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Materials List for Provincetown Art Classes

Outdoor Portable easel

    I prefer the Stanrite 300 Deluxe or Stanrite 400 Lecturers' easel (enhanced with spring clamps.)
(Do not be lead into buying a Stanrite 100 or 200 by an art store employee. They're too short.
You may have to special order the 300.) 10 prepared masonite boards or canvases.
5 -12" by 16" and 5- 16" by 20". I prefer masonite over cotton canvas for outdoor
 painting. Of course you may use linen also, but I don't recommend it for the color studies.
Get quarter inch thick, untempered or standard masonite at the lumber company, cut to size,
then prepare it with two coats of Liquitex Gesso. Some will be available for sale at $6 each.


    Odorless Paint Thinner and a tin can container for it Assorted Brushes, Palette Knife, and
paper towels (Bounty or Viva) Hat (for the Provincetown sun) Oil Colors (Artists' Grade)
(I recommend Rembrandt or Windsor-Newton, or a combination of both with emphasis on Rembrandt)

  1. Titanium White
  2. Magenta
  3. Cadmium Yellow Lemon
  4. Windsor Violet
  5. Cadmium Yellow
  6. Burnt Sienna
  7. Caput Mortum Violet (Rembrandt)
  8. Cadmium Yellow Deep
  9. Burnt Umber
  10. Ultramarine Blue
  11. Permanent Yellowish Green
  12. Yellow Ochre
  13. Manganese Blue Hue
  14. Cadmium Orange
  15. Viridian
  16. Cadmium Red-Light
  17. Emerald Green
  18. Permanent Rose
  19. Permanent Green Deep

Additional Materials for Figure Class Only

    Drawing Board (One cut to size1 inch bigger than the paper size of 19 1/2 by 25),
Clips to hold the paper, Charcoal Paper (Strathmore Charcoal Paper, White Canson Miteintes,
or Lana) no paper in a pads, only separate sheets. (Do not buy the drawing boards with their
own clips built in. They are too small for the paper.) Soft Vine Charcoal (recommend
Grumbacher), Sand Pad to sharpen it, Kneaded Eraser, Chamois.