Margaret's Contact #: 401-440-0989
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Below is a list of suggested, optional materials. Please bring the set up that you are most comfortable with.
4-6 panels or canvases for the weekend, I will demonstrate at size 6”x8” . I recommend 6”x6”-11”x14” depending on the scale you are comfortable with. The number of supports depends upon your own pace but plan on at least 2 per day.
Prepare these canvas with a ground layer of color of your choice (I choose from green, blue or sienna), use acrylic paint (for either oil or acrylic finished painting) or, (if using oil for your finished painting) you have the option of using oil for the ground color as well, rub it on with a little mineral spirits, about 2-7 days in advance.
I prefer brights (short square) , and synthetic, 2 of each is nice
If you are working 6”x8” add some small ones (1/4” and smaller even)
Feel free to use the brushes you are most comfortable with
Palette of your choice that fits with your paint box, such as a disposable paper palette or a wooden palette
This is my landscape painting palette:
Cad yellow deep (looks orange)
cad red or windsor red
cerulean blue, manganese or phthalo blue
rose, quinacradone or alizarin crimson for a cooler red and different way to mix purples.
(I usually have a dioxazine violet in my box too)
palette knife (I use Blick or utrecht brand, style #5)
paper towels (I like a heavy weight brand that tears off in half sheets)
Optional: small glass jar with tight fitting lid for linseed oil
Murphy’s oil soap and bar soap for washing the brushes
Some students enjoy disposable plastic gloves (from the drugstore)
old long sleeved shirt or apron
Plastic grocery bags for garbage-great to have right on your easel for used paper towels/rags so you do not become covered in paint also for wrapping used brushes for transit
I’ll provide vine charcoal and tracing paper for drawing transfer
Portable easel of your choice (There are many options such as: 1. a traditional french easel gives you a place to put your supplies and is adjustable for various canvas sizes -sometimes on sale at Ocean State Job Lot- 2. winsor newton offers a metal one that some find easier to handle than wooden easels, bring a folding table for your supplies, and 3. Guerrilla painter offers many types of pochade boxes, I use this box on one of their tripods
Portable stool if you like to sit while you work-I use this more for watercolor as a place to put my materials if not to sit on. http://www.rei.com/product/765283/rei-trail-stool, walkstool (18”) And another.
My landscape palette. I put my yellows at the top and the side. I use the side for mixing greens.