- Bring your usual painting kit, including these items (or an equivalent):
- Palette – disposable paper palettes are great, the larger the better! At least 12×16”. I prefer white, but the gray ones are fine. Or, bring your usual travel palette.
- Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of paint with it.
- Rags or paper towels (I like disposable blue shop towels, available at hardware stores)
- Solvent: odorless mineral spirits (I use Gamsol) or Turpenoid
- 2 glass jars with tight-fitting lids
- Paint – I use M. Graham and Gamblin. Please include the following colors (starred colors are optional):
○ Titanium white
○ Cadmium red
○ Cadmium yellow
○ Ultramarine blue
○ Lemon or Hansa yellow*
○ Cerulean Blue*
○ Burnt sienna*
○ Alizarin crimson*
○ Yellow ochre*
○ Dioxazine Purple*
- Brushes – I use taklon (synthetic, white bristles) or hog bristle, but it’s up to your preference. I recommend a range of sizes from #2 on up. Rounds and Filberts.
- View Finder
- Purchasing a plastic view finder from an art supply store is great, small investment. A Tool used daily
- Cleanup: Murphy’s oil soap, or The Master’s Brush Cleaner and Preserver
- Canvases or other painting surfaces:
- Bring something less expensive, like canvas panels or Arches oil paper for our timed exercises. Dividing an 11×14 canvas works well.
- One larger (11×14 or 8×10 or similar) canvas for a longer duration painting.
- Easel (and side table – optional)
- A plein air easel or French easel
- A TV table or side table for your palette (the smaller the better)
Chairs are provided by Sequoia