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Portrait Painting Online Workshop

Each student can use whatever set of colours they prefer or already have, between acrylics, gouache or oil paints. Color set (either acrylics, oil or gouache): primary colors+black and white. Extra useful colors: yellow ochre, sap green, payne’s grey, burnt umber. Canvas paper block for color testing and sketches Canvas cardboards, 20×30 or smaller. Sketching paper + 4B/soft pencil Paper towels or scrap fabric for…

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Sketchbook Practice: Pastels&Pencils Materials List

Canson Mi teintes/Lana rough colored paper/Any dark tonal pastel paper cut to the size of your sketchbook page. Pastel set, either stick pastels, or dry pastels in pencil form like carbothello Normal colored pencils, it can be oil based like polychromos or any soft not dry kind + White pencil for highlights, same kind.  White tissue/silken paper to protect paintings Pastel blenders (those wrapped paper…

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Sketchbook Practice: Monsters – Materials List

Mixed Media/Watercolor Sketchbook, min A5 size, paper min 200 gsm Colors: either watercolors, pencils, inks, gouache, acrylics… whatever you already have and are comfortable using. Permanent black ink, can be bottle and brush or brush pen Old naturalistic/animal/national geographic magazines or random animal/landscape/flowers images printed for the web. Scissors Glue Pigment liners/pens for contour lines/markers.

Ink Supply List

–  Sketchbook: Watercolor/mixed media low porosity paper. – Pigment/waterproof ink: either brush and ink bottle or a brushpen (options: https://www.pentel.co.uk/products.asp?group=5&type=32&pid=338 Usually the Pentel ones have the letter P in the code for pigment)     – Pigment liner: 0.1 or 0.2 and 0.5 or 0.7, suggested https://sakuraofamerica.com/pen-archival but any brand of waterproof one is ok.     – Water soluble ink: suggested https://www.pilotpen.eu/en/v-sign-pen-medium-tip.html?master_product_id=887 but any kind of…

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Painting in the Park with Gouache

Supply List Watercolor Sketchbook: A5, either landscape or portrait as preferred, min 200gsm LINK  Masking tape, 1,5cm width Water brushes, 3x LINK or LINK  Paper towels Color palette options: If you already have a watercolor box, just buy a tube of zinc white and you can already start learning how to work with opaque painting. If you are familiar with using tube colors, you can…

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Travel Sketching Supply List

Below you will find a list of the materials we will use during the workshop. Since we will be working on location, we suggest also to bring some snacks and drinks for the break, a folding chair/blanket to sit on the ground and a windbreaker/k-way jacket (Berlin weather is unpredictable). Sketchbook: watercolor paper, min 200gsm, A5/A4 size as preferred (suggested: hahnemühle watercolor sketchbook) Water resistant…

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Sketchbook Practice Watercolor

The upcoming module of the yearlong Sketchbook Practice Workshop with G Caruso will be focused on watercolor. Find details HERE. Watercolor is a medium beloved for its immediacy and versatility. Centuries before the modern romantic age revival as a carnet de voyage (travel sketching) medium, watercolor was employed by old masters in their sketches. We will explore how to use watercolor to make projects sketches, color…

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Botanical Watercolor Weed Diary

For the first meeting of the Botanical Watercolor Workshop I would like each of you to collect a weed, or two, as your specimen. The more common and despised the weed, the better. Try to collect the entire plant, if possible. Also try to collect examples of every part of the plant that you can observe: leaves, stems, flowers, seed pods. Place your specimen in…

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