Workshop Supply List
Dawn Kinney Martin
Palette Knife and Plein air 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
ellow 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)
Cadmium Red or hue / an orange
Bring extra panels or a canvas pad for practice and quick studies. They can be
at least 6 - 5x7 or 6x8
In case we have a bad weather day,
bring photos to work from.
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 16 proportions.
Feel free to bring what you have. Panels work best. Canvas will give a little bit with the pressure on the knife
A portable ease
l - I use a tripod with a
guerrilla easel attachment. *** I have a few extras - see below.
A flat palette
to mix your paints
A variety of palette knives plastic or metal - I prefer metal **** see image below
Wet panel carrier.
From the art store or it can be a pizza box and duck tape. I often use a dish rack in the car. Just something to protect your painting on the way home.
Brushes (optional) A couple of bristle brushes sometimes come in hand for large backgrounds or blocking in color . Flat or filbert #10 round #4
cleaner. Low odor - if you are using brushes
Camera or tablet for reference photos Here is a link to a nifty composition app.It's 1.99 and not perfect, but I use it all the time.
Roll of paper towels
3" bungie cord is nice if you have one
Bug spry and sun screen
Hat and umbrella
Dress in neutral or dark colors
End of supply list - helpful tips
*** 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.