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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, Dick Blick

VINE CHARCOAL....just a few pieces
PORTABLE EASEL
DRAWING BOARd
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 less expensive.

Sennelier La Carte Sanded Pastel Card: Suggested colors: blue/gray,  sienna,  no white or pink
   
Art Spectrum Colorfix Paper:  any colors but white or very light
   

Wallis Bisque only

Mi Teinte Canson Paper: Any but white, yellows or pinks

PASTELS:

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 creamy...my favorites!
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 for me.

Any further questions, please contact me at aordman@sover.net.

Aline Ordman
Plein Air Painting Workshop


Aug 13 - 14, 2017    $300

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN AFTER NOTIFICATIONS ARE SENT OUT TO PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL PARTICIPANTS.

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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Freezing River, by Aline Ordman
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:

Alizarin Crimson
Rose Madder
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean or Verditer Blue
Sap Green
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
Yellow Ochre
Jaune Brilliant
White

Optional Colors I love:
Lavender
Lilac
Horizon Blue

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 exercises!

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. 

Any further questions, please contact me at aordman@sover.net.



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