We provide Turpenoid Natural for your use throughout our workshops. Turpentine-type solvents are highly flammable and therefore illegal to transport by air. We also provide for safe disposal of all turps used during our workshops. PAINTING MEDIUM
Scott uses Liquin, a medium manufactured by Windsor Newton, for both varnish and painting. BRUSHES
Any high-quality brush will do. Bristle Brights and Flats, sizes 2-8 for smaller work; larger sizes to suits your needs. Worn-out brushes are not recommended.
A good resource for high-quality brushes is Rosemary & Company: http://www.rosemaryandco.com PALETTE
Use the wooden one provided in your portable easel. Treat it with linseed oil many times over: rub in, let stand, rub in, let stand, etc. Your wooden palette is designed to transport and keep wet paint, cleans easily, and doesn't flap in the wind. No paper palettes, please.CANVAS BOARDS
Since we will be working on many small starts, we recommend that you bring 15-20 small canvas panels (6 x 8"). Larger sizes are OK (e.g., 9 x 12", 10 x 12') but please do not bring anything larger than 16 x 20" unless you are a very experienced painter.
Scott uses AC14 acrylic prime mounted to Gatorfoam, Multimedia (non-buckle board), and Birch.
All are available at Wind River Arts: http://www.windriverarts.com EASEL
Please bring a portable easel that is equipped to withstand a variety of weather. Scott uses two styles: the EasyL easel and the Open Box M pochade boxes.
The Open Box M pochade boxes are particularly compact, portable, and durable, plus they can store wet paintings and are of the finest quality. The 10 x 12" size is recommended for travel while the 12 x16" boxes are great when closer to home.
Open Box M can be purchased directly from the manufacturer at: http://www.openboxm.com
Easy L Easels are available at: http://www.artworkessentials.com
(check out their wet panel carriers as well)OTHER ITEMS:
VIVA paper towels
Plastic grocery bags
Airtight paint thinner/turpenoid can
makes a good one)
1-2 squeeze clamps for securing various items to your easel
Water bottle (please stay hydrated to avoid high altitude sickness)
Insect repellentRECOMMENDED READING:
John F. Carlson, "Guide to Landscape Painting"
Edgar Payne, "Composition of Outdoor Painting" ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
AU Frames specializes in building hand-crafted, museum-quality frames using traditional guilding methods.
AU Frames: http://www.auframes.com
Sugar City, ID
De Rus Fine Arts features an excellent selection of art books, many of which are out of print.
De Rus Fine Arts: http://www.derusfinearts.com