Dawson Studio Landscape Workshop Supply List
Either a good set of pastels or a selection of
soft pastels: Include some earth colors
such as umbers,
siennas, and ochers.
have a dark, middle, and light value
of each of your colors.
have one of these smaller
30 stick sets, you may
want to add to it by buying dark and light
values of some of the colors in the set.
Most of these smaller sets have a good selection
of middle values, but not many
dark or light sticks.
Some good brands of
pastels are Grumbacher, Rembrandt,
or Great American.
A selection of pastel papers
Warm tones such as light ocher or sienna colors
for (Landscape Workshops)
Two pieces of paper, per day of the workshop,
will be enough.
bright colors, and very dark colors. Canson is
good brand of paper to buy.
suggest Canson only because it is easy to find
and relatively inexpensive.
presently use a sanded paper such as Kitty
Wallace, that will work fine.
A bristle brush: I use a #
4 oil painting
brush. It is used as an erasing tool. You use it
to brush color off of the paper where you want
to rework it.
An additional type
of erasing tool. Don't
bother with this if
you are going to use a sanded paper such as
This is only useful
only if you are using a paper such as Canson.
A drawing board:
I use a piece of
1/8 inch masonite,
A small sketch book:
I recommend one
about 4 x 6 inches.
A set of gray markers:
Prismacolor markers numbers 107,105,102,
Masking tape: to hold the paper in place on the
An apron, or smock.:
Pastel is a dusty
media, avoid wearing good clothes that might
be ruined if you get pastel on them.
Landscape photoslReference Materials *
workshops only: These
are intended to be used as subject matter in the
*An Easel-if the
sponsoring organization does not provide one.