with Joe Trigiani
OIL PAINT It is best for the you to start off with the
best quality materials. High quality paints are very important
to your success throughout this class. I recommend that you use
Gamblin Paints and mediums, these are high quality products that
are not very expensive. If you wish to use other paints, that
is always fine. I find that Utrecht also makes very good paints
for a very reasonable price.
White: I would like for each of you to have Winsor Newton
Soft Mixing White. I recommend that you buy the larger
tube. I also have Gamblins Quick Dry White.
Color Palette: I have all of the following colors in my selection
of paints. Given that no two people have the exact same flesh
tone it is important to have these colors for modification. All
colors are Gamblin brand except where noted.
Soft Mixing White (Winsor Newton), Hansa Yellow Deep, Naples Yellow
Hue, Yellow Ochre, Napthol Scarlet, Quinaridone Red, Alizarin
Crimson, Indian Red (Winsor Newton), Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna
(Winsor Newton), Raw Umber, Transparent Earth Orange, Permanent
Green Light, Phthalo Green, Dioxazine Purple, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt
Blue, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Ivory Black.
Mediums: I rarely use any type of medium in my paintings.
There are a few that I recommend. Liquin (Winsor Newton), Wingel
(Winsor Newton). I will use a half-and-half combination of Gamsol
(Gamblin) and Galkyd (Gamblin) to oil out my paintings
as a pre-varnish. This method will bring life back in to the color
of the paint once the painting is dry.
Solvents and Brush Washers: I must insist that only Gamsol
is used in the studio, it has been tested and proven to be the
least harmful solvent in a classroom environment. Turpenoid is
odorless but still contains the same harmful toxins as regular
turpentine, you just cannot smell them. **You must have only Gamsol
when painting in the studio, for your safety and your classmates.**
If you are unable to get Gamsol, please see me. Please have a
brush washer with a lid so when not in use, it can be covered.
A one pound coffee can with lid and hardware cloth in the bottom
Brushes: Very Important to have good quality brushes. Utrecht
has very good brushes at a very good value. I did some research
at local stores, and I found that the Princeton series
of brushes at Ben Franklin are of good sturdiness and should hold
up well. I did not see any brush at Michaels that I would
recommend you use, except for the Winsor Newton Sable Brush.
I would like for you to have the following brushes: (At least
two of each size is recommended), Bristle Filberts: Size 4,6,8,10,12
Bristle Flats: Size 6,8,10
Sable Round: You only need one. See my brush as example. Winsor
Newton Sceptre is what I use and is of fine quality.
Canvas Sizes: The following are suggestions only. We are
painting life-size so be sure you have a canvas size that is proper.
14x18 or 16x20- 2 of whichever size you choose.
20x24- 2 of each (This size will be needed later on in the session
for head and shoulders size painting). You might also want to
consider buying a roll of Fredrix canvas (Be sure to buy the one
that is already gessoed, if you dont want to do it yourself).
You can then cut off a piece to your desired size and paint on
that clipped down to a drawing board. (I use this method when
Miscellaneous Items: The (*) indicates those items I think
you should have.
I recommend that you purchase a Jullian French Easel, it will
hold all of your paints and brushes and other items. It comes
with a palette. Most important, it allows you to paint on the
vertical, it is very important that the easel not be leaning backwards
or the light will throw off the entire painting. It will also
allow you to transport wet paintings without the worry of smearing
or ruining the painting. This easel is in the $100+ range but
is the greatest investment you could possibly make!!
1. Wooden Hand Palette*- Oval or Rectangular
2. Mahl Stick- a _ diameter dowel of about 30 used
to steady your hand
3. Bounty Paper Towels*- They are more absorbant!!
4. Palette Knife*
5. Mirror*- An absolute must!! A small hand mirror will suffice
6. Charcoal or Pencils*- You will learn as we go to draw with
your brush but it would good to have these in the first few classes.
7. Grumbacher Tufflim Final Fixative- You spray this over your
contour drawing and it will seal it so you may paint over it without
smearing pencil or charcoal in your paint.
8. Tube Ringer- Useful for getting paint out of tubes.
SOURCES FOR MATERIALS
Plaza Artist Materials- www.pla-za.com 3045 Nutley Street Fairfax,
Utrecht Art Supplies- www.utrechtart.com 13th and I Sts. N.W.
Phone: (202) 898-0555: