Bring a variety of flats and filberts, your choice. Please have some that are ¼”-1” wide.
Suggested Oil Paint Color List. (I use Gamblin paints) You may choose your own brand, just don’t buy hues, buy the professional kind. Student grade colors are very low in pigment and are frustrating when you mix.
- Black suggestions: Mars Black, Chromatic Black, Lamp Black, Paynes Grey
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hansa Yellow Medium
- Cad Red Light or Medium
- Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Red
- Ultramarine Blue
- Phthalo Blue
- Quinacridone Magenta is nice for certain pink and red flowers, but it is an option.
PANELS OR CANVAS
Two pre-gessoed canvas boards or pre-gessoed panels (1/4” or thicker-size between 11 x 14 to 12 x 16). You can also get them at Michael’s. I prefer a very smooth surface, such as Ampersand Professional Panels, but certainly bring a surface that appeals to you.
Supplied by Jackson Art
Gamsol Odorless mineral solvent. (no other brands allowed in studio)
Refined linseed oil (Gamblin makes this). Small container. We will make medium during workshop.
LARGE Paint Palette. I recommend a large 12 x 16 or 16 x 20. Buy the rectangular version, paper or wooden (if you have another type you like, that's fine). We have some extra ones that you can buy or use, but please let me us know in advance.
Paper towels or shop towels—one big roll.
(2) 8 oz glass containers with wide lid (or you may have your own containers for solvent and
medium already). For your solvent and medium. Old salsa, peanut butter, relish jars are great.
Metal Palette knife for mixing paint. You want one with a metal end that is around 3” long –not a tiny or oddly shaped knife.
Gloves—I buy latex free gloves at Rite Aid or CVS. I highly recommend using gloves.
An old shirt or apron to protect your clothing.
Newspapers or cloth for the back of your car to transport paintings home.
Lunch and drinks. Lunch can be ordered out or you can pack one. Coffee & tea for sale at studio for $1.