Materials

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For the Drawing Workshop:

Pencil

Medium weight drawing pad - A3  (no smaller)

Eraser

Charcoal - willow

Easel (optional - a table top/desk is fine)

Board - to attach paper

Ruler (small or straight edge)

Colour Mixing Workshop:

Oil colours - Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red (or any mid temperature red i.e. not too orange and not too purple), Paynes Grey and Titanium White. (White spirit or alternative for clean up). Please note these are the only colours I would like you to have.

Acrylics - are fine to use as an alternative, bear in mind they do dry quickly.

Canvas - the canvas must be in sheets (not stretcher) no smaller than A3 in size. You will need several. Primed canvas can be bought on a roll and cut to size (most economical and can be bought inexpensively on such places as ebay). Alternatively purchase an A3 oil/acrylic painting pad.

Brushes - long (or short) flats. Sizes 6 or 8

Palette knife for mixing the paint.

Rags or paper towels - lots

Day light or day light bulb for lighting are better for seeing the colour. Good lighting in your space is key for this workshop.

Please note: If you are attending an evening colour workshop please ensure you have a daylight bulb to work with, or at least ensure the lighting is not overly ‘warm’ that it may effect how you see the colours.

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Colour workshops materials set up - the canvas will be your palette for mixing.

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For the Portrait Painting Workshop

Oil colours - Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red deep (or any mid red i.e. not too orange and not too purple), Paynes Grey and Titanium White. (White spirit or alternative for clean up). Please note this limited palette is what I use (personally) and to teach colour mixing from scratch. Other colours may be added as you wish and as you progress with your portrait painting practice, or if you are already experienced and have a preferred palette. 

Acrylics are fine to use as an alternative, bear in mind they do dry quickly.

Palette - preferably 2 for ease of mixing more colours.

Primed canvas - you can buy this on the roll (ebay) and cut into sheets or use a ready to use oil pad. You will need several sheets for the colour swatches and other mark making. The canvas size should be approx 16” x 20”

Board - to tape canvas onto

Easel - you can sit or stand at the easel

Brushes - long flats are preferable. Sizes 8 , 10 & 12

Palette knife for mixing the paint.

Rags or paper towels - lots

Please note: If you are attending an evening painting workshop please ensure you have a daylight bulb to work with, or at least ensure the lighting is not overly ‘warm’ that it may effect how you see the colours. Artists daylight lamps (non shadow casting) are ideal.

Tips

For the Drawing and Colour workshops a good size table is advisable. Have plenty of room to spread out.

Lighting is key - there are several very good, inexpensive day light lamps for artists (non shadow casting) available to purchase. If you are doing regular artwork, it is worth the investment.

Primed canvas on a roll - available form ebay etc. Again worth the purchase if you are painting regularly and also attending workshops. Cutting canvas sheets to size is the cost effective way to practice your painting rather than buying stretched canvas. Alternatively A3 acrylic/oil painting pads are good.

Try not to have your reference images on a handheld device and try to work from it at the same time. If you are working from an easel, devise a way propping the device next to your easel board.

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