 2-4 Canvas board or birch plywood panels. Good 2-3 coats of acrylic gesso. In sizes of 6×8 or 8×10.
- Odorless Mineral Spirits (Gamsol or similar)
- A brush cleaning can or jar
COLORS (BOLD Required*)
- *COOL RED – Alizarin crimson perm. or Quinacridone Red
- WARM RED – Cadmium red light
- ORANGE – Cadmium orange
- *WARM YELLOW – Cadmium yellow medium
- COOL YELLOW – Cadmium yellow light, lemon
- GREEN – Viridian
- *COOL BLUE – Ultramarine
- WARM BLUE – Cobalt Teal
- *BLACK – Ivory
- *WHITE – Large tube of titanium white. I like Rembrandt nice and creamy is the rule.
- *EARTH — Transparent Iron/Red Oxide (important-for underpainting)
- Dioxozine Purple.
MEDIUM – (optional) Solvent Free Gel, by Gamblin
- Big, big hat (a must)
- Paper towels or rags for cleaning, trash bag
- Razorblade scraper for your palette
- Clamp-on umbrella for your easel
- sketchbook & pencil
- Digital camera
- Backpack for all your stuff.
- Lunch & water for both days. We will be eating on-site.