ART SUPPLY LIST
The following colors are good to have but not a must.
If you have more tubes bring them as well.
Colors differ greatly between manufactures. Luiquitex is a good bet and yoiu can't go wrong with them. Be sure to purchase paints in tubes however. DON'T purchase any paints that come in squirt bottles. They are thin and basically for craft projects.
A fan brush is always good to have. Beat up brushes are OK for lots of things but be sure to bring good brushes as well. It's difficult to do good paintings with a bad brushes.
Keep in mind that the makers of brushes differ in their numbering. For instance a #4 brush by Windor Newton may be a totaly different size than a #4 brush from Cheap Joes. They don't seem to be standardized.
PALETTES and such
Plastic container for your medium and to wash your brushes in. If you are using oils be sure to bring the NO odor mineral spirits as it can bother some people.
Paper towels for wiping your brushes. I use an old cotton T-shirt. Canvas or masonite panel (I recommend no larger than 16 x 20 for this workshop ) Bring a couple in case you are able to finish one a day. Note pad and pencils to take notes. Digital camera if you have one.
We will be starting off each day with a demonstration, which will last about 45 minutes or so. The remainder of the day will be devoted to working on your own painting and I will move from person to person throughout the day with individual help. If you have a painting partially completed and want to finish it during the workshop that is OK but you will probably get more out of the class by starting a new painting. Be sure to print out your photos on good photo paper and not plain typewriter paper. Take the extra time and small expense to do this otherwise the colors and detail in your printed refrerence photo will be lacking in color and detail. This is important.
I'm trying to keep things to a minimum here but feel free to add to your own personal list any materials you enjoy using. Doesn't matter what your skill level is. This is more about how to see things with an artist’s eye and not about technical ability. We're here to enjoy the process. I'm looking forward to having a good time along with all of you.