WORKSHOP SUPPLY LISTS

ANATOMY DRAWING WORKSHOP
18″x24″ newsprint pad, at least four sheets of good quality drawing paper
like Canson (white or off white), charcoal or pencils, conte pencils in
black, sanguine and white, kneaded erasers, chamois cloth.

 

ANATOMY SCULPTURE WORKSHOP
18″x24″ newsprint pad, charcoal or conte pencils, 24″ figure armature, wire
tool #213, wood clay tools #8, #13 or #3, steel or rubber palette, elephant
ear sponge.

 

COLOR FIGURE AND PORTRAIT PAINTING WORKSHOPS
Paint colors (oils): burnt umber, burnt sienna, cadmium yellow light, cadmium orange, cadmium red light, permanent rose, alizarin crimson, manganese violet, diozixine violet (also called Windsor violet), ultra marine blue, cerulean blue, phthalocyanine blue, viridian, phthalocyanine green (Winsor & Newton calls their’s Winsor blue -It comes in two shades, red and green. Either if fine but if you are newly purchasing it, get the green), winsor green, titanium white, lead white or lead white replacement (flake white). Rob likes Winsor & Newton oils, but any brand above student grade is fine.
Brushes: hog bristle filbert shaped bristle brushes: #2, #4, #6, and #8 (Any brand of hog bristle is fine but Rob likes Silver Brush “Grand Prix” type). Filbert Series 1003 filbert shaped sable brushes: #2 and #4 (Rob likes both Silver “Renaissance” sable brushes or Escoda Brand sable brushes.)
Wood palette
Palette knife (optional)
Medium: stand or linseed oil (or medium of choice), solvent such as turpenoid or gamsol. (For students traveling to a workshop, remember that solvents cannot be taken on a plane so we will have extra at the travel workshop sites – plan on bringing a small empty lidded container or jar.)
Rags (or good paper towels)
Easel if you have one since the sponsor may not have enough for every student.
Canvas: need two or three 11″x14″ or 16″x20″ toned mid-gray with acrylic paint. You can tone them with white plus a little ivory black and a hint of burnt umber or use “Golden Heavy Bodied Neutral Gray N6” premixed acrylic. Canvas should slightly higher than the bar at the left.

 

GRISAILLE FIGURE PAINTING AND CHARCOAL DRAWING WORKSHOP
Paint colors for grisaille workshops (oils): burnt umber, burnt sienna, cadmium orange, titanium white, lead white or lead white replacement (flake white).
Brushes: hog bristle filbert shaped bristle brushes: #2, #4, #6, and #8 (Any brand of hog bristle is fine but Rob likes Silver Brush “Grand Prix” type). Filbert Series 1003 filbert shaped sable brushes: #2 and #4 (Rob likes both Silver “Renaissance” sable brushes or Escoda Brand sable brushes.)
Wood palette
Palette knife (optional)
Medium: stand or linseed oil (or medium of choice), solvent such as turpenoid or gamsol. (For students traveling to a workshop, remember that solvents cannot be taken on a plane so we will have extra at the Florida and Ireland workshop sites – plan on bringing a small empty lidded container or jar.)
Rags (or good paper towels)
2 sheets Strathmore Charcoal or Canson Mi-Tientes paper neutral or buff colored.
Soft vine charcoal
Compressed charcoal stick
Charcoal pencils soft, medium and hard
Kneaded eraser
Chamois cloth
Easel if you have one since the sponsor may not have enough for every student.
Canvas: need two or three 11″x14″ or 16″x20″ or toned mid-gray with acrylic paint. You can tone them with white plus a little ivory black and a hint of burnt umber or use “Golden Heavy Bodied Neutral Gray N6” premixed acrylic. Canvas color should look slightly lighter than the bar at the left.

 

PORTRAIT/LANDSCAPE TRAVEL WORKSHOPS

Photo by Reece Pierce from one of our Ireland workshops.

