Supply list for Plein-air
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Supply list for Plein-air Oil Landscape Classes, Still Life Classes and Workshops
Easel: French easel OR tubular 3 legged type
Paints: Winsor and Newton, Rembrandt, Utrecht, Old Holland and other quality paints will work best. Please do not buy a “hue” or student grade paints if posssible. They are of inferior quality and are not as strong in pigment so they don’t last as long or work as well.
Thio Violet ( Grumbacher only) OR Permanent Alizarin (Regular Alizarin Crimson will fade over time. This is why I use Permanent Alizarin only.)
Thalo Rose OR Thalo Red Rose (both Grumbacher), OR Permanent Rose (Winsor and Newton) – great colors for flowers.
French Ultramarine, Ultramarine Blue (If it goes by shade do not get green shade.) or Cobalt Blue
Cerulean Blue (optional)
Cadmium Yellow (the medium shade)
Cadmium Orange (optional)
Cadmium Red Deep
Cremnitz White OR Titanium White OR Weber's Permalba White
Brushes: Rounds and filberts, in sizes 4, 6, 8 - 2 to 3 of each type and size if possible.
Panels: Canvas or gessoed masonite. You can get a ½ sheet of untempered masonite at Shaw Stewart Lumber Co., Minneapolis, and have it cut into 8x10 or 9x12 panels and put 2 or 3 coats of gesso on them yourself. This is the least expensive way to go, but not as convenient as the more expensive canvas panels or the pre gessoed variety available in the art stores.
Misc: Palette cups for mineral spirits, paper towels or rags, a small mirror or a black mirror (available at The Atelier only - optional), Liquin (a medium used instead of linseed oil - optional), a viewfinder or 2 L’s (A black mat cut in half at 2 opposite corners makes a viewfinder which you can slide into different sizes and shapes to aid in picking out your subject matter.), Turpenoid, artist turpentine, or odorless mineral spirits, a palette knife, plastic bag for trash, a notepad, bug spray, hat, visor or cap.
Optional but good to have: Sunscreen, umbrella to attach to easel box or a freestanding one with pole and stakes (for sun or rain). You can stand under a tree if you don’t have an umbrella but not in a thunderstorm, of course.
The Atelier has brushes, paints, panels, artists’ turpentine available in their store, although you would have to get in there Mon. thru Fri. from 9 till 4 before the classes end the 3rd week of May to be sure someone will be there to wait on you. Wet Paint in St. Paul has anything you may need; Dick Blick gives a student discount; Tradewinds in St. Paul has discounted pricing. Michaels has some supplies and discounts available with newspaper coupons.