Steve Memering Workshop

Steve Memering Workshop

Supply List for Workshop

Hi Folks,
As I gaze at my calendar if think it’s time to start thinking about the upcoming workshop. This little letter is my way of getting you all to focus a bit and perhaps answer any questions you may have. Any issues that are not answered here may be directed toward Smith Gallery, 916-446-4444, or my cell phone, 916-961-9726.
I’ve been hearing from some of you that you want a supply list so you can do some early shopping. Also, since I deal primarily with University Arts who are having a terrific sale on these materials right now through February 17th, I thought I’d try to accommodate you.
This is not “paint along with Bob Ross” style of workshop where everyone is trying to ape my every move…(gag). I’m going to assume that my Old Timers who have been painting for a few years already have an arsenal of materials which they are happy and familiar with. For my newcomers to painting, I have a list of pigments which I consider essentials for landscape painters. I would recommend that you invest is some of these.

Frankly, I’m very adventurous when it comes to colors. The pigment field right now is exploding with new products on the market and it’s very easy to be seduced into experimenting with new ones. Right now I am really interested in transparent paints and how they can be successfully used with opaque pigments.
But more of this anon.
BUT FIRST TAKE NOTE! What follows below is not a shopping list. It merely is list of what I’m using at this time. If you, as an experienced painter, want to stick with what you already have, but want to augment your list, pick and choose from my list and go shopping. For my beginners, I don’t think you can go wrong with my Bare Essentials list.
The pigments below are all Liquitex Heavy Body unless otherwise noted.
BARE ESSENTIALS LIST:
Cadmium Yellow Light
Yellow Orange Azo
Alizarin Crimson Hew Permanent
Yellow Oxide
Transparent Raw Sienna
Transparent Burnt Sienna
Hooker’s Green Permanent Hue
Green Gold
Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue (Golden)
Titanium White (Golden)

PAINTING MEDIUMS (all made by Golden)
Acrylic Glazing Liquid (Gloss)
Regular Gel (Gloss)
Retarder

The list below contains the pigments that I’m “playing with” right now. Experienced painters take a look. You may want to experiment along with me. Also, one of my courtesies to my workshop students is that I will allow you to come up at any time and get a squirt of anything you don’t have and want to play with.
These are all Liquitex unless otherwise indicated
OPTIONAL/EXPERIMENTAL PIGMENTS:
Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cadmium Orange (Golden)
Cadmium Red Medium
Transparent Pyrrole Orange (Golden)
Indian Yellow
Quinachridone Gold (Winsor and Newton)
Burnt Sienna
Raw Umber
Brilliant Yellow Green
Brilliant Blue
Light Blue Permanent
Manganese Blue Hue (Golden)
Dioxazine Purple
Phthalo Green

BRUSHES:
I prefer Princeton Art and Brush Co. brushes. I like the quality and price.
I suggest investing in flat brushes rather that round ones.
Try # 6 or #8
Bright #4
Filbert bright #2
CANVAS SIZES
Please bring stretched canvas as opposed to canvas board. I’d like you to paint no smaller than 14.” Bring several. I want you to have one piece pretty much done and another one up and running to take with you to finish at the end of the 2nd day.
Some of you folks may be working in oils. If this is the case, phone in to Smith Gallery, and I’ll have a list of my oil pigments sent out to you. I’ve been pretty exclusively an acrylic painter for the last year and half. Don’t dismay however, the basic principles I’m going to be pitching apply to all mediums.

I will be doing a landscape for my demo piece and I will expect you to come with your own pre-sketches and photos to work from.

At any rate, I hope this gives you something to chew on until my next workshop letter. Looking forward to seeing all your happy faces after Valentine’s Day.
Steve

 

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