Blue Mountain School of Landscape Painting, Box 295, Collingwood, L9Y 3Z5.
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John David Anderson Materials List
Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Yellow Medium…in some brands its just called Cadmium Yellow, in other its called Cadmium Yellow pale
… the important distinction is that the colour is not too orange, not lemon but right in the middle
Transparent Red Oxide or Transparent Earth Red or Transparent Burnt Sienna each company calls it by a different name.
…the transparency is the main goal here…. not opaque.
Colours, not essential but I use them a lot…
Colours, interesting but not necessary…
Permanent Rose or Quinacridone rose
For oils use natural bristle brushes.
For acrylics, use synthetic bristle brushes, long handled, firm brushes
in both cases, bigger is better and Flats over Brights….1", 3/4" 1/2 ", 3/8" or# 12, 10, 8,6,4.
1 palette knife 2" diamond shaped blade, bent handle
I use Winsor and Newton Liquin Light Gel and Gamblin Solvent Free Gell
Solvent can for oils Artist Grade Odourless Mineral Spirits or Gamsol
Rags, lot and lots
Large Palette, 12 x 16 palette pad from Canson is great or wooded palette
Stand up Easel - Portable
Canvas Panels or wood panels, 8 x 10, 9 x 12, 11 x 14, 12 x 16, 16 x 20 - Richeson Panels from Curry's are also fabulous
The more experience you have out doors, the larger you can handle but smaller is better, much better…
(Allow for 2, TWO, paintings per day minimum! )
Sun hat, sun screen, chair if you need it, pizza boxes large enough for wet paintings
View Finder - small, grey plastic adjustable viewer at Curry's
all surfaces should be prepared in this manner even if you bought pre gessoed surfaces…
1) Seal with a coat of Golden Acrylic, GAC100'
2) gesso one thin, not watered down, layer of premium artist grade gesso…
You will not regret the additional steps…it makes a silk purse out of a sow’s ear