· Portable/field easel and palette (French field easel or pochade box with tripod).
If you are working in oils:
· Solvent container with clamping lid
· Small sketch pad w/ pencil or marker
· Oil paint (any brand of professional quality paint). Suggested colors (also the colors I use): - Ultramarine Blue - Cobalt Blue - Manganese Blue - Sap Green - Burnt Sienna - Burnt Umber - Alizarin Crimson - Cadmium Red - Cadmium Yellow - Yellow Ochre - Titanium White Unless you are a beginner, you may bring any limited color palette you are comfortable with using.
· Brushes - I recommend hog bristle brushes over synthetic for oil painting. Bring a mixture of Filberts, Flats, and Rounds in various sizes (4,6,8,10,12) with one sable rigger. I use Robert Simmons Signet brand brushes.
· Panels - You will use 2 to 4 panels per day. Your choice of panel sizes ( 6x8, 8x10, 9x12) – no larger than 9x12 for this workshop. Please bring panels rather than stretched canvas.
· Medium with cup or container for medium (optional) - Graham’s Walnut Alkyd Medium- a fast drying and non-toxic product
· Solvent - ODORLESS artist quality turpentine (Gamsol or Turpenoid). Do not bring hardware store turpentine - it is not healthy for you or the people around you.
If you are working in pastel:
· Set of 24 pastels
· 9x12or 12x16 pastel paper/board or other support
· clip board to attach it too
If you work in watercolor:
· set up watercolors in the same colors as oils above
· watercolor block or mounted paper
· assorted watercolor brushes
· water and cup
Other materials you may need:
· Paper towels and plastic grocery bags for used paper towels
· Painting clothes (please wear clothing that you don’t mind getting a little oil paint on). Dress in layers or bring additional clothes to adjust to weather changes (hot, cold, windy, rainy) Keep colors neutral so colors don’t reflect on your painting!
· Wide brimmed hat
· Other / Optional: - disposable gloves - wet panel carrier - plein air umbrella - bug spray - sunscreen - snacks, bag lunch, plenty of bottled water - baby oil (to get oil paint off your hands) - spring clamps, bungee cords
· Cool things to bring: Light for your hat for nocturnes! Rose-colored glasses to reduce the landscape to values, packaging for finished painting.