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Required Materials for Afternoon and Sunset Plein Air Painting

  • Filed Easel (e.g. French easel)
  • One 9” x 12” or 11” x 14″ surface for each session. This may include canvas panel, stretched canvas, or prepared wood panel. If a student wishes to use the same panel. used by the instructor, please contact zufar@russera.com 
  • Flat brushes. At least one of each size Bristle or Synthetic equivalent, # 2, #4-6, #8-12. Filbert can be used too, but flats preferred.
  • Round brushes, softer synthetic or sable. One smaller 1/16” and one 1/8” in diameter.
  • Fan brush (about 1” wide is recommended).
  • Paper towel or paint rag, bag for used rag.
  • Paint thinner (e.g. Gamsol or Turpentine)
  • Paint medium (e.g. Galkyd, Alkyd Gel, Liquid Impasto)
  • Palette cup.
  • Palette or Palette paper
  • Pencil 2B-6B
  • Sketchbook
  • Maul Stick or Common wood dowel (optional)
  • Foldable portable chair (recommended)

Oil Colors:

  • Titanium White
  • French Ultramarine
  • Manganese Blue Imitation or Cerulean Blue
  • Olive Green
  • Cadmium Yellow Lemon
  • Cadmium Yellow Deep (recommended)
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Raw Siena
  • Transparent Oxide Brown or Red
  • Alizarin Crimson (Alizarin Permanent is preferred)