Most supplies can be purchased on line for
reasonable prices. The larger sheets of
paper can be cut into smaller sizes and I
suggest working small at least in the
beginning. Suggested sites: Art
Supply Warehouse, Jerryís Artorama, Cheap Joeís,
VINE CHARCOAL....just a few pieces
Newsprint or some other inexpensive drawing
paper for quick poses
PASTEL PAPER CHOICES:
The best papers are the sanded ones.
Sennelier has a nice smooth tooth but if any
water gets on it it acts like acid; Colorfix and
Wallis are rougher. The Canson paper is not
great especially for building color but it is
Sennelier La Carte Sanded Pastel Card: Suggested
colors: blue/gray, sienna, no white
Art Spectrum Colorfix Paper: any colors
but white or very light
Wallis Bisque only
Mi Teinte Canson Paper: Any but white, yellows
Pastels vary a lot in softness and
expense. If you are just starting
out, then there are half stick sets available
and a good way to get more colors for less
money. The best ones are by Unison, and
are available at Dakota Pastels (google it) but
if you want to get full sets, you may find the
other sources cheaper.
A selection of some hard and soft is best.
For hard and cheap pastels, Nu Pastels are
good. A large set isnít too expensive and
a good addition to any sets.
Terry Ludwig....love them! Very
Unison...a great solution especially if you only
get one kind.
Schminke creamy but am preferring
the Terry Ludwigs
There are many others, but these are the best
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OPEN AFTER NOTIFICATIONS ARE SENT OUT TO
PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS.
Plein Air Painting Workshop
Aug 13 - 14, 2017
This plein air workshop will
explore painting in pastels and/or oils in terms
of the properties of color (value, intensity,
temperature), technique and design. Aline
focuses on thinking abstractly in terms of
shapes and color in order to create
illustrative and dynamic landscapes.
Weather permitting we will paint on location.
Otherwise, students will work from their own
photo materials. There will be a demo in both
mediums each day along with lots of personal
attention and critique.
Hours will be 9 - 4. Participants will need to
bring their own lunches. Water available; soda
and coffee for purchase.
The workshop will be held both indoors and
outdoors at the Paul Smith's
College VIC, 8023 State Route 30, Paul
Smiths, NY. It is open to both oil and pastel
painters with some experience and will be
limited to 12. Participants will bring their own
paints, canvases, and portable easels. The
suggested materials list are on this page.
Aline Ordman's bio.
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|OIL PAINTING SUPPLY LIST
Holbein Duo Water Missable Oil Paints
I have discovered Lucas Water Soluble oils as
well and they are less expensive
Colors, must haves:
Cerulean or Verditer Blue
Burnt or Raw Umber
Cadmium Red Hue (the hues are much cheaper)
Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue (which is orange)
Cadmium Yellow Hue
Cadmium Yellow Light Hue
Optional Colors I love:
I think Lavender and Lilac are easy to mix,
Horizon Blue is tougher
I have been using Windsor Newton Artisan Brushes
which work well and are relatively cheap.
If your brushes seem okay, use them. If
you get these, Iíd get a small and large (maybe
a 6 and a 14) Flat and a medium Filbert. My new
favorite brushes are Rosemary Ivory
brushes. You can order them on line at
their site http://www.rosemaryandco.com
For figure painting workshops itís nice to use
paper for quick studies. I like using
Artagain toned paper or canvas paper.
Itís easier to work on panels instead of
canvases for traveling though I prefer canvases
in general. I wouldnít get too large...9 x 12,
11 x 14 and 12 x 16 as the largest. Also,
if you can have some canvas paper or toned paper
(Artagain is cheap) then we can also do some fun
I use an Easy L easel which is essentially a box
that gets mounted to a tripod. However,
itís about $250 and probably not worth it unless
you intend to keep this up. So, Iíd get a
cheap, light easel and hope it isnít too
windy. If you arenít doing a lot of
outside painting, an inexpensive Stan rite easel
will do well.
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