Try to be in class at least ten minutes before the class begins to set up your equipment so that we can start on time.
Watercolour Paper: four sheets 300gsm. Saunders or Arches (alternately Pads or Blocks are fine).
Watercolour Palette: one Plastic Palette with plenty of mixing areas is fine
Paints: Rowney / Windsor and Newton / or any artist quality brand.
- French Ultramarine Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Cerulean Blue
- Permanent Rose
- Cadmium Red
- Cadmium Yellow
- Lemon Yellow
- Burnt Sienna
- Raw Sienna
- Burnt Umber
- Neutral Tint
- Cobalt Turquoise
- Cobalt Turquoise Light
- Quinacridone Gold
- Permanent Magenta
- Cadmium Orange
Permanent White Gouache: Rowney is a good brand for gouache.
No. 1, No 3, No. 6, Mop. Brush for large washes
Synthetic Brushes are fine or sables if you can afford them.
I have found that the best synthetic brushes around are Roymac Revolution Brushes – they perform like a sable brush but are less than half the price!
Easels: You may prefer to stand and paint (as I do), or sit and paint. If you prefer to sit at a table as many do, you will need a table easel or something to prop up behind your board to get a nice slope to paint your watercolours on.
If you prefer to stand, a light tripod easel would be suitable and a small table or something to rest your pallet/water/brushes/ etc. on to place alongside your easel would be handy, particularly if we get to paint outside.
- One roll of 25mm masking tape
- One medium size board to stick your watercolour on (approx. 40cm x 45cm)
- One 2B Pencil and sharpener
- One Kneadable Eraser
- One drawing Pad or drawing paper
- One pad for notes
- A rag
En Plein Air Session: If we get the chance to go outside to paint some extras would be: stool, or easel, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottle, (some to drink, some to paint with!)
All of these requirements are only a guide. For example, if you have some paint sets, or can buy a set of paints a bit cheaper, by all means, bring them along, I am super flexible! Just get what you can afford, and we will work together with your equipment.
All materials can be purchased locally. Contact Gail Cardow from Island Art Shop & Studio on 02 66556822 to place your order before the Camp. Gail also delivers each day of the camp.
You can also email Gail at email@example.com or via her Facebook page