DS = Daniel
Smith WN = Winsor Newton H
= Holbein G = Grumbacher. I've suggested
certain brands for reasons that will be
explained during the workshop.
Smith is offering my "Signature
Palette" with the 20 recommended and optional colors (except
Manganese Blue) plus, indisputably, the best two Kolinsky sable
brushes you can buy, an Autograph series #8 round and a #14 (1/2")
Kolinsky flat for under $247.00.
Phone numbers: Daniel
Smith - 1-800-426-7923
--- Great guy, terrific service and
* Two or three sheets of Winsor
& Newton's 140 lb. cold press is preferred. Cut the paper
into quarter or half sheets for traveling. Cheap
Joe's sells W&N paper.
* A board to stretch the paper on. I recommend 1/4" to 5/16"
Luan mahogany plywood (usually sold as "doorskins")
no more than 1" larger than the size of paper you intend
to stretch. An excellent alternative to plywood is lightweight
"Gatorboard," which is foam core with a hard plastic
surface. Cheap Joe's
has 1/2" available in half and full sheet sizes. You'll
also need an appropriate stapler.
* A sketch book with several drawing pencils, medium to very
soft (5-B). Don't forget a notebook.
* An ordinary flat household sponge about the size of an index
card and a small packet or box of tissues.
* Bring a small water pail and a small utility plastic spray
bottle with an adjustable nozzle.
* A flat enamel butchers tray for paint mixing if you can find
one. They're scarce.
* In the past, I hesitated to recommend brushes,
but the frustration I've witnessed in students attending workshops
with poor quality brushes has changed my mind. Kolinsky sable
or red sable is irreplaceable for rounds and flats, and the quality
from one manufacturer to another can be sharply different. I
recommend rounds and flats made by Daniel
Smith. Their #8 or #9 round "Autograph" series
Kolinsky sable is superb. It's important to buy this series and
not their standard Kolinsky. Their Kolinsky sable 3/4" (#16)
or 1/2" (#14) flat is also highly recommended.
* I won't be providing resource material other
than what might be available for a still life or what you might
discover outside, so bring some personal photos or sketches just
in case what's on hand doesn't creatively stimulate you. If you
plan to paint the figure from a photo, use one taken in natural
light without a flash! Also, bring along any additional supplies
you like working with.