Try to be there at least 10 minutes before we start the workshop to set up your equipment so we can start on time.
Watercolour Paper -4 sheets 300gsm. Saunders- or Arches (Alternately Pads or Blocks are fine)
Watercolour Palette –1 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
- Cadium 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!
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.
- 1 Roll of 25mm. Masking Tape
- 1 Medium size board to stick your watercolour onto. (Aprox. 40cm. X 45cm.)
- 1 2B Pencil and sharpener
- 1 Kneadable Eraser
- 1 drawing Pad or drawing paper
- 1 Pad for notes
- A Rag
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 of course, 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.