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Oil or Acrylic Supplies
Art and Frame of Sarasota is now carrying my Supply Kits for my classes and workshops.
Oil Kit package available from Art & Frame of Sarasota.
Mixing palette – Jack Richeson Grey Matters toned paper- comes in the Accessory kit pictured below.
Jack Richeson Oil Set of 7 (double primary kit & white now available at the Art and Frame of Sarasota. Link coming soon or call them at 941 366-2301 to order.
Oils. Limited palette. Two of each primary (one warm, one cool)
Cadmium Yellow Light (or Hansa Yellow), Indian yellow (or Cadmium Yellow Medium),
Cadmium Red (or Napthol Red), Quinacridone Magenta, Ultramarine Blue,
Pthalo Blue and Titanium White
Gamblin Solvent Free Gel
Similar colors as oil. If opting between oil and acrylic, why not oil? If you must, I prefer Golden Open Acrylics. I prefer oils over the acrylics for several reasons I'll discuss in class. These are good for traveling though.
Golden Open Acrylic Gel Gloss.
Use good long handled brushes and not old worn out brushes. Here is what I recommend for painting on panels or smoother canvas.
Linda Richichi's kit of Jack Richeson Grey Matters synthetic brushes, palette and palette knives can be purchases and shipped or picked up at the store: Art and Frame of Sarasota. Call to order and mention my name is associated with each kit. (ie. Linda Richichi Brush Set) 941-366-2301.
Use Jack's Linseed Studio Soap for cleaning oil and acrylic brushes. (also included in the Accessory kit : palette paper,2 knives, brush cleaner.)
Call Art & Frame to order 941-366-2301
Canvas panels (not stretched canvases) are easier when painting en plein air. You can use either canvas or panels when at home. Ampersand Gessobord (or Richeson's panels) are my personal favorites. You will receive two Ampersand sample panels to work on when you take a three day workshop.
Student grade panels are fine for beginners.
8x10, 9x12 and 11x14 panels are great for outdoors, depending on your easel, how fast you paint and your level.
Misc. for the plein air class only. You do not need this for the Color Workshop
SunEden Artist’s Gear Wet canvas carriers (for traveling)
Plein Air umbrella (optional if outdoors)
Additional for all media:
White charcoal pencil, regular 2b or 6B pencil, eraser,
Artist's ViewCatcher View Finder (gray plastic crop/view finder tool) available at most art stores.
Paper towels, cheap plastic table cloth for a drop cloth and trash bags
Not allowed for travel: Gamsol Artists’ Grade Odorless Mineral Spirits are NOT allowed if TRAVELING BY PLANE or cruiseship. DO NOT PACK AND BRING. IT IS ILLEGAL TO BRING OMS ON FLIGHTS. Gamblin Gamsol and other mediums will be gifted to you as part of the 3-5 day workshops.
Do not use contractor-grade OMS that is available at hardware stores. It is not good for you, people around you, or your paints!
These additional colors can be added. You do NOT need to buy any of these colors. I am asked what else I use so here is that list. In each workshop you will have a sample of the Radiant Blue and Radiant Turquoise.
Cad Orange Deep
Radiant Turquoise (on occasion)
Radiant Blue (You will receive a sample in class.)
Radiant Red (great for pink buildings)
Want new pastels? Now in- Signature set of Linda Richichi Color and Energy 80 piece handrolled soft pastel set of Linda's favorite colors. Prismatic colors and beautiful neutrals. I am so happy with them.
Click here to order the 80 piece set from Richeson Art designed for this workshop. You will have to call to also order the paper kit with your order. 941 366-2301
Ask for the Linda Richichi Pastel Workshop kit available from Art & Frame of Sarasota. 941 366-2301
Kit contains : 1 8 x 10 Jack Richeson Gator board and a pack of Richeson Premium Pastel Surfaces 9" x 12" (Light Umber, Shale). Available at Art and Frame.
_ Foam core Board (one or two depending on what size you work in.)
_ Clips to hold pastel paper
Paper towels, cheap plastic tablecloth for a drop cloth and trash bags.
Optional: Uart sanded paper (light yellowish)
You can wet both of the above with a watercolor wash underneath the initial layers.
8" x 10" or 9 x 12
How to make a Drawing Board for pastels- Cut the 2 foam boards just slightly larger than paper size you choose and sandwich pastel paper between the two foam boards and clip them together.
You want a piece of foam core as the bottom layer and a top piece to sandwich in, cover and protect your pastel paper (and completed works). Clips works best to hold it shut. Use two pieces slightly larger than the paper size you will work on are then taped on one side and clipped on three sides.
Put several sheets of paper between the foam core before taping the foam core to hold the paper. Use this as your drawing board. Simply open the top take out several sheets of your paper to work on (the extra adds some cushion) and then close your folder back up. Clip the paper (with the extra sheets under it and clip on three sides so it doesn’t move).
Cut paper to a standard size 8 “ x 10” , 9” x 12”, 11” x 14” , 16” x 20” . What ever size you choose, you will want the foam core to be slightly larger (the exact size on the top and bottom to protect your paper).
Glassine paper or tracing paper between each sheet will protect your pastels from smudging.
Be comfortable outdoors (for Plein Air workshop only):
Dress in layers, or bring a change of clothes, and adjust as the weather changes
Wear neutral-colored top or jacket to avoid reflections on your canvas
Hat or a visor. I like a wide brimmed hat to keep much sun off.
Sunscreen Bug spray
Bring plenty of bottled water
Your supplies should fit in a lightweight bag or backpack and be light enough for you to carry (or have on wheels) when working outdoors.
Any questions, ask me!