-Compressed Nitram Fusain Charcoal (vine charcoal is too soft)
-White chalk (I like to use the kind you get for chalkboards)
-Knitting Needle to measure
-Toned drawing paper
Please bring professional quality paints
Flake White (Cremnitz White) or Titanium White
Cadmium Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Red Scarlet
Additional colors can be added as needed.
Suggested Medium and Solvents:
(small palette clip to hold medium)
Odorless Mineral Spirits (Gamsol)
Coil pot for Gamsol or Jar with lid
Spray Retouch Varnish
I prefer a hand held wooden palette.
Brushes: Please don’t feel obligated to buy every brush. Have a variety of small, medium, and a couple large brushes ready.
Escoda Bristle brushes in filbert and round (sizes 2-8)
For details, Escoda Optimo Kolinsky Sable Oil Brushes (sizes 2-6)
Paint Knife (no plastic knives please)
Paper Towels (“Viva” recommended)
Suggested panels are Deluxe Professional Oil Primed Linen Panels Centurion (OP DLX) found at Jerry’s Artorama.
For Canvas, I recommend fine or medium weave canvases that is double primed. (Claessens 13 is great)
Extra Canvas: For sketches/small studies on canvas, a small roll of canvas can be cut to size and taped to a board.
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