SOLVENT and OIL
● Odor free solvent. Gamblin makes a nice one; Gamsol.. Gamsol Refined Linseed oil or Gamblin no-solvent gel. I mix 1⁄2 oil and 1⁄2 solvent for a general purpose medium.
● Whatever you prefer–I like a large palette, at least 16 x 20 when I am working at home. When I travel I paint on a wood palette or a gray paper palette.
● Paper towels or shop towels. My favorite brand is Viva.
● 2 glass containers with a lid (or you may have your own containers for solvent and medium
already). For your solvent. Old salsa, peanut butter, relish jars are great. 4-12 ounce jars.
● 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. I buy the Che Son brand whenever I can find them. Very simple with a good but not too stiff snap.
● Disposable gloves. I buy medical grade gloves by the box, making sure they fit snugly.
● Pencil, vine charcoal or soft conte crayon, ruler/straight edge
● If you have any construction paper, in black, white, and gray, I sometimes use this paper (with
scissors) to work on major shapes.
● Paper, any quality, for major shapes drawings.
● Studio or Plein Air Easel (Jackson Art will supply each participant with a small side table)
*Bring a lunch or one can be ordered out at the J Town Deli or Autumn Nomad just 5 minutes away.