anything you usually use for watercolor or watermedia painting.
The following are my preferences to use as a guide, but not required.
You may use whatever paints you prefer. Since I will not be emphasizing
color theory in this workshop, the following list is a guide to acquaint
you with my palette.
I have been
using M. Graham watercolors (will be available at the workshop).
Due to the smooth consistency and heavy pigment load, I find them especially
well suited to maintaining vivid colors in flowing wet into wet paintings.
Other paints I prefer are Winsor Newton, and Holbein, as
indicated below, but you may use whatever you like).
Please have these basic colors, or close substitutes, and any other colors
My Basic 12 colors:
(use either column 1 or column 2 below)
Newton, or Holbein
- Azo Yellow
- Cobalt Blue
- Cadmium Red
Red Deep (Holbein)
Violet (Blockx or Maimeri)
- Cobalt Blue
- Winsor Blue
Green #1 (Holbein)
In addition to my
12 basic colors, I also use: Gamboge (G), Dioxazine Purple (G), Thalo
Green (G or H), Cerulean Blue (G or H), and Quinacridone Red (G).
* Note: In watermedia
workshops I will also be using Gouache ((M. Graham) in the same colors
as indicated above.
You may use any palette you like. Be sure it has large mixing areas or
a separate mixing tray. I find it very helpful to arrange complementary
colors directly opposite each other. I prefer a round palette with 12
My basic 12 colors
are placed counter clockwise in the above order. I recommend
"Stephen Quiller Traveler" (palette). If you do not use a round palette,
you may want to have several large Styrofoam plates for color study.
Your own selection of brushes- Should include one or two large rounds
( #10 and #14 ), and smaller rounds if desired for detail, a large flat
(1" or 1 ½"), and a large wash brush (2" or 3").
I prefer the following
- # 14 Round Connoisseur
(Kolinsky Sable), or #12 Round CJAS Dream Catcher
- 1" Flat Connoisseur
(Blend), or CJAS Dream Catcher
- 1 ½ " Flat Connoisseur
(Blend), or Winsor Newton 680 (Synthetic)
- 3 " Flat (for washes)
"Skyflow" by Robert Simmons or Connoisseur
- One or two inexpensive
bristle brushes (for acrylic matte medium)
I prefer 140 or 300 lb. D'Arches or Fabriano (Cold Press)
Painting Board or
Table Top Easel. I use Plexiglas cut 1" larger than the paper (with rounded
corners), to work wet, then gator or wood board to finish. ·
- Clips to hold paper
(if you prefer) ·
- Tape- White Artists
- Spray Bottles-
large for water, 1 small empty ·
- Small plastic containers
( 1 or 2), i.e. Film containers ·
- Paper Towels and
- Drawing Pencils
and Pens ·
- Tube of acrylic
paint - white & yellow ·
- Acrylic Matte Medium
(small bottle) ·
- Scissors ·
- Tissue or Rice
- Velum (large sheets
or roll) ·
- Graphite Paper
- Watercolor Crayons
or Pencils ·
- Sketchbook and
- Large Water Container
3 - 4 pieces of your recent work (slides or photos are fine)
Please bring your own source of information from which you will
work. For example, your own sketches (sketchbooks) and photos.
IMPORTANT! BRING A SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE AND RISK!