Watercolor Workshops Supply List
The following list is generalized. Feel free to bring your preferred paints and materials. Be familiar and comfortable with your supplies. Call and talk over any mystery items.
Watercolor paper: 140 lb. Cold press/ 0ne sheet per day/ 100% rag,
Palette: Your choice, suitable for watercolor. Covered is handy.
Brushes: 1” and 2” flats/ #6,10 or 12, 26 rounds/#4 or 6 rigger and any other favorite brushes….we all have our personal choices.
Backer Board: Any stiff portable surface will suit: masonite, foam core, wood. Cut board to 16 x 23 for ½ sheet, 12 x 16 for ¼ sheet, 23 x 31” for full sheet, if preparing your own.
Easel: outdoor, upright painting easel… i.e.: Stanrite 100 or French ½ size.
Misc: clips, masking tape, water bottle, water dish, sponge, paper towels, sketch book, pencils/drawing tools….Maybe a folding stool…backpack for carrying gear…suitable footwear for all terrain…and of course, sun block and a visor hat for protection…
Watercolor paints: Artist or Professional grade colors are recommended. Bring your selected color fast colors. Brand names like: Winsor Newton, DaVinci, Daler/Rowney, Daniel Smith, Grumbacher, American Journey, Sennelier are all familiar names. (DaVinci offers the best price and I find most colors good) Black and white watercolors are not needed.
White gouache is recommended for opaque use.
My color choices are:
Reds: Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Red Rose Deep or Permanent Rose, Scarlet Lake
Orange: Cadmium Orange
Yellows: Naples Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light or lemon yellow, Gamboge Hue (I love Rowney brand), Raw sienna
Greens: Winsor Green/Blue shade or Phthalo Green, Permanent Sap Green
Blues: French Ultramarine or Ultramarine (I prefer Winsor Newton), Cobalt and Cerulean
Optional: Phthalo blue, Indigo, Prussian
Browns: Burnt Umber and Burnt Sienna
Local art Stores carry most items, or use the various 800# catalog stores.
Cheap Joe’s(800-257-2788) or Daniel Smith (800-426-7923) or ASW (800-995-6778)
Or any others found in American Artist ads…Shop around!
The Wilcox Guide to the Best Watercolors is a great reference book for paints…and Betty Edward’s Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is good for us all! Also, Cathy Johnson has a new book out on Plein Air painting (c/o Northlight Books) I highly recommend them.
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