Bring the materials you like and are most comfortable with - there is no need to paint in Hunter’s style unless one wishes to. Be prepared to paint outdoors, generally out of the back of one’s car.
Please note: materials, availability, and preferences are constantly evolving. For the most current list of Hunter’s preferred supplies, please visit CharlieHunter.art At the time of publication, this was Hunter’s basic setup:
BRUSHES: Hunter uses a range of synthetic brights and flats (such as Rosemary Evergreens and Ivories, Princeton Aspen, Simply Simmons or Dynasty Black Silver), a ‘rigger,’ and a couple of 1.5”-2” wide inexpensive hog-bristle brushes from the hardware store.
ARTIST COLORS: Hunter uses "Cobra" solvent-free oils (made by Royal Talens).
Raw Umber and/or Van Dyke Brown - These are Hunter’s base colors. It is possible to have a fine time at this workshop with solely one of these tubes of oil.
Other Cobra colors Hunter uses regularly include:
(choose one) Permanent Green Deep, Chromium Green, Olive Green
MEDIUMS: Water-mixable Safflower Oil or water-mixable Linseed Oil (W-N Artisan or Lukas Berlin) as a 'fat' medium. Cobra #93 Quick-Dry Medium is useful as well, and is the only water-mixable quick-dry medium Hunter recommends.
MISCELLANY: Coffee can or bowl for water (no styrofoam cups!), clip-on palette cups, Palette knives.
Mark-making tools: Mint (green package) Stim-U-Dents, 6” Ettore brass-handled window-washers’ squeegee, Q-tips, hand-held spray bottle, toothbrush, etc.
Roll of paper towels (Bounty or Viva; Hunter prefers Bounty) and trash receptacle.
Portable plein-air easel (Hunter uses a Soltek, but many brands and designs are available)
DRAWING MATERIALS: Sketchbook (suggest wire-bound, hard-cover, 8.5"x11" or larger)
3H or 4H pencil (a range of pencil hardnesses is fun, but harder-than-you'd-think leads are helpful for our purposes)
Eraser (kneaded, gum, whatever your preference)