Monday, January 19, 2015

Watercolor Painting Material List

Pallette -- I use an enamel tray.

Paint -- From left to right. 
Ultramarine Blue 
Alizarin Crimson 
Burnt Sienna -- In the corner
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Red Pale 
Yellow Ochre 
Cadmium Yellow Medium 
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Cerulean or Cobalt Blue 
Payne's Grey 
Thalo Blue 
Burnt Sienna 
Burnt Umber

This arrangement keeps the yellows and pale blues fairly clean and provides for a variety of greys and blacks.   

 Although I have a bucket of brushes, mostly I use two or three.  A 1" flar camel and a #8 sable round made by Dan Smith.  I rarely use any other brushes.  I have a rigger and the small #4 which is nylon.  Sometimes when I want to wet a large area, I will use a 3" house painting brush. 

Other Items:

Hair Dryer
Razor Blade
Elephant ear or other natural sponge
1 gallon bucket of water
Masking fluid and cheap throw away brush. 

Paper.  I use Arches 140 lb Cold Press or Rough. 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Wild Horses of Corolla

Today I went out with the Corolla Wild Horse Fund to photograph some wild horses.

It's worthwhile to notice that these two horses are in fact right in the middle of NC Hwy. 12.  Yes, it's on the beach.