Soft Pastels a mixture of hard and soft pastels, the more the better (Schmincke, Unison, Great American, Terry Ludwig, Rembrandt, NuPastel, etc.)
Sanded Paper: 9 x 12 or 11 x 14 or 12 x 16 of UART 400 ( 2-4 sheets). If you can’t get it from your local art supplier, please purchase online.
Dakota Art Pastels- http://www.dakotapastels.com/pages/paper-uart.html or
Cheap Joes Art Stuff: http://www.cheapjoes.com/uart-sanded-pastel-paper.html or
Jerry’s Artarama: http://search.jerrysartarama.com/search?keywords=uart+sanded+pastel+paper
We will be painting with an alcohol wash underpainting and some other types of sanded papers are not conducive for this particular workshop (for example: Sennelier La Carte paper). Also, we will need white or cream colored surface for this technique.
Backboard: piece of foam core
reference photos of landscapes: have a few to choose from- at least 5 x 7 – You may work from printed (paper) photos off your computer. If you plan to work from images from your iPad or laptop, please also have a printout, as well.
- small sketch pad
- pencil – kneaded eraser
- masking tape
- small table to put pastels on
- rubbing alcohol (and separate jar)
- a few stiff brushes for alcohol underpainting – and watercolor brush (flat 1″) for watercolor underpainting
- watercolor or gouache set (or at least a tube of red, yellow and blue)
- Viva Paper towels
- hand wipes
- latex gloves (optional)