Glow Materials List
Please bring some pictures: either from magazines or photos that you’d like to paint from. If you’re a beginner bring a few simple ones, (no figures or faces, less detail and high contrast is easier). I would not suggest faces. They will make you cry.
cadmium red medium
cadmium red light* ONLY IF YOU WANT TO DO PORTRAITS (which I don’t do)
cerulean blue, Winsor Newton
cadmium yellow, Winsor Newton*
quinocridone gold (Daniel Smith)
pthalo green BS
permanent sap green
yellow ochre or raw sienna
quinocridone burnt sienna (Daniel Smith)
van dyke brown or burnt umber
venetian or Indian red*
neutral tint Winsor Newton*
* colors I use and like but are not essential.
All these watercolors are available online at danielsmith.com for a good price. I prefer certain colors from Winsor Newton, as marked, otherwise I use Daniel Smith. Quinacridone gold must be Daniel Smiths. I’ll explain in class. www.danielsmith.com
You can find great deals for Winsor Newton paint on ebay. Winsor Newton is also fabulous paint, no problem if you use that.
Holbein, Schminke and a few others are also excellent but pricier than D Smith.
I’d suggest holding off on buying a lot of paint till you know what you like.
With watercolors you definitely get what you pay for. You will not get good color if you don’t shell out for good paint.
Daniel Smith has the best quality / price ratio.
Arches 140 lb cold press or rough. Bring 1-2 large sheets to cut up or a watercolor pad. (pricier)
We can order paper in bulk (Arches 140 lb cold press, 22 x 30, runs around $6 /sheet with shipping). Let Peggy know (firstname.lastname@example.org) so she knows if we have enough to make a group bulk order.
You will need 3 brushes: Daniel Smith has information on different types of brushes: sizes, shapes and materials.
Basically natural bristle brushes are way pricier. They last longer, hold much more water/ paint and are softer. You do not need to shell out this kind of money till you have a better idea what you are doing.
Synthetic brushes are fine, especially when you are first learning.
I mostly use DaVinci half synthetic / half natural brushes that I got in Italy. Daniel Smith has good brushes at a good price.
Round No. 4, 5 or 6
Round No. 10
¾ “ or 1” flat
Containers for water, ie old yogurt containers
board to paint on (cardboard works fine)
hairdryer (theres one or two at SAC)