Terri Ford Recommended Materials
Carmel Visual Arts Workshop
Sept 12–14, 2020
Reference photos for Studio painting
- These are for studio painting – Look for photos with good contrast: lights and darks, with simple composition and not too much little detail.
Studio and plein air easel set-up
- A Plein air easel set-up which can be used in the studio as well – I use the Sauter all-in-one that mounts to a tripod. There are many options such as the Heilman Box which also mounts to a tripod. Dakota Arts has a similar box and mini field easel that is a great set-up.
PLEASE bring these
- The following 3 by NuPastels
- 305 (Spruce Blue)
- 244 (Blue Violet)
- 298 (Bottle Green)
- In addition to your own selection of pastels
- 6×8, 8×10, 9×12 recommended
- Wallis, UArt, Richeson, Savoir Faire Pastel Panel, Canson Touch, Art Spectrum or any other SANDED paper that will enable a wet underpainting process.
- Gatorboard is a good choice
Tape of your choice
- I use 1 3/4” blue painters tape (original formula)
Container for water or solvent
- Shallow plastic container recommended
- Terri will work with, and provide denatured alcohol.
- Coarse bristle (for example, hog hair) brushes 1/2 – 1″ wide
- #8-10 Filbert, Round or Bright work well
- Old used brushes work fine if they haven’t stained completely from paint.
- Mine are all previously used oil brushes.
- Note: soft watercolor or sponge brushes will not give you the control that I will be demonstrating.