Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting, Box 295, Collingwood, L9Y 3Z5
E-mail: email@example.com : Tel: (705) 445-3241
THE BLUE MOUNTAIN SCHOOL OF LANDSCAPE PAINTING
OIL MATERIALS LIST
EASEL: portable, light weight, sturdy easel
PALETTE: 12 x 16 palette or large enough to mix paints
OIL PAINTS: convenience colours you like plus a warm and a cool of each of the three primary colours ie:
Cadmium Yellow Medium or Indian Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon Yellow
Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Violet
Cadmium Red Light or Cadmium Scarlett
French Ultramarine Blue
Pthalo Blue or Cerulean Blue
Titanium White (Large)
Note: In addition please check your teacher’s paint recommendations etc.
CANVAS OR CANVAS PAPER & BOARD
Smaller canvas panels (8x10, 9x12) for more learning experience gained by doing two small panels in a three hour window rather than one 11x14 or 12x16 or 16x20. Smaller panels gives you two opportunities to get enough information before the light changes etc. You will need at least 2 new canvas per day depending on the size or canvas paper and board can also be used
Note: Curry’s Art Store or Michaels carry great canvas which are well priced and good quality
Note: If you are using a wooden canvas please prepare your canvas prior to class with Gesso etc.
Good condition Natural bristle brushes and bigger is better:
Flats or Brights #8, #10, #12
Filberts and Rounds in smaller sizes #6, #4, #2
Note: Curries Art Store carries Currie brand brushes which are good and economically priced.
SKETCH BOOKS AND SOFT PENCIL (2B, 4B + 6B):
Sketch Book: 8x11 sketch book
Sharpies pens (fine), charcoal, a sharpener, kneaded eraser & ruler
STUDIO REFERENCE MATERIAL : Bring a selection of reference photos. The larger the size and variety of subjects the better. Have at least a dozen to choose from.
OTHER ART MATERIALS AND MISCELLANEOUS:
Palette Knife 2” diamond shaped blade, bent handle
Paper towels and or rags
Non toxic odorless solvent for oil
Sealable liquid container (jar to hold solvent you are using)
Plastic bag to collect your garbage
Stretch and Seal or Saran Wrap to wrap brushes and cover palette each day
Light weight bag or back pack to carry your equipment and lunch etc.
Sun hat, sun screen, bug spray
Light weight, portable chair/stool (can be used to set palette on or if you prefer to sit and paint)
Lunch, snacks & water for drinking
Wear neutral colours, comfortable tops with long sleeves and light pants with sox and shoes
Baby wipes to clean your hands before lunch