Pastels en Pleine Aire Materials List
Enough Panels/Paper for a couple of paintings a day for the week. I
use Colorfix by Spectrum and Kitty Wallace. I also use panels which
I make myself and I will be bringing up samples of the panels plus
formulas for making the panels.
Plein Air kit, including easel, seat etc. I use one by Open Box M in
For pastels, I use two groups, hard and soft.
Hard pastels can be NuPastel, Rembrandt, Faber Castel/Polychrmos.
For soft Pastels I use Great American with some Schminke and Terry
Ludwig. I have a set of my choices in colors produced by Great
American Pastels (www.greatpastels.com)
I think 80 to 100 hard pastel colors skewed to Southwest tones would
be good. 100 to 150 soft pastels should work -- again skewed towards
Southwest colors would be sages, deep purples, rusts, deep yellows,
some very pale yellows, gray blues, blue/periwinkle hues, deep greens and blues. Just a few primary colors.
Tissue/sketch pad and charcoal pencils/graphite pencils.
If you're using kitty Wallace/spectrum, a panel to tape/clip the
Lots of water & sun block. In the July class, an umbrella.
Bring a basic set of watercolors for underpainting and if you prefer
some 140 lb watercolor paper.
Don't bring acrylics for underpainting unless you plan to use Kitty
Old brushes for acrylic and watercolor underpainting -- sable or soft
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