Below are my suggested supplies. 

**The oil painting list is first...scroll down for the list for pastel painters.

 

Oil Painting Plein Air Suggested Supplies

 

**CELL PHONE/CAMERA!

 

Personal materials:

For painting outdoors, a visor is essential! Bring bug juice, a snack, water and a portable beach chair or seat for watching the Plein Air demonstration. Prepare for weather changes with layers of clothing, an umbrella for shade and bungee cords for wind. Wear water resistant shoes as there is often dew in the morning grasses.

 

Painting Materials:

Small mirror, pliers, baby wipes, paper towels, plastic trash bag, barrier cream, odorless mineral spirits. 

**Tip: lighten your load and carry a small jar of vegetable or walnut oil for both cleaning and wetting your brushes. It is not toxic if it spills.


Surfaces:

To paint Nature’s ever changing light bring surfaces sizes 9 x 12 up to 16 x 20. 

**Tip: tone your surface the day before so you can still wipe out the lights
I like commercial mounted canvas or linen panels: Pintura Panels or lighter weight Source Tek panels (www.canvaspanels.com)

Brushes:    Rounds: one large one small

Flats: # 8’s, 6’s, 4, 2, also diamond shaped painting knives

 

Paint Box:

A 12 x 16 wood paint box, styled to organize and protect both your wet panels and palette, can be Customized for carrying smaller wet panels. I use a Plexiglas palette, custom cut to fit the box at a glass company, a scraper cleans it, and the closed lid holds it in place to save your paint.

 

My Basic 10 Tube Palette: 

Opaque: Titanium white (large), Cadmium yellow light, Cadmium yellow deep, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange

Transparent: Indian Yellow, Transparent Red Oxide, Permanent Rose or Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian

**Tip: Load your palette at home before coming

 

 

Easel:

I use the versatile "Take-It Easel" hand made by my son, Tobin, which supports your oils as well as your painting.

www.takeiteasel.com

I can bring one for you. Call or text: 508-237-4801 or email nadeau@rosalienadeau.com

Students enrolled in my plain air class save 10% on a Take-It-Easel!

 

Other tips:

To see your work "finished" bring along a frame.

Remember to keep seeing paintings!


Pastel Painting Suggested Supplies:        

 

**CELL PHONE/CAMERA!

 

Personal Materials: 

For painting outdoors, a visor is essential! Bring bug juice, water and a portable beach chair or seat for watching the Plein Air demonstration. Prepare for weather changes with layers of clothing, an umbrella for shade and bungee cords for wind. Wear water resistant shoes as there is often dew in the morning grasses.

 

Painting Materials:

A small mirror, tape or spring clips, supporting board or foam core (I use black to eliminate glare), barrier cream, paper towels, baby wipes, plastic trash bag, two brushes – soft and stiff for blending or erasing, and blending stomps or tortillons. To make a pastel dust catcher, score and fold foam core or cardboard to 6"x 20"

 

Pastels:
I like half sticks for mark making ease. Half stick sets provide more colors for less and I brake full sticks anyway. More than one brand, more hues. Great American, Sennelier, Schmincke and Terry Ludwig’s pastels are all soft, 96 harder “Nupastels” cost the least.

 

Paper:

I use and highly recommend sanded archival surfaces in manageable sizes 9 x 12 up to 14 x 18. Colors are fun. I like UArt pastel paper 400 grit.

*Tip: pre tape paper to foam core on same size boards as a home made portfolio, both light weight and protective  

 

Easel:

I use the versatile "Take-It Easel" hand made by my son, Tobin, which supports your pastels as well as your painting.

www.takeiteasel.com

I can bring one for you. Call or text: 508-237-4801 or email nadeau@rosalienadeau.com

Students enrolled in my plain air class save 10% on a Take-It-Easel!

 

Other tips:

To see your work "finished" bring along a frame.

Remember to keep seeing paintings!