Paint colors (oils): burnt umber, burnt sienna, cadmium yellow light, cadmium orange, cadmium red light, permanent rose, alizarin crimson,manganese violet, diozixine violet (also called Windsor violet), ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, phthalocyanine blue, viridian, phthalocyaninegreen (Winsor & Newton calls their’s Winsor blue -It comes in two shades,red and green. Either if fine but if you are newly purchasing it, get thegreen), winsor green, titanium white, lead white or lead white replacement(flake white). Rob likes Winsor & Newton oils, but any brand above student grade is fine.

Brushes: hog bristle filbert shaped bristle brushes: #2, #4, #6, and #8 (Any brand of hog bristle is fine but Rob likes Silver Brush “Grand Prix” type). Filbert Series 1003 filbert shaped sable brushes: #2 and #4 (Rob likes both Silver “Renaissance” sable brushes or Escoda Brand sable brushes.)

Wood palette
Palette knife (optional)
Medium: stand or linseed oil (or medium of choice), solvent such asturpenoid or gamsol. (For students traveling to a workshop, remember that solvents cannot be taken on a plane so we will have extra at the Florida and Ireland workshop sites – plan on bringing a small empty lidded container or jar.)
Rags (or good paper towels)
Sketchbook
Plastic garbage bags to store wet canvases or whatever else. Useful for keeping things dry if it rains.
Small drawing board about 16×20. Either a piece of wood or one with clips.
Easel French wooden easels are recommended for plein air painting since are nice and sturdy and have a little box that holds the paints, etc. for working outdoors.
Clips and tape to hold canvases on to your easel.
Folding stool Many people find these useful.
Windbreaker or jacket, brimmed hat, sunglasses, bag to carry supplies, sturdy shoes or light hiking boots and anything you might need to be out in the weather.
Canvas: bring a roll of canvas or panels. Rob says it is not necessary to prime the canvases that you plan to use for landscape painting. Approximately 8×10 or 9×12. Bring enough for one to two paintings each day you plan to paint. If you would like to, you can tone canvases ahead of time (mid-gray) with acrylic paint. You can tone them with white plus a little ivory black and a hint of burnt umber or use “Golden Heavy Bodied Neutral Gray N6” premixed acrylic. Canvas color should be slightly lighter than the gray bar at the left.

Rob will be demonstrating in a variety of techniques, so you might want to consider the following:
Optional: Watercolors and ink and related materials (brushes, paper) if you would like to work in various mediums and pencils or charcoal, erasers and related materials for those who would like to draw.

TRAVELING WITH ARTIST MATERIALS:

Oil Paint and Medium
Though oil paints and some artist’s mediums are not flammable, airport security guards will confiscate them if you try to take them as carry-on.They must be checked with your luggage. Make sure to pack them well and double bag them in plastic bags or containers so they don’t soil your other belongings if they are punctured. There is also a possibility of bursting since they will not be in the pressurized part of the plane.

PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR AIRLINE FOR THEIR SPECIFIC RULES AND REGULATIONS REGARDING ARTIST’S MATERIALS. Solvents CANNOT be taken on the plane in any instance. Rob will have extra solvent on hand, so please bring an empty lidded jar. Another option is to ship oil paints and other non-flammables to the workshop destination ahead of time. Be sure to ask the workshop host if this is an option. If all else fails, contact Rob and he may be able to supply oil paints for you in some situations. Here are more travel tips for traveling with oil.

Wet Canvas
There is no easy solution to transporting wet canvas. I recommend using Liquin or cobalt dryer for the last week of a workshop to speed drying. Also consider using alkyd white the last few days of a workshop. You may want to separate your work with clips or painting carriers. Here are some links where you can find wet canvas carriers:
http://www.reuels.com/reuels/product3594.html
http://www.jerrysartarama.com/art-supply/catalogs/0057225000000
http://www.artworkessentials.com/products/ezport/index.htm

Sketchbook
Don’t forget your sketchbook on trips! I make my own with twinrocker paper. No need to go larger than 11″x14″.
Easel
French (wooden) easels are ideal for travel since they are nice and sturdy and have a little box that holds the paints, etc. for working outdoors.