- Stephen Kilborn Workshop - 2012
1. Easel - French
easel or whatever portable kind you prefer. You can try one of
mine I have several types.
2. Board - A little
bigger than your paper, about 12" x 16" for 1/4 sheets.
A 1/4 sheet measures about 15" x 11" which is the size
paper we will frame.
3. Bulldog Clips
- To hold paper to board.
4. Paper - 2 or 3,
22" x 30" sheets of 300# or 140# Hot Press Fabriano
Artistico watercolor paper. This Fabriano paper is the best.
You can even wash off a painting and reuse the paper. We will
work on 1/4 sheets (11" x 15" ). In the past I have
listed other papers, these are fine and it is good to try different
surfaces, but the 300# Fabriano just does not wrap, even the
140# works great with a little tape. The Hot Press is good for
putting the paint on more thickly. I like the 300# because I
don't have to tape it.
5. Brushes - Whatever
you are comfortable with. I use a few good quality "round"
watercolor brushes, some stiffer flats and sometimes acrylic
brushes. To put paint down thickly it is necessary to have some
firmer brushes. In my set that I am selling I have a #6 and #10
round with a half inch wash. I have been using Zoltan Szabo bristle
6. Palette - I use
a Tom Lynch plastic one or a folding one for travel. Lately I
am favoring butcher trays (cheap and metal).
7. Paint - I use
DaVinci 37ml watercolors or gouache because they are inexpensive
and top quality. Gouache is a little more fluid and not as finely
ground as watercolor. Mostly I use watercolors because they have
more colors and you have the option of getting transparent effects.
Artisans art supply store in Taos is closed. However I always
have supplies for sale. Or you can buy the whole set for $250.
Hansa Yellow Lt.
Cadmium Yellow Lt.
Cadmium Red Lt.
Red Rose Deep (Quinacridone)
or try Chinese which is whiter but more transparent.
9. Sketch book -
This is very important. have a good sized one ( 9" x 12"
) or whatever size you like and some pencils or whatever you
draw with. A large felt tip pen would work well to loosen up
8. Misc.- Umbrella,
paper towels, water container, sponges, spray bottle, berets,
sunhats, whatever you use.....
Ask if you have questions
about any of this material.