Materials List for Bob Graham workshop in oil
Taboret (T.V. tray)
Drop cloth or rug to place under easel and taboret (very important)
Manufacturers have various names for their pigments but a full spectrum of colors should be something like this:
Manganese blue (cerulean, Pthalo)
Cobalt blue (permanent blue)
Violet (cobalt, mauve)
Magenta (alizarin crimson)
Permanent rose (rose madder, terra rosa)
Cadmium red medium
Cadmium red light (vermilion, carmine)
Cadmium yellow medium
Cadmium green (light) (yellow green)
Emerald green (Pthalo, viridian)
Yellow ochre (raw sienna)
Large tube white
Vine charcoal or stick charcoal (not compressed).
1 #8 (approx.) round sable brush
9 or more white bristle brushes, flats and rounds, filberts if you prefer, assorted sizes approximately #2 thru #5 (bring what you have).
Pallette (wood or paper)
2 Canvas stretched, canvas panels, 12" x 16", 14”x18’ or 16”x20”.
Turpentine or mineral spirits
Small bottle of medium Taubes Grumbacher, etc.)
For people just starting out.
This is a complete list of the materials I generally use. You may want to look at the sets that are available online from Dick Blick. Once you see what you like there you can price hunt for the items if you want. The sets are usually made of the small tubes (18 ml instead of the larger standard size of 37 ml.) but they have prushes etc. and the grouping of materials will be adequate for starting out.
If you don't have an easel let me know and I will find one for you. If you have one please bring it.
If you have been painting just bring what you have that ordinarily works for you.
For Pastel Painting:
10 sheets Canson Mitentes Paper (steel grey or felt grey).
4 clips to attach paper to drawing board.
1 20”x24” drawing board Towel
Rembrandt, Sennelier, or Le Franc pastels (No oil pastels please). Bring as many pastels as you can get.
Rembrandt makes a set of 60 sticks that will do nicely. Pastels is an artist’s medium, not a toy, so they will be fairly expensive. This is a list of most of the colors you will need. Try to get several values of each color because while painting you may find the color you need but it may be too dark or too light f or your purpose. Pastel paint is not as easy to mix as oil, but with a little knowledge of the medium, many beautiful mixtures can be made.
Prussian blue Rose Burnt sienna
Ultramarine blue Caput mortum red Burnt umber
Cobalt blue Mars violet Raw umber
Pthalo blue Permanent red Lemon yellow
Blue violet Orange Cadimum yellow
Violet Indian red Chrome green light and deep
Alizarin crimson Yellow ochre Permanent green
Windsor and Newton stick charcoal, medium softness (not compressed charcoal).
A shallow tray or box to organize colors in (preferably with compartments and screen). .A lot of. emphasis will be put on color mixing but if you cannot afford the colors, get Nupastel Sepia and Ivory and Canson Mitentes paper, sand color, and you can work with values.