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  • Drawing & Watercolor with Sue Blackshear

    instruction in drawing or watercolor painting for beginner to advanced students

    greater goods 145 w. el roblar rd. ojai, ca rsvp at greatergoodsojai.org

    more info/supply l ist on reverse side $15-30 per class (sliding scale)

    third saturdays of the month, 1:00-2:30pm begins may 20


  • Paper:

    • Inexpensive sketch pad 8x10” or larger for quick sketches

    • Good quality drawing pad with acid free paper, 8x10” or larger

    • (May use hot press (smooth) watercolor paper if desired)


    • # 2 or HB to begin with. If serious about drawing, you may want to purchase a fuller range from 4B, 3B, 2B, B, HB, F, H, 2H, 3H, 4H. High number B’s are the soft- est and darkest; high number H’s are the hardest and lightest.

    • Ruler: 12-18” (if interested in perspective) • Pencil sharpener or matt knife (small piece

    of 150 sandpaper, optional) • ( I use a matt knife and sandpaper) • Kneaded eraser • Drawing board (light weight plywood

    works well) • Masking tape. • (Class may later use pen and ink (micron

    pens are nice), watercolor, or other draw- ing media.)

    Watercolor Supplies

    • Every artist has his or her own preferenc- es in setting up a pallet. The colors listed below are what I use.

    • Artist grade tubes: • Cobalt blue • Alizarin crimson • Cadmium red medium (or substitute Rose

    madder genuine)

    • Cadmium red light (or substitute with a light red-orange)

    • Cadmium orange (or substitute ) • Cadmium or lemon yellow • Yellow ochre • Viridian green • Dioxazine purple (or substitute) • Chinese white (optional) In watercolor, the

    white of the paper is the white you use. • Large plastic pallet for paints, 10x12” is

    good (need many wells and large area for mixing colors)

    • Brushes (natural hair or synthetic): • Small (#2-4), medium (#6-8) and large

    (#10-12) watercolor brushes (rounds with a good point)

    • 1 large flat mop brush for washes (approx 1/2-3/4”) (0. You may desire an ultra small round for fine work, 0 to 000 or smaller)

    • Sketch pad 8x10” or larger (inexpensive paper)

    • Pencil for sketching (#2 or HB, B, or 2B) • Kneaded eraser • Tracing paper tablet (for transfer tech-

    nique, from sketch to watercolor paper. • I will supply isopropyl alcohol for transfer.) • Watercolor paper (heavier paper is best,

    140-300 lb)--individual sheets or water- color tablet. Arches, cold pressed, 140-lb, or Fabriano Uno, soft pressed, 140-lb are best for reworking.

    • Heavy cardboard or light weight plywood for mounting paper

    • Masking tape • Glass jar for water, not too tall • Absorbent paper towels • Liquid frisket or masking fluid (optional) for

    protecting areas from paint

    Sue’s Supply List