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Oil or Acrylic Supplies

Art and Frame of Sarasota is now carrying my Supply Kits for my classes and workshops. 

click here to go to the Pastel Set. 

More coming in next month.

 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.

Portable easel/equipment: (for plein air workshop only)
Serious about painting? Easels include:  Open Box M,  Guerilla, EasyL, Strada, SunEden, Coulter, Soltek, etc. are good brands.  Questions? Let's talk.

    _Beginners? Easels include: Any of the above or if local...

Traditional French Easels like the ones that Monet and Renoir used.     click here for A  & F of Sarasota     $115.   This also contains the box to hold your paints and your wooden palette. It folds up and is ready to carry. (Not recommended for air travel since it is a bit heavy).

Oil Kit package coming soon from Art & Frame of Sarasota. 
 Mixing palette – wooden palette or Jack Richeson Grey Matters toned paper- 11” x 14” approx.  

_ Paint:
       You may bring any color palette you are comfortable with using. I use the basic palette listed below.
Using fewer tubes is less to carry and provides good color mixtures. Gamblin Artists Colors are one of my favorite oils.

Jack Richeson  Oil Set of 7 (double primary kit & white will be available soon at the Art and Frame of Sarasota. Link coming soon.
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                                                                                                                                     
Titanium White
Gamblin Solvent Free Gel

 Similar colors as oil. I prefer Golden Open Acrylics. I prefer oils over the acrylics for several reasons I'll discuss in class. These are good for traveling.
 Golden Open Acrylic Gel Gloss

ADDED Colors (—NOT required for class)

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)


Use good long handled brushes and not old worn out brushes.  I use a variety of synthetic,  flats (favorite) and rounds (smaller brushes) to achieve different shapes and edges.  

I have put together a kit of Linda Richichi's kit of Jack Richeson Grey Matters synthetic brushes, palette and palette knifes that Art & Frame will be carrying soon.  Call to see if they have come in at 941-366-2301. 

Make sure you have some larger brushes # 10, 8, 6, 4, 2
Several styles of palette knives for mixing or painting with. I prefer the long thin pointed knife.   (included in the oil workshop kit)

Jack's Linseed Studio Soap  for cleaning oil and acrylic brushes.  (also included in the kit)

You will be able to purchase the Richichi Oil Supply Workshop Kit at Art & Frame of Sarasota. 

Call Art & Frame to see if they are in or to order. 941-366-2301

Canvas Panels:

Canvas panels (not stretched canvases) are easier when painting en plein air. You can use either canvas or panels when at home.  Ampersand Gessobord is my personal favorite for panels and you will receive two 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)

Small sketchpad of mid toned gray pastel paper or larger sheets cut smaller.   (3-5 day workshop attendees will receive a mid toned study book from me)                                                                               

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!

Be comfortable outdoors for Plein Air workshop:

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
Comfortable shoes
Bring plenty of bottled water

Pastel Supplies

Pastel Supply List with Linda Richichi

Ask for the Pastel Workshop kit available from Art & Frame of Sarasota. Link coming soon.

      _ Canson large sheets mid tone – (not  light and not dark).
        Gray tones, Aubergine or Sand are my favorites. Available in     most art stores.  I like the Jack Richeson Premium Pastel Surface (sanded and toned in a medium value #07). Many colors to choose from. (see below)
      _ 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.


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.
Click here to order the 80 piece set from Richeson Art designed for this workshop. Now available at Art & Frame of Sarasota, click here to order.

 Paper of a higher quality:

 Jack Richeson Gator board or pack of Richeson Premium Pastel Surfaces (Light Umber, Shale) available at Art and Frame. Click here to go to their website.

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.


Any questions, ask me!