MATERIAL LIST FOR PAINTING IN TUSCANY (P.S. it’s the same as the list for France, so if you’re a past participant – you’re all set!)
– Please buy good quality paints such as: Utrecht, Winsor & Newton, Williamsburg, Michael Harding, Blue Mountain, Holbein, Blockx or similar.
1 Large Tube Titanium White
Studio sized tubes 35-45 ML for all other colors are fine
Cadmium Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Light
Chrome Oxide Green
Paint Brushes with long handles (for oil Painting);
sizes #2, 4, 6, 8 Natural Bristle Filberts and a #1 or #2 round and a 2″ Natural Bristle House Painting Brush
Various Art Supplies
A small jar with a tight fitting screw on lid for holding your turps. *I’ll be providing the turpentine for all of you.
Disposable paper palette or wooden palette
**5 x 5 foot wax or plastic coated drop cloth…essential!
Small jar of Liquitex Liquin
Medium sized metal trowel-shaped palette knife
Sketchbook approx. 9x 12 inches or smaller
HB or 2B pencil
Small Gouache set 9-12 colors – small tubes
3-6 watercolor brushes small, medium and large (1/2 inch) assortment of flats and rounds
small plastic cup for holding your gouache paint water
Palettes, Panels and Pochades (travel easel)
PLEASE Note the materials list is the same as for Dean’s course in France: Please click link if you’d like to see pictures of all of the following supplies
Plastic or wood palette box. There are plastic one which are airtight which will keep your paints wet longer.
small watercolor paper pad 10 x 7 inches 140 lb paper
Viewfinder; this can be the plastic frame from an old slide, or two right angle corners of mat board (6 inches) held together with paper clips, or an art store purchased viewfinder
Panels to paint on: Please bring at least 15 panels of various sizes.
various sizes 8 x10, 9 x 12, 11 x 14 or 12 x 16
I recommend Raymar panels because they’re ultra light and have a nice painting surface
The 10×12 RayMar Art Wet Painting Carrier will protect your wet or dry plein air paintings. This fluted polypropylene plastic carrier is waterproof, lightweight, and strong. The 10×12 wet painting carrier will transport up to six 1/8″ panels. For the best protection, we recommend the artist puts one freshly painted wet painting in each of the three slots. If the paintings are dry to the touch they can be placed back to back, two in each slot. With a Velcro closing lid and adjustable carrying strap, the RayMar Art Panel Carrier is convenient for any paint out, workshop or trip.
The 10×12 carrier holds any painting panel or art board with a width of 12 inches, such as 9×12, 10×12, and 6×12.
Portable landscape painting easel
I recommend bringing a pochade box and light weight tripod. A pochade box serves as an easel, wet painting carrier and a palette (your colors can be mixed right in the box, when you close the box the paint remains inside and protected. If you prefer to hold your palette, as I do, buy a wooden palette which will fit inside the pochade box. Please see above link for explanatory photos
If you have further questions about materials, please email Dean