Eldajon Watercolor Palette
Nickel Azo Yellow Daniel Smith
Yellow Ochre, Daniel Smith
Quinacridone Gold, Daniel Smith
Quinacridone Red, Daniel Smith preferred
Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Daniel Smith
French Ultramarine, Daniel Smith
Cobalt Blue, Daniel Smith
Pthalo Green, (blue shade) Daniel Smith.
Thalo Blue Green Shade by Daniel Smith
Neutral Tint by Holbein
Titanium White by Daniel Smith, (opaque watercolor)
- #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!
- I use Grafix Incredible Art Board 24×32 for full sheet. There is one also available for half sheets. Available at Dick Blick.
- Staple the paper to the board with a JT 21 Arrow Stapler or equivalent.
- 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
- Mister Clean Magic Eraser (Original) available at grocery stores
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