Supply Lists

Supply list for breakouts

Ed Labadie

Bring supplies for drawing or painting.

Elizabeth Zimmerman

Elizabeth will be using an iPad Pro with Procreate app and Apple Pencil for the demonstration. Participants are welcome to bring their iPad and a stylus, but keep in mind that assistance can only be for those with the same products Elizabeth is using. Elizabeth will do her best to help anyone with other products.

Eve Withrow

  • One 22×30 sheet of cold press 140-pound watercolor paper, cut into 4-11×15” pieces.
  • Either watercolor or acrylic paint
    • 3 warms
    • 3 cools
    • White
    • a neutral (one of my favorites is Paynes grey) or mix your own
  • A pallet pan or small containers so you can work with your paints in liquid form.
  • A variety of watercolor brushes.
  • Items for creating texture such as:
    • a corrugated cardboard piece
    • lace
    • textured fabrics
    • waxed paper
    • gauze
    • leaves
    • Look around your house and studio for sources!
  • Natural sponges
  • Paper towels
  • Newspaper to absorb excess liquid under your paper.
  • A hard printmaking roller. (I’ll bring a few extras)
  • Smooth Styrofoam meat trays.
  • Mat gel medium for gluing.
  • A neutral brush end marker to cover cut edges.
  • Water container.

Mary Elle

  • Original Saran Wrap
  • Quinacridone Gold paint
  • Dioxazine Purple paint or dark purple substitute
  • Some color of red paint
  • 1/4 sheet of watercolor paper of your choice. 300# takes a long time to dry and you will not be able to use a hair dryer. I suggest using 140#, 156# or Crescent Watercolor Board #115

Mojdeh Bahar

No supply list-bring a note pad if you like to take notes.

Round Robin – Session with Beth Verheyden, Chris Stubbs, Leslie Cheney-Parr, Margaret Godfrey, Yong Hong Zhong

  • Five (4 x 6) photos or sketches of subjects you intend to paint
  • Sketchbook or notebook for taking notes
  • Pencil for sketching
  • Pencil or pen for taking notes
  • Felt tip pen for value studies
  • Colored pencils

Sandra Pearce

Bring your favorite art supplies and, if you want, a photo to work from that has depth.

Bonnie Moore

  • Most important – Grahms Cerulean Blue and Grahms Raw Sienna
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Holbein’s Neutral Tint or you can mix your own black.
  • Undersea Green
  • Burnt Umber
  • New Gamboge or Winsor Newton’s Winsor Yellow
  • Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Coral or Quinacridone Red
  • White gouache
  • Masking fluid plus a way to apply it and remove it.
  • Kleenex (no lotion)
  • Old hand towel, sponge, or paper towels
  • Water containers
  • Brushes
  • Pallet
  • 1/4 sheet of 140# Arches Hot Press watercolor paper…. cut into quarters (4 approx. 5″ x 7″ pieces)
  • Your other favorite watercolor supplies.

Ian Stewart Workshop Supply List

In most cases, the colors and materials you already have will work. If you have good quality paint, I don’t expect you to buy every paint on “palette list” below. If there is a color you have in question please email me. I would, however, suggest that you have at least one large wash brush one mottler and a pointed detail brush at size 10 or 14.

Basic notes on materials

The following are what I use for painting- and everyone’s taste is slightly different there.

We cannot replicate a paper’s reaction in different sketchbooks, therefore I strongly recommend the Stillman and Birn sketchbook in either alpha or beta series, hardbound or wire bound.

You will need a couple of mid-sized mop brushes for larger washes, a good springy pointed round (#8-14) for detail, and something smaller for detailed work. In most cases I can suggest ways to use what you already have to get the same results as I do. It’s rare that the materials are in control of what is happening on the paper. I’ve used twigs and moss in outdoor settings with good results not to mention my fingers.

I use the colors listed below in artist’s grade tube paint. Whether you have these exact colors is of less importance than the way we think about mixing color and its strength. With a well-rounded palette you can mix anything as long as you have decent primaries. My suggestion is not to go out and buy all the colors I have listed here with the exception of Winsor and Newton’s Burnt Siena or Daniel Smith’s Quinacridone Burnt Orange and a decent dark like Neutral Tint. For me, the first two colors are interchangeable; you just need a primary earth orange. My palette is based on earth tones and for each painting is fairly limited.

And don’t forget the Viva paper towels (love them.)

Detailed List

  • Setchbook
    • I use a Stillman & Birn Alpha Series 9″ x 11″ hardbound sketchbook
    • If you already have a sketchbook it will be suitable as long as the paper can take watercolor
  • Arches or Saunders Waterford 140lb Cold Press or rough paper
    • Loose sheets of Stillman & Birn Beta series papers (I use these also)
    • We will typically work at 1/4 sheet and do at least one demo a day
    • Bring twice as much paper as you expect to use!
  • Stretching board.
    • I use masonite, or gator board
    • Masking tape (Scotch brand) to affix the paper to the board
  • Drafting or masking tape 1” size
  • Water holder
  • Small spray bottle
  • Watercolor palette.
    • I use a folding metal travel palette by Craig Young or the Holbein series flat palette
    • The Mijello Fusion Airtight Watercolor Palette is a fine one (especially for Plein Air work) (and inexpensive as are traditional round covered palettes)
  • Paper towels (I use Viva, it’s extremely absorbent and works well.) Do not use dyed or patterned towels!
  • Paint (see palette list below)
  • Brushes
    • Small watercolor brush
      • No. 4 round for detail
    • Medium watercolor brush (any brand)
      • Escoda Perla, Versatil, Ultimo series short handled rounds No’s 14 and a Versatil 3/4″ flat
    • Large watercolor brush
      • A squirrel or synthetic mop No 14 (or close to it)
      • 2″ Mottler brush (make sure it has stiff bristles and some spring to it)
    • Palette knife (optional)
  • Brush carrier
    • I use a Cheap Joe’s folding carrier, but anything that will protect your brushes and not bend the points will work
  • Paint (see full palette list below)
    • I use primarily Daniel Smith Artist’s watercolors.
      I do not suggest using student grade paint.

      • The only difference is the amount of pigment used and your work will look much more washed out than mine.
    • There are many manufacturers out there and I have tried most of them.
    • Daniel Smith, Winsor and Newton, Holbein, M. Graham, Rembrandt, are all suitable.
  • Any other watercolor materials you generally use. In most cases the materials you already own will work. I would, however, suggest that you have at least one large wash brush one mottler and a pointed detail brush at size 10 or 14.

Full Palette

Remember, this is only a suggestion. We can typically make your colors work. I do use the Quinachridone Orange and Cobalt blue quite a bit.

  • Daniel Smith
    • New Gamboge
    • Lemon Yellow
    • Raw Sienna
  • Winsor and Newton
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Light Red
  • Holbein
    • Greenish Yellow
  • Any maker
    • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Scarlet
    • Imperial Purple
    • Neutral Tint
    • Cobalt Blue
    • French Ultramarine
    • Undersea Green
    • Naples Yellow
    • cobalt turquoise (optional)
    • pthalo turquoise (optional)
    • raw umber (optional)
    • burnt umber (optional)
    • winsor orange (optional)
    • verditer blue (optional)
    • lavender (optional)
  • Gouache
    • Zinc White
    • Naples Yellow