The Touch of the Brush: Mark Making, Calligraphy, and Gestural Unity in Painting.

Oil Painting Workshop - Maggie Siner

Basic Supply List

portable easel - IF these are not provided by the Studio
palette (wood or glass, minimum 12x16 inches)
palette knife
palette cup for medium
assorted white bristle brushes (sizes 4, 8, 10, 12, 18, etc.)
cotton rags (such as old T shirts)
drawing board 18 x 24” for loose canvas (unless studio provided) and clips masking tape
small hand mirror

small sketchpad, charcoal, pencil

Cadmium Yellow Light
Cadmium Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean Blue Hue (or Viridian)
Raw Umber
Titanium, Flake or Mixed White (large tube)

also: Yellow Ochre Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black

Medium: prepared medium of your choice OR  1 part damar varnish
2 parts stand oil or refined linseed oil 3 parts turpentine

Brush washer or large jar with screen insert and top. 
Airtight container for transporting used solvent.
4-5 primed canvases, sizes 16 x 20 to 24 x 30
6-10 additional smaller painting surfaces such as unmounted canvas pieces,
 cardboard, masonite panels, watercolor paper or heavy drawing paper

3 objects, each a single unified color with matte finish (not shiny), not necessarily an interesting object in itself. but rather an interesting shape. Can be something very simple such as a box or fruit, or more complex. Please don’t bring anything valuable.

Additional Supplies for Calligraphy

Black India ink (not fountain pen ink) or Chinese Ink

Medium to large watercolor brush with pointed tip and round ferrule. A Chinese bamboo handle Sumi or squirrel quill is best (3/8 to 1/2 inch base). The more expensive the brush, the better your painting experience will be!

Rough newsprint pad, 18x24 inches or inexpensive Sumi paper Several sheets of 90 lb rag watercolor paper

2 shallow dishes (saucers) for mixing ink cup for water 

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