- 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.
I have gone back to Cheap Joes Watercolors as of 2013.
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.