GORDON HENSCHEL 5-Day playshop

Watercolour playshop Equipment & Materials

Paper: (will be available at cost if desired)
3 full sheets (22 x 30) or 6 half sheets (15 x 22) or 12 one-quarter sheets (11 x 15) of D’Arches or any other good quality watercolour paper, 140 lb. or 300 lb rough or cold-pressed. Watercolour blocks are great for outdoor work! The quality of the watercolour paper is the most important part of the list of materials. Do not substitute from this list. If you cannot get good paper, I will provide it!

One of each:
*a 1 1/2 or 2 inch flat wash brush
*3/4 or 1" flat sable or imitation sable
*1/2" flat sable or imitation sable
*#6 round sable or imitation sable
*any number of smaller rounds if you want to do detail work

1 large white plastic palette with a number of wells. If this is not available bring any white flat container such as an ice cream pail top.

Bring one or two containers for water.

1 good sponge
1 soft (HB) pencil
1 small sketch book
1 art eraser
1 box kleenex
small bottle of masking fluid (e.g. frisket, misket, etc.)
Masking tape
Razor blade or knife
Spray bottle for water

Buy the best quality you can afford. Try to get at least 3 hues of each primary colour, i.e. 3 blues, 3 yellows, 3 reds, as well as some of the earth colours. Here are the pigments I use:
Aureolin yellow
Winsor Yellow
Lemon Yellow
New Gamboge
Winsor or Thalo Blue
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine Blue
Permanent Rose
Alizarin Crimson
Winsor Red or Permanent Red
Cadmium, Scarlet or Vermilion
Earth Colours:
Burnt Sienna,
Raw Sienna
Yellow Ochre
Auxiliary pigments:
Cadmium Orange
Viridian Green
Thalo Green or Indigo Green

Bring photos, sketches or pictures, of your choice, to use as a basis for your new work.

Absolutely necessary: the desire to have fun!

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