1 full sheet (22x30) or 2 half sheets (15x22) or 4 one-quarter sheets (11x15) 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:
One 1 1/2 or 2 inch flat wash brush
3/4 or 1 inch flat sable or imitation sable
1/2 inch 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 lid.

Board for stretching paper
two 3/8" or 1/2" pieces of plywood at least 18"x24" in size. Masonite or pressed wood will not work. (I will supply some of these if you are unable to bring this item.) If you do not want to stretch your own paper then you will need to bring at least the equivalent of one 22”x30” sheet of 300 lb. watercolour paper or Illustration Board. I will also demonstrate how to paint on lighter paper without stretching it.

Bring one or two containers 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
Earth Colours:
Burnt Sienna,
Raw Sienna
Yellow Ochre
Auxiliary pigments:
Cadmium Orange
Viridian Green
Winsor Green

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

Bring photographic reference material or sketches.
Any questions? Call Gordon at 250-956-3539. Don’t wear your best clothing! Unless washed immediately, acrylics on clothing are permanent.

Absolutely necessary--the desire to have fun!!

(c) Copyright 2007 Henschel Fine Arts