For this four day workshop, I will be using the following supplies for watercolor demonstrations and class exercises. I do not require that you purchase supplies that match this list; however, if you decide to use art supplies/brands you already own and use ( economical as well as personal taste ), expect some variations in painting results.
Please bring resource photographs from which to work (15 - 20 or more!... allows for better choices). Your own photographs are best. Please do not bring magazine ads or reproductions of paintings as resource photographs. Please include the following subjects: landscapes, buildings, street scenes, still life. Also include subjects of your choice if you like. In choosing subject photos, consider the variety and size of shapes to fill the format in developing an interesting composition. Consider: Is their enough substance in the photograph to create an understandable, visual communication? Is the subject too simple? Is the subject too complex?
(I use mostly Winsor/Newton large tube colors ) French Ultramarine Blue Cerulean Blue Winsor Green (Blue Shade) Cadmium Lemon Cadmium Orange Raw Sienna Burnt Sienna Permanent Rose Cobalt Violet ( ?Holbein? cobalt violet light or equivalent )
140# Cold Press Arches or other equivalent 100% rag brands - a minimum of 5 full sheets We will be working on 1/4 and 1/2 sheet sizes from these. Feel free to include other papers on which to experiment. I do not recommend watercolor pads or student grade watercolor paper because these products do not usually consist of 100% rag material and will not deliver optimum results in most painting situations.
Good quality watercolor brushes that will hold adequate amount of pigment / water mixture and provide a point when needed. These can be natural hair such as sable, a combination of sable and synthetic, or totally synthetic. Among your collection of brushes, I suggest:
#12 round Richeson synthetic (#9000 signature series) #16 round Richeson synthetic (#9000 signature series) #20 round Richeson synthetic (#9000 signature series) or larger!
Bond paper or sketch pad for drawing or painting exercises (@11?x14? or larger) Soft pencils Kneaded eraser Paper tissues (Klennex, etc.) Large watercolor palette (I use a John Pike palette),water container, paint rags, good humor, patience, etc. etc. The arts center has tables and standard studio easels.