BERT BOEREMA Art Studio

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SUGGESTED SUPPLY LIST

WATERCOLOR PAINTING CLASS
Bert Boerema, instructor

THE LIST SHOWN BELOW IS A GENERAL SUPPLY LIST

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A discount is available in Tucson.                             This lists brands that are sold there.


WATERCOLOR PAINTS

We will be using traditional watercolor paint, properly known as transparent watercolor. This should be purchased in tubes. You may use either student-grade or professional-grade paints. For student grade I recommend Winsor-Newton Cotman series, 8 ml tubes. Winsor-Newton also makes these same colors in a professional grade, either 5 ml or 14 ml tubes. (Gamboge Hue will be called New Gamboge.) The professional-grade pigments, although more expensive, will produce much stronger coloration and give better handling, and are the better choice in the long run.
NOTE: Single tubes are recommended over sets, since sets usually contain pigments that we rarely use.

BASIC LIST:                                                                                  OPTIONAL:
Burnt Sienna            Intense (Phthalo) Blue                     Intense (Phthalo) Green
Gamboge Hue        Permanent Rose                              ++Winsor Yellow
Raw Sienna            ++Winsor Red
Ultramarine Blue                            

(++ Winsor-Newton professional pigment, 5 ml tube. Substitutes are Holbein Permanent Red and Holbein Permanent Yellow Light. NOTE: Student grade paints in these colors do not work well.)

BRUSHES                    3/4" flat                        #10 round               #4 round              

PALETTE            suggested type:
9 x 12 plastic, square or round wells. Must have large mixing space. A cover is handy.

WATERCOLOR PAPER

We will use Arches 140 lb. cold-press paper. This is a must! Other brands will not work as well for our projects. Buy as 22 x 30 inch sheet, and cut into quarters (11  x  15 inches). Be sure to mark the front side of the sheet at each corner before cutting. (Look for the watermark.)
           

MISCELLANEOUS

  • masking tape (1-inch blue preferred) or 4 large bulldog clamps (For fastening paper to the board.)
  • blue painter’s tape
  • eraser, white vinyl

FROM HOME

  • Board: tempered Masonite, plywood, Formica, etc. This is used to hold the paper while painting. Recommended board size is 19 x 24 inches, since this will hold a quarter or half sheet. Minimum size 12 x 16 inches, (Exactly  this size if you plan to use bulldog clamps instead of masking tape for a quarter sheet.) However, at some point we plan to do a half-sheet size painting, which will require the 19 x 24 inch size.
  • 2 bowls for water (Cool-Whip containers)
  • plain white paper  (a few sheets),
  • pencil
  • hair dryer
  • small towel
  • facial tissue


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