GORDON HENSCHEL 5-Day playshop
Watercolour playshop Equipment & Materials
Paper: (will be available at cost if desired)
3 full sheets (22 x 30) or 6 half sheets (15 x 22) or 12 one-quarter sheets (11 x 15) of DArches or any other good quality watercolour paper, 140 lb. or 300 lb rough or cold-pressed. Watercolour blocks are great for outdoor work! The quality of the watercolour paper is the most important part of the list of materials. Do not substitute from this list. If you cannot get good paper, I will provide it!
One of each:
*a 1 1/2 or 2 inch flat wash brush
*3/4 or 1" flat sable or imitation sable
*1/2" flat sable or imitation sable
*#6 round sable or imitation sable
*any number of smaller rounds if you want to do detail work
1 large white plastic palette with a number of wells. If this is not available bring any white flat container such as an ice cream pail top.
Bring one or two containers for water.
1 good sponge
1 soft (HB) pencil
1 small sketch book
1 art eraser
1 box kleenex
small bottle of masking fluid (e.g. frisket, misket, etc.)
Razor blade or knife
Spray bottle for water
Buy the best quality you can afford. Try to get at least 3 hues of each primary colour, i.e. 3 blues, 3 yellows, 3 reds, as well as some of the earth colours. Here are the pigments I use:
Winsor or Thalo Blue
Winsor Red or Permanent Red
Cadmium, Scarlet or Vermilion
Thalo Green or Indigo Green
Bring photos, sketches or pictures, of your choice, to use as a basis for your new work.
Absolutely necessary: the desire to have fun!