Plein air painting on Mt. Garfield, New Hampshire

Plein air painting on Mt. Garfield, New Hampshire

Materials List

Paints
There are many manufacturers out there and I have a variety on my palette: Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton, Holbein, M. Graham, and Da Vinci. I do not use cake or block colors. My Palette (only an example, your colors will probably be fine):

Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Cadmium Red Medium
Alizarin Crimson (Quinacridone)
Permanent Rose Quinacridone  
Mineral Violet
Prussian Blue
French Ultramarine (Red Shade)
Cobalt Turquoise
Phthalo Green
Naples Yellow
Quinacridone Gold
Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Burnt Umber
Payne’s Gray

Brushes
2”or 3” Hake Brush; small, medium, and large rounds (I recommend the Escoda Perla and Versatil series short handled.) I also, at times, use an Escoda Ultimo mop No.14. and a stiff bristle 1/4” or flat brush, although not required.

Watercolor Paper
I always use 100% cotton rag paper, 300 lb. CP, and recommend Fabriano Artistico bright white, Arches, or Lanaquarelle)

Miscellaneous
Palette
Water Bucket
Spray Bottle
Hair dryer
Terry cloth towel larger than the paper you will be working on
Masking Fluid and tape (Scotch brand, 1”)
Towels and facial tissue (Do not use dyed or patterned towels)
Tissue Paper
Xacto knife

Optional
Representational painting requires the ability to draw well from life. Since this is a painting class, not a drawing class, feel free to come with a pre-drawn composition so we can focus on the painting process, or I will supply a pre-drawn sketch to transfer if you want to follow along with my painting, in which case you’ll need:

Pencils (harder is better, I use 2H or 4H)
Kneaded eraser
Transfer paper