2018 Materials List

There are many manufacturers out there and I have a variety on my palette: Daniel Smith (DS), 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 Medium
Cadmium Red Medium
Permanent Rose Quinacridone  
Imperial Purple (DS) or Mineral Violet (Holbein)
Prussian Blue
French Ultramarine (Red Shade)
Cobalt Green or Cobalt Teal Blue
Phthalo Green
Quinacridone Deep Gold (DS)
Quinacridone Burnt Orange (DS)
Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet (DS)
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Burnt Umber
Payne’s Gray

2”or 3” Hake Brush; small, medium, and large rounds. Trusted, high quality manufacturers I recommend are Escoda (short handle Perla and Versatil series), Raphaël, Isabey and DaVinci. I also, at times, use an Escoda Ultimo mop No.14, a Rigger brush, and a stiff bristle 1/4” or flat brush, although not required.

Watercolor Paper
I use 100% cotton rag paper, 300 lb. cold press, and recommend Fabriano Artistico bright white. For classes I work a half sheet.

Water Bucket
Spray Bottle
Hair dryer
Masking Fluid and tape (Scotch brand, 1”)
Towels and facial tissue (Do not use dyed or patterned towels)
Tissue Paper
Xacto knife
Terry cloth towel larger than the paper you will be working on (optional, if you usually work on a board that's fine)

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