· 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.