Carlos San Millan Workshop

Supplies list:


I always work on rigid supports, so I would recommend or Primed and prepared Wood painting panels or Cotton fine-grane canvas panels. About 18” x 24” size would be fine.

Students would also be able to work on traditional canvas but from my point of view this support presents some limitations and inconveniences when working with large palette-knifes.

2 panels per student would be OK, but you can bring more panels if you want; we’re going to work alternating on both panels to let the surface get dry and ready for the following sessions so students should bring all the panels the day one.

Brushes and paintbrushes:

Assorted synthetic round pointed brushes no 3 to 12 aprox. Assorted synthetic flat brushes no 6 to 12 aprox.

Assorted flat natural hard bristle brushes no 6 to 24 aprox. Assorted flat natural bristle paintbrushes 1” to 3” width

Other tools:

Assorted Industrial Palette knifes between 2” and 8” (available on hardware stores).

Medium-grain sandpaper (3M-600 for instance) in case we need to smooth the sharpen edges of these industrial palette-knifes

You can also bring any kind of artist palette knifes if you have got them. Cotton rags

Painter’s tape 1.5” width



Liquin (W&N matt)

Oil Colors:

This is just an info about my current palette, you can bring your own palette to the workshop.

My current palette:

Cadmium Yellow Lemon Yellow Naples Yellow Naples Yellow Light Cadmium Red Carmin Red

Light Red (Terre Red, Venetian Red) Dark Violet

Light Violet

Grey Violet

Sevres Blue

Cyan Blue

Cobalt Blue French Ultramarine Prussian Blue Phthalo Blue

Sap Green

Olive Green Permanent Green Chrome Green Emerald Green Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber

Raw Umber Titanium White

Winsor & Newton, Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Daler Rowney are my preferred oil brands but you can use whatever you want.

Specific material for DEMOS:

IMPORTANT: Please notice that I always work exclusively with oil colors but due to the nature of this workshop and time limitations, I’m going to start painting my demos with acrylic or alkyd fast drying colors (Griffin type) to get a dry surface in a reasonable time, and utilizing oil paintings in the last stages, when more precise nuances would be needed.

I’m going to use this specific palette below for the demos, and you can take it as a suggestion too:

Acrylic / Alkyd Colors

Lemon Yellow

Cadmium Yellow Light Cadmium Red

Terre Red (Venetian Red) Cyan Blue

Ultramarine Blue

Cobalt Blue

Prussian Blue

Chrome Green

Olive Green

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Umber

Titanium White

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