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Pencils, HB or whatever you’re comfortable with
Charcoal Pencil, General Brand, hard & medium
Sketch pad - 9 x 12 (nothing smaller)
Synthetic Round Brush #4 (listed again under ‘Brushes’)
Multi-media paper or Watercolor paper - 11 x 14 is large enough
Feel free to bring your own favorites as long as the sizes are covered. I use mostly Filberts. If you prefer Flats that’s fine. Whatever
you are comfortable with. You will only need a handful of brushes. Don’t be surprised if I only use 3 brushes. Err on the side of
LARGE with a couple of smalls. Don’t feel compelled to buy a ton of brushes. If you need to buy a few make it the Eclipse Longer
Filbert (mostly 8 & 10), Series 66 Sable #6, and a nice soft brush (Size 10 or so) as recommended. I have a Brush Pack listed with
Rosemary & Co.
Eclipse (Synthetic), Long Filberts, Sizes 4, 6, 8, 10
Eclipse are the backbone of my work.
Evergreen (Synthetic) Round, #4 (need this for DAY ONE)
Masters (Natural Hair-soft) Series 278 Long Filberts, #6, 8, 10, 12 (12 is a luxury brush – not necessary for this workshop)
I use the Masters Choice for the top layers of the fur
Series 66 sable (Natural Hair), Cat’s Tongue #6 & #8 (used for the eyes)
Please make sure you bring Synthetic AND Natural hair. We will definitely need a big soft Natural hair brush no matter what. It will
be used to either soften edges, knock down passages or for the top layer of fur.
If you have a synthietic soft mop brush that works too and is inexpensive.
(I have an old Loew’s Cornell 1” #270 Maxine’s Mop I use from Michael’s).
For limited palette studies please have:
Ivory Black (R), Terra Rosa (W/N), Yellow Ochre Light or Pale(W/N),
Titanium White (R or similar)
If you bring nothing else, bring these.
Here’s what’s on my full palette today:
Transparent Oxide Yellow, Transparent Oxide Red, Transparent Oxide Brown,
Ultramarine Blue Deep, Cobalt Blue Lt, Viridian, Cadmium Orange,
Cadmium Yellow Deep, Titanium White
Yellow Ochre Light or Pale, Terra Rosa, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow Light
Alizarin Permanent, Venetian Red (can be substituted for Terra Rosa W/N)
This is even more important than paints or brushes!
I regularly use RayMar Panels, C15DP or C13DP
For an affordable support for studies I recommend:
Centurion Oil Primed Linen Panel (OP DLX) or Pads (available @ Jerry’s).
Ampersand Gessoed Panels are another lower cost option.
If you have panels or canvas at home with anything but a super smooth texture you can use W/N Oil Paint Primer or Gamblin Oil
Ground to create a nice surface. Very inexpensive and easy! I encourage you to either use the panels suggested or utilize the
ground/primer so that you will totally benefit from this workshop. Sometimes you only need to add one coat to the surface.
Two (2) 8 x 10 oil primed panel for exercises
Two(2) 11 x 14(minimum size)* Oil Primed Panels, larger if you want
*Please no smaller sizes for the portrait section of the Workshop! We need enough surface for freedom.
Also, if you are feeling ambitious pack an extra panel.
I will provide a variety of photos to choose from but please bring whatever you would like to work on. Personal pet photos or
commission work. Whatever you are excited about. We also will have live models if you choose to do that. You might want to
Plein Air Box
Palette, glass or Plexiglas(good for travel)
Rubbing Alcohol to clean palette
Glass Scraper to clean palette
Container for Gamsol
Viva Paper Towels
IPad and/or camera recommended in case you want photo of our models or to use for reference photos. An iPad holder is available
through Amazon. Useful but not necessary.