2018 Materials List
There are many manufacturers out there and I have a variety on my palette: Daniel Smith, Holbein, M. Graham, and Sennelier. 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
Permanent Rose Quinacridone
French Ultramarine (Red Shade)
Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet
2”or 3” Hake Brush; small, medium, and large rounds. I recommend short handle Escoda (Perla and Versatil series), Raphaël, Isabey and DaVinci. I also, at times, use an Escoda Ultimo mop No.14 and a stiff bristle 1/4” or flat brush, although not required.
I always use 100% cotton rag paper, 300 lb. soft press, and recommend Fabriano Artistico bright white.
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)
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)