Workshop Supplies List



FOR THE WORKSHOP 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,
 [ ESPECIALLY 'dot' SPRAY BOTTLES ]

These SENNELIER colors to be included with your paint colors

* Opera Rose
* Phthalo Blue
* Phthalo Green Light
* Lemon yellow
* Blue Indanthrene
'DOT' Spray Bottles
yellow top / purple neck 
* (7) "Dot" spray bottles
* (1) "Fine Mist" bottles

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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 color that mix easily, and darks that don't look dirty... that is why I use *SENNELIER In addition to your 12 - 15 regular colors, make sure to include the five "SENNELIER" colors listed above. My theory of color is to use the brightest color available and select a light value and a dark value of each color. "SENNELIER" has the best color saturation , they include honey, and do  not have ox gall. They do not mold or dry out , can be re-wet easily and won’t clog up my spray bottle."

I also use these colors:
Phthalo Green
Burnt Sienna
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Hookers Green
 Alizarin Crimson
Sennelier Yellow Deep
Red Orange
Sennelier Red
Permanent Majenta 
Ultramarine Deep
Yellow Ochre Light

 

 

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 the new Fredrix watercolor canvas (18" x 24" OR 16" x 20").

 

 

 

BRUSHES I USE
Natural hair is very important, and Sable is the VERY  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. The flat brush has extra length out and a big belly unlike ALL others. You don’t need a lot of brushes, just natural hair,
( SABLE ) Silver Brush Ltd. (*Brushes are the ones I use the most.)
*3/4" Full Flat
1/2" Full Flat
*#8 Liner
 
*#16 Designer Round
#7 8404  Raphael 

 

 

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!