Eldajon Watercolor Palette
Yellow Ochre, W&N or Daniel Smith
Quinacridone Gold, Daniel Smith
New Gamboge, Daniel Smith preferred
Cadmium Yellow Hue, Daniel Smith or Cadmium Yellow Winsor and Newton
Cadmium Red or Pyrrol Scarlett Winsor & Newton or Daniel Smith
Quinacridone Red, Daniel Smith preferred
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Daniel Smith
French Ultramarine, Winsor & Newton or Daniel Smith
Cobalt Blue, W&N or Daniel Smith
Pthalo Green, (blue shade) Daniel Smith. In Winsor Newton Brand it is Winsor Green (blue shade).
Thalo Blue,Â Green Shade
- #3 or 4 round Golden Sceptre II
- #6 or 8 round Kolinsky Sable, there are blends that are less expensive
- 11/2 Inch Flat wash brush Winsor & Newton 965
- 2 inch flat wash brush, Winsor & Newton 965
- 3 inch flat wash brush, Robert Simmons Skyflow
- D’Arches 300lb rough 22x 30 inches
- If needed it can be made into half and quarter sheets
- I use black hardback spiral 11×14 inch sketchbooks
- Graphite pencils 2h, hb, 2b 3b
- Small portable pencil sharpener
- Drawing pens, fiber tipped, must say lightfast, archival, permanent.
- Micron or Staedler are a couple of the brand names
DO NOT USE SHARPIES, THEY FADE, BLEED, AND STAIN!
Opaque Watermedia Painting Supplies
- I use white acrylic gesso as my white pigment. I prefer the Liquitex brand but any will do.
- You can transfer a small amount of gesso into a little bottle to make more portable.
- 3 or 4 brushes of various sizes. University Series or old retired watercolor brushes.
- I like the stiffer bristles.
- A medium or small Filbert oil painting brush works nicely.
- small water container
- small plastic or paper plate to use as a gesso palette
- I use a 1/4 or 3/8 inch plywood painting board that is only slightly bigger than my paper size
- I can slide the board into my critique frame while the painting is in progress. I have boards for full sheets, half sheets. and quarter sheets.
- Staple the paper to the board with a JT 21 Arrow Stapler or equivalent.
- As an alternative you can use Gator board(its lighter than plywood) with masking tape or clamps to secure your painting.
- Water container 1 or 2 quart
- Hair dryer if painting indoors (optional)
- watercolor palette, I use two eldajon palettes
- old toothbrush for spatter techniques
- paper towels
Outdoor Painting on Location
The hot sun on your paper will dry it too quickly and the glare is hard on your eyes.
The wind is also a problem with keeping equipment stable and combined with temperature will cause your painting to dry erratically.
Painting on location requires special attention to portability of your equipment.
If you pare down your equipment it is much easier outdoors. Take only what you really need.
- Protect you and your painting from sun, wind and temperature.
- You need to make or find shade. A painters umbrella is available in many art stores and catalogs.
- A portable easel. French easels are good but heavy to carry but will be stable in the wind. There are tripod easels that are lightweight but require weights or tiedowns. The Soltek easel is a lightweight alternative to the French easel but pricey.
- Have your paper cut to the size you want to paint on and secured to the board before arriving on site.
- A watertight container to carry water to painting site.
- A small water container.
- A small pack or satchel for paint supplies.
- Appropriate clothing, layer for all weather conditions.
- Wide brim hat
- Drinking water
- Lightweight stool or chair