Donna Thomas/Palette Knife Intensive
I want you to use the colors you like to use.
You may want to bring a warm and cool of each primary: larger tubes Cadmium Red Medium/Alizarin Crimson Cobalt Blue Hue/Ultramarine Blue Cadmium Yellow Medium/Raw Umber White (soft mixable).
Variety of palette knives:
Your palette knives should be trowel like with a 45-degree angle. This shape gives you the most flexibility with the knife and makes the application easier. Straight knives with no angle are very difficult to use to make large swaths of color patches.
Larger painting surface (canvas or panel) – 16 x 16 or larger, up to 30 x 30
1 to 3 oil paint brushes, for sketching
Large disposable or rigid palette (hint! Plexiglas 18 x 24 from Home Depot or Lowe’s works great)
GAMSOL Odorless Mineral Spirits
Photo or still life references
Box of Kleenex
Some source for gathering supplies:
Places to buy supplies: look ahead for special sales
Daniel Smith http://www.danielsmith.com/
Jerry’s Artarama http://www.jerrysartarama.com/ need to plan for shipping that may take 2 weeks
Olympic Art and Office Port Townsend, WA (offers PTSA students a 10% discount)
Quimper Mercantile, Port Townsend, WA