Workshop Supplies List



          FOR THE "ONLINE" ( ZOOM ) AND "IN PERSON" WORKSHOPS
 THERE ARE ONLY A FEW "MUST HAVE" ITEMS...
5 SENNELIER COLORS, 8 'DOT BOTTLES',AND FABRIANO 'EXTRA WHITE' PAPER 

 

IN CASE YOU CAN'T FIND A PARTICULAR ITEM OR IF YOU WISH TO TRAVEL LIGHT. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE  ALL THE SUPPLIES LISTED WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AT THE WORKSHOP. { OR AT WWW.ARTACADEMYLIVE.COM } 

[  YELLOW TOP PURPLE NECK "DOT " SPRAY BOTTLES ARE ONLY FOUND AT... 

HTTPS://WWW.ARTACADEMYLIVE.COM/MONTHLY_SPECIALS.CFM

These SENNELIER colors to be included with your paint colors

* Opera Rose
* Phthalo Blue
* Phthalo Green Light
* Lemon yellow
* Blue Indanthrene

I refer to these as 'IMPACT COLORS' in the workshop
'DOT' Spray Bottles
yellow top / purple neck 
* (7) "Dot" spray bottles
* (1) "Fine Mist" bottles

click and view video
for free demo 
https://youtu.be/W4q8AHxcvEs
Paper
Fabriano  'extra white'
* (3) FULL  sheets 140# cold press

* (2) FULL sheets 300# cold press.

Mark which side is the "top" before you cut. 

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 colors that mix easily, and darks that are clean and colorful ... That is why I use *SENNELIER !  My theory of color is to use the brightest colors available and select a light value and a dark value of each color. "SENNELIER"  is known for their great  color saturation. They do not mold or dry out and won’t clog up my spray bottles." They are made with honey which makes the color brighter ,easier for mixing, and do not have ox gall in them so dry color in the palette can be re-used therefore less waste !                                           
                                       ... Here are the colors I have in my palette. 
SENNELIER COLORS:
Phthalo Green
Opera Rose
Burnt Sienna
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Lemon Yellow
Hookers Green
Alizarin Crimson
Sennelier Yellow Deep
Phthalo Green Light
Blue Indanthrene
Red Orange
Sennelier Red
Permanent Magenta 
Ultramarine Deep
Yellow Ochre Light

The following ( IMPACT COLORS ) are necessary for all my workshops as they are important for enhancing the focal point and to emphasize  sunlight and shadow.
...Lemon Yellow...Opera Rose...Phthalo Blue...Phthalo Green Light...Blue Indanthrene...


The 'DOT BOTTLE ' [ yellow top , purple neck ) colors that I primarily use are  ...
........Cobalt Blue.........Sennelier Red.........Lemon Yellow........Phthalo Green LIight. ......Yellow Ochre Light.......Red Orange...Permanent Magenta
These Dot Bottles are used for creating impressions of many subjects (trees, leaves, flowers .roads, water, etc.)

 

 

PAPER
I prefer *FABRIANO paper. 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. The 'Extra White' ( FABRIANO ) has a new surface and it the whitest color of any paper. 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  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 a few brushes of  good quality natural hair.

                                        * These Brushes are the ones I use the most.

*3/4" Full Flat
1/2" Full Flat
*#8 Liner/rigger
 
*#16 Designer  Round
#7 Raphael 8404
*3/4" Full Flat
1/2" Full Flat
*#8 Liner
 
*#16 Designer Round
#7 8404  Raphael 

 

 

PALETTE
I use a porcelain palette which allows colors to float and stay expanded. This allows me to see the variety of mixtures which directly relates to my creating more colorful paintings. I recommend to my students to at least have a palette without  dividers in the mixing area. These dividers create a painting without harmony and variety.  See my palette video at...
https://youtu.be/cO26-U4_W-Y

 

EXTRAS THAT I ALSO HAVE ON HAND
Large water bucket
Gator/Drawing board
Frisket Film (extra tack)
Matt for painting
Cloth towel
Masque Pen
White Mask
Stencil Paper
Kleenex
1" Masking tape
Wet media acetate
Paper towels
Old Post Cards
Pencil ( HB or 2B )
Hair dryer
Sponges
Tissues
Camera
 
A Good Joke!!

 

BE PREPARED FOR A GREAT WEEK OF NEW TECHNIQUES AND DRAMATIC PAINTINGS !