"In the effort to capture and record in paint one's sensations, there must be no handicap with the materials."
- Robert Henri
Try to purchase the best materials you can afford. Good brushes, paints and papers make all the difference in your work. Please see my FAQ sheet for recommendations.
Paints: A warm and cool of each of the primaries. Cadmium Red Light, Quinacradone Gold and Cobalt Blue, Permanent Rose, Lemon or Aureolin Yellow and a Sap Green.
Brushes: 1” wash brush and one # 12 round and a script liner for fine work.
Paper: 140 lb. Cold Press (I like the Extra White Fabriano Artistico and Arches)
Water container: Plastic tubs from margarine or divided containers used for meals or leftovers make good containers.
Board: A firm board for your watercolor paper and four stainless bulldog clips.
Misc. Kneaded Eraser, a sponge, washcloth to catch water from your brush, sketch book: 6 x 9 or 8 x 10 , pencil 2 or 3 B – do not use hard H pencils as they damage the watercolor paper and a notebook to jot down my words of wisdom ;)
Camera: I allow students to take photos during the demonstration.
Photo References: Bring simple photo references and enlarge them to 8 x 10 to make your drawing easier. Better yet, do your drawing at home and then you can spend all your time painting !
Please feel free to call or write with questions.