Tuesday, February 17, 2015

No Stress Plein Air Supply List

Workshop Supply List

Dawn Kinney Martin 
No Stress Intro to Plein Air - Callaway Gardens April 17 - 19 2015

Here is a list of suggested colors. This is what I use and I strongly recommend a limited palette, but but you can bring what you use and feel comfortable with.

 Alizarin Crimson Pigment or Permanent Rose
*Cadmium Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow 
Ultramarine Blue or Phthalo Blue or Prussia Blue
Cobalt Blue PB 28 
Titanium white   5OZ Tube  (Opaque wihte)
yellow Ochre PY 42, or Yellow Oxide (Great for Mixing)
Sap green or any warm green (mixture & great for mixing)
Dioxide Purple 
Cadmium Red or hue / an orange 
Brushes bring a variety - flat, filbert, round. I use mainly bristle brushes, but you'll want 1 or 2 soft brushes a flat and a round

 Bring extra panels or a canvas pad for practice and quick studies. They can be cheeps.
at least 8  - 5x7 or 6x8 

Plan on 2 - 3 panels a day 9x12, 11 x 14, 12x12 12x16. These are my favorite sizes. I like to have a  variety. some time a long skin is fun to have -  6 x12  / 8 x 16proportions
Feel free to bring what you have. 

A portable easel  - I use a tripod with a guerrilla easel attachment. *** I have a few extras - see below.
A flat palette to mix your paints - 
Palette knives  plastic or metal
Brush cleaner. Low odor
Sketch pad 
Pencil
Roll of paper towels  
trash bags
3" bungie cord is nice if you have one
bug spry and sun screen
dress in dark colors

*** I have a few extra plein air easels if you need one let me know right away and I'll hold one for you. I rent these for $ 10 for the workshop and use that to go towards new easels.

Please let me know if you need help purchasing an easel.

*All have the same code PY35. Make sure to open the tube on Cad yellow light, Lemon and some times Cad Yellow Medium and check to see it doesn't have an orange tint. Same name and pigment code Cad Yellow - but some are neutral and some have too much red. Cad Lemon should be the coolest. You can always add red, but you can’t take it out**

**Where do you find the pigment codes and what does it tell me?  



Manufacturers are free to give their art supply colors whatever name they deem appropriate. Different manufacturers give different names to the same color, even if the same  pigments are used. Therefore, names may vary from one brand to another. I tend to buy single pigments except for color that I mix all the time. If love a mixture that I don’t want to buy, often the codes on the back will tell me how to mix it myself. Also, I like working with a lot of transparent colors. You can always add a touch of white to make them opaque.


Alizarin Crimson PR: 83 (single pigment)
PR: 83 – The first letter Identifies whether a pigment or a dye is used. Here the P indicates that a pigment is used.
PR: 83 – The second letter identifies the pigment code. Here, the pigment code stands for red.
PR: 83 – The number indicates the specific pigment number.
Sap Green PG7, PY75, PBk9 (mixture of three pigments)

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