Workshop Supplies List


FOR THE WORKSOP THERE ARE ONLY A FEW "MUST HAVE" ITEMS...
Paint, spray bottles and a few sheets of good watercolor paper.

For your convenience, all the supplies listed will be available for purchase at the workshop. This way if you want to travel light; can't find a particular item; or want to see or try a particular item before purchasing, you can.

These Holbein colors to be included with your paint colors

* Opera
* Peacock Blue
* Perm Green #1
* Perm Yellow Lemon
* Royal Blue
Spray Bottles

* (7) "Dot" spray bottles
* (1) "Fine Mist" bottles
Paper

* (5) five 1/2 sheet 140# cold press

* (3) three 1/2 sheet 300# cold press.

Mark which side is the "top" before you cut. (Read watermark word "Gemini")

Bring plenty of photo references to work from ... A positive attitude ... and a BIG smile!

I know all workshop teachers have their "favorite supplies" but with me there is a reason and I will show you "how" and "why" they can make a difference for you.

DON'T BE ALARMED BY THE BELOW LIST OF SUPPLIES; THIS IS JUST A LIST OF ALL THAT "I" USE...

 

PAINT
"I love brilliant color that mix easily, and darks that don't look dirty... that is why I use *Holbein! In addition to your 12 - 15 regular colors, make sure to include the five "Holbein" colors listed above. My theory of color is to use thebrightest color available and select a light value and a dark value of each color. "HOLBEIN" has the best color saturation of any brand. They do not mold or dry out and won’t clog up my spray bottle."

I also use these colors:
Brilliant Pink
Burnt Sienna
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Hookers Green
Perm Aliz Crimson
Perm Yellow Deep
Perm Yellow Orange
Pyrrole Red
Quinacridone Violet
Ultramarine Deep
Yellow Ochre

 

 

PAPER
I prefer *Gemini paper (distributed by Strathmore, made in England). It has a tight weave and strong internal sizing, which allows for... correcting mistakes with ease, lifting of color, the ability to re-paint over scrubbed areas, liquid frisket, and my spray bottle/texture techniques. I use both 140# and 300# cold press. Do not use D'Arches for this workshop, it does not work with my techniques, it absorbs too fast and you can not re-work scrubbed areas.

 

 

FREDRIX CANVAS
I will do a demonstration one day on the new Fredrix watercolor canvas (18" x 24" OR 16" x 20").

 

 

 

BRUSHES I USE
Natural hair is very important, and Sable is the best: I prefer long hair and long handle. They flow, hold more color, release more easily and are a soft touch to the paper. The three bolded brushes listed are the ones I use 90% of the time. I like Silver Brush Ltd. because they use sable and have an excellent tradition of quality. You don’t need a lot of brushes, just natural hair, Silver Brush Ltd. (*Brushes are the ones I use the most.)
*3/4" Full Flat
1/2" Full Flat
*#6 Liner
#4 Liner
*#12 Designer Round
#10 Designer Round

 

 

EXTRAS
Large white palette
Large water bucket
Gator/Drawing board
Frisket Film (extra tack)
Masque Pen
White Mask
Stencil Paper
Cloth towel
1" Masking tape
Wet media acetate
Paper towels
Old Post Cards
Hair dryer
Sponges
Tissues
Camera

 

 

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE EVERYTHING
1/2 Sheet mat for painting
Ear Plugs - For Lecture
Aspirin - For Your Neighbor
Trigger spray bottle
Antacid - For the Workshop Director
Apple - For the Teacher
Pencil (HB or 2B lead)
Small, old brush to apply frisket. #4 round
Old cloth towels
Don't wear white
A Good Joke!!

 

I WILL SUPPLY THE TALENT... YOU BRING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE AND WE WILL HAVE A GREAT WEEK!