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Supply List Palette Knife Workshop

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I prefer working in oils because my mixture will stay wet for the class. Acrylic will  dry very quickly so you will need to keep them wet with water or a retarder.

Here is a list of suggested colors. But bring what you have. I like to have cool or neutral yellow, a warm blue, and a cool red and blue. Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, and Burnt Sienna are just great to mix with. 
** See more about pigment codes below*
  • Pick one - a cool Red - Alizarin Crimson Pigment code PR83, or Permanent Rose Pigment code PV19 (primary). 
  • Pick one - a cool or neutral Yellow - *Cadmium Yellow Light, PY 35 or PY3, or Cadmium Lemon PY 35 (primary), or Hansa Yellow PY 74
  • Pick one - a Cool Blue -  Phthalo Blue, Phthalo Blue Green Shade PB 15 (primary), Cerulean Blue Chromium PB36. Prussia Blue, Manganese Blue – Just fine
  • Pick one - a Warm Blue Ultramarine Blue PB29 , or Cobalt Blue PB 28 
  • Titanium white   5OZ Tube  (Opaque wihte)
  • Yellow Ochre PY 42, or Yellow Oxide, either will be fine will be fine. (Great for Mixing)
  • Sap green or any warm green (mixture & great for mixing)
Optional colors to add later  
Naphthol Red/ Cadmium Red or hue / an orange (Warm Red)
Dioxide Purple (Combo of the  red and blue primaries - great for mixing)
Burnt Sienna (Great for Mixing)
  • Panels to paint on. I like 12x16  or 12 x 12 for 1 day classes.
  •  Bring extra panels or canvas pad for practice. They can be cheapos.
  •  Flat Palette  or Pad 16 x20 . You can use a roll wax paper 
  • Palette knives  plastic or metal  - The  plastic 5 pack at Binders is great for beginners***If just buying one similar to the image below*****
  • Sketch pad  
  • Pencil
  • Roll of paper towels  

This is the end of the supply list. Below is just additional info.

If using oils you may want LIQUIN IMPASTO or Solvent  to extend the paint
If using acrylics you will need a slow drying medium or retarder and spray bottle for water to help slow the dry time.

* All have the same code PY35. Make sure to open the tube on Cad yellow light, Lemon and some times Cad Yellow Medium and check to see it doesn't have an orange tint. Same name and pigment code Cad Yellow - but some are neutral and some have too much red. Cad Lemon should be the coolest. You can always add red, but you can’t take it out**

**Where do you find the pigment codes and what does it tell me? 


Manufacturers are free to give their art supply colors whatever name they deem appropriate. Different manufacturers give different names to the same color, even if the same  pigments are used. Therefore, names may vary from one brand to another. I tend to buy single pigments except for color that I mix all the time. If love a mixture that I don’t want to buy, often the codes on the back will tell me how to mix it myself. Also, I like working with a lot of transparent colors. You can always add a touch of white to make them opaque.

Alizarin Crimson PR: 83 (single pigment)
PR: 83 – The first letter Identifies whether a pigment or a dye is used. Here the P indicates that a pigment is used.
PR: 83 – The second letter identifies the pigment code. Here, the pigment code stands for red.
PR: 83 – The number indicates the specific pigment number.
Sap Green PG7, PY75, PBk9 (mixture of three pigments)

***If just buying one, pick one of these

This is a good variety to started

Winter Schedule in the works
Feb 21 9:00 - 12:00pm Palette Knife Workshop Binders Art Materials Expo
Feb 28 10:00 - 3:00am  Palette knife workshop: Vibrant Sky Callanwolde  Class code PAD121 Palette Knife Workshop:Vibrant Sky   
 March 28 Spring Tues Painting Studio starts back Dawn Art Studios. 
                                                 3 Day Workshops 
April 17 - 19 Callaway Gardens/ Warm Springs  - Plein Air Retreat - Azaleas in full bloom! 
May 14 - 17 Parker Ranch -  No Stress plein air workshop in the beautiful North GA Mountains.

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