The Essential 7
Susie's Basic Split Primary Palette
For most Watercolor Classes with                     
Hansa Yellow Medium
Quinacridone Rose
French Ultramarine Blue
New Gamboge
Pyrrol Scarlet
Phthalo Blue (GS)
Quinacridone Burnt Orange
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These are suggestions for the beginner just
setting up their palettes.
If you already have watercolors---bring
what you have in your paint box or palette.
We will be making compatibility charts and you
need to see how the colors you work with interact with
each other.  Working with a split primary palette you will
need a warm and color red, a warm and cool blue
and a warm and cool yellow. The colors I recommend
are my choices but they are not the only colors that
can  be used for color charts. The purpose of the charts
is to learn more about the colors (pigments) you use
every day.  Some colors work better in some situations
than others-learn which are which and why.
Watercolor Paper Arches 140# CP is recommended. Full Sheets 22x30 May be divided into half  sheets
(One full sheet per workshop day) or If you like using Watercolor Blocks these are OK too. (18x24 or larger)
300# Arches paper is also OK. Other brands such as Winsor Newton, Fabriano Uno are OK too. I don't
recommend the less expensive pads such as Strathmore and Canson. These papers are fine for other
applications but don't quite cut it for our class.
"Life is too short to paint on bad paper."~ Gordon Mackenzie  
Brushes: Two round brushes with good points and good spring. Sables are OK -Susie uses synthetics like
the DS Platinum Series 23-2    #8-#9-#10-#12    these are good choices.  
A couple or flat wash brushes like the DS Aquarelle Flat 72-99 1"  or ¾" are good choices  for painting the charts
Other Supplies: Something to hold your paper (Fomecore or Gatorboard or a  light drawing board)
Your choice of  tape, tacks or clips to secure your paper  ---  Covered Watercolor Palette like the Richeson Palette
(I suggest that you look for flat wells)  ---   #2 Pencils  ---   Magic Rub White eraser    ---   Ruler or Yardstick
Paper towels ----  Roll of Cheap Toilet Paper ---  2 quart size plastic water containers -- hair dryer
Black Sharpie Ultra fine permanent marker ---  notebook or sketchbook for notes
Write-On Overhead Transparency film (Susie will have some for you if needed)
If you already have some favorite brushes-bring them!!
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The supplies listed above are Susie's Supply list for any of her classes and workshops.........
Anything added below is for your specific workshop: