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.
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...
|"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:
|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.|
|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
|*#12 Designer Round
#10 Designer Round
|FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE EVERYTHING|