NOTE from Kelly & Nicole:
Dawn specifies the Blue Ridge brand of paints below, but students are not required to purchase that brand, you can substitute your own favorite paint brands.
The emphasis of the class will be learning to use photographic reference material. You will need to bring about 5 pieces of reference materials from which to make your selection. The material should be ORIGINAL, taken by you. Photographs should be made WITHOUT A FLASH. Subject matter can be people, landscapes, interiors etc.
If you prefer to bring a digital reference (instead of a printed photo) you can bring a laptop or iPad to view the material. If you need to plug your device in please, please let us know in advance we we can have enough power strips available. You'll also need to bring your own charger, we only have one Apple charger here for our own use.
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
* A Portable easel (one that will hold a canvas size 16x20 - 20x24)
*Small table or TV tray (only if you need one, some easels are self contained, the gallery has some tray tables available, please email us to reserve one).
* Sketch pad, pencil and eraser
* Palette (best not to use a white one)
* Palette knife for mixing
* Paper towels
* Trash bags
* Two or three medium size canvas or canvas boards (16x20 - 20x24). Whatever you like to paint on will be fine. You may work on a white canvas or a pre-stained (tinted) one.
* Bring a medium if you like to use one
* Oil painters, bring ODORLESS thinner only, Dawn uses Gamsol. Please also bring a non-breakable container to hold it.
* Bring the usual paints, brushes, mediums and other supplies that you normally use.
*Notebook and pen for taking notes during lecture
These are the supplies Dawn uses but you DO NOT HAVE TO BUY these particular things, it is for your information only.
I use an assortment of different sizes and shapes of brushes that are both natural and synthetic. The filber bristle brushes in sizes #4 to #6 are my most used brushes. I have been adding in some synthetic brushes to use when I am painting into wet paint. Rosemary brushes in the ivory or evergreen series are favorites. I enjoy using larger (#6 - #10) round brushes and also some flats. I am always experimenting with different brush shapes.
I have been using a line of oil paint called BLUE RIDGE OIL COLORS. In the past few years, I have used them exclusively and like them very much. I also like the consistency and I like the tinting strength. It is stronger than what I have previously used. They also stay wet longer, which I like very much. If you are interested in giving these paints a try, contact Ed Silver to order at www.blueridgeartist.com or email Eric at email@example.com. Since you are buying directly from the manufacturer, you are paying wholesale prices. His paints are high-quality paint for mid-range prices.
For years I have worked with a 3-color palette…three primaries plus white. The Blue Ridge colors I use are: Ultramarine Blue, Pyrol Red, Cad Yellow medium and Titanium white. I am experimenting with some additional colors which may or may not stay on my palette. These colors are Indian Yellow, Transparent Red Oxide, and Prussian Blue. I have used a three-color palette for decades and I have recently expanded it.
If you want to use a strict 3-color palette during this workshop, but don't want to use the Blue Ridge brand, please email me and I can assist you with what brand and colors to purchase. If you only use three colors it can be tricky and you want to have the right ones. Email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any other questions about the supply list please contact the gallery: email@example.com