WORKSHOP SUPPLY LIST
100% cotton watercolor paper, such as Arches, Fabriano, or others. I typically use 140 lb. Arches cold pressed paper. We will work at half sheet sizes (15x22). I always suggest bringing extra paper.
Sketch Pad 60 lb., 9” x 12”
#2 pencil and a #6b pencil
Kneaded eraser; The Moo Professional Eraser is also excellent.
1” wide flat (I prefer sable)
(Optional) 2” wide wash (I currently use a Robert Simmons Sky Flo)
#10 or # 12 round (I prefer Kolinsky sable)
#5 or #6 round (I prefer Kolinsky sable)
Please note that sable brushes are expensive! There are many other types of brushes available today that cost much less. If you already own brushes of reasonable quality and similar sizes, then your brushes should work well.
I do not encourage the practice of using old, dried up paint with the intention of spraying water on it to make it workable. I prefer tube watercolors and I put out fresh paint before each painting session. I encourage my students to do the same. The colors listed below represent my basic palette. It is not important that you have the same colors. A representative range of warm and cool colors is what matters most. Any professional brand will do. I favor Holbein and Winsor & Newton.
Burnt umber - Ultramarine blue
Raw umber - Cobalt blue
Burnt sienna - Cerulean blue
Raw sienna - Thalo blue
Cadmium red light - Olive Green
Alizarin crimson - Thalo green
Cobalt violet - Cadmium yellow light
Note: Along with the colors you choose to bring, make sure to include a tube of Burnt Umber or Payne’s Gray. This tube of paint will be used in an exercise on the first day of class.