Portraits and Figures in Landscapes
Brushes – You don’t have to use the exactly same brushes I use. Similar types and sizes will do.
Bristle Brushes #10 Flat, #10 Bright, #6 Bright, #4 Flat, #2 Flat, Brand: Signet or Winsor & Newton
Sable or Synthetic Brushes 3/4″ Flat, #10 Filbert, 10/0 Round. Brand: Robert Simmons
3/4″ Flat Qualita COLADA WASH Creative Mark (I got it from Jerry’s Artarama), #10 Filbert, 10/0 Round.
Palette knife: No special requirement
Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Venetian Red, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Rose, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalo Blue, and Titanium White. I like Rembrandt oil colors, but other brands are fine too. I use Winton as well.
Medium: Linseed oil. Odorless turpenoid or mineral spirit for cleaning brushes.
No specific requirement. I use glass with brown paper under it. If you use a disposable paper palette use the grey one, not the white.
Primed and stretched canvas preferred, but you may use panels from RayMar, or Ampersand. Choose the size you feel comfortable with, but no larger than 12″ x 16″. Do not use paper backed canvas panels. They are too absorptive. We will paint at least 3 or 4 paintings.
Plastic bags for trash
Bring you favorite still-life objects if you like.
Light (optional) – To better light your canvas and palette bring light on a stand or camera tripod with clip light (Qiang will bring some extra clip lights if you don’t have one).
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