KEN HOSMER SUPPLY LIST  (updated 1/2017) Bring supply list to class for reference.


 BRING WHATEVER WATERCOLOR SUPPLIES YOU NORMALLY USE. If you need guidance in selection, here are suggestions. Select one color from each line group below. My preferred choice is listed first. To save money, eliminate the optional colors.

TUBE PAINTS: Daniel Smith-DS Da Vinci-DV Winsor & Newton-WN Maimeri Blu-MB American Journey-AJ

Pigment number:

PY97  Hansa Yellow Medium-DS or Arylide Yellow-DV or Bumblebee Yellow-AJ
optional PY97+PO73 Yellow-Orange Mix (instructions in class)
PO49 Quinacridone Gold-DS or Golden Lake-MB
PO48 Quinacridone Burnt Orange-DS, DV or Burnt Sienna-WN
 PO73 Pyrrol Orange-DS or Orange Lake (PO43)-MB
optional PR188 Organic Vermilion-DS or Permanent Red-DV or Scarlet Lake-WN or Red Hot Momma-AJ
 PV19 Quinacridone Rose-DS or Red Rose Deep-DV or Permanent Rose-WN, AJ
   optional PR176 Carmine-DS (replaces alizarin crimson)
PV19 Quinacridone Violet-DS, AJ or Thioindigo Violet-DV
 optional PV23  Carbazole Violet-DS or Royal Amethyst-AJ
PB29 Ultramarine Blue-DS, DV, AJ or French Ultramarine-WN
 optional PB15:3 Phthalo Blue (GS)-DS or Winsor Blue (GS)-WN or Phthalo Blue-DV
optional PG50   Cobalt Teal Blue-DS PG7 Phthalo Green (BS)-DS or Winsor Green (BS)-WN or Joe’s Green-AJ
optional  PY97+PG7 Yellow Green Mix (instructions in class)
BRUSHES: 1” Watercolor Flat 1/2” Watercolor Flat Round brush that comes to a good point (3/4” Flat optional) I prefer the squirrel hair & synthetic blend, by Silver Brush Black Velvet. Cheap Joe’s Pseudo Squirrel is also good.
PAPER: 100% Rag Paper is a must. 140 lb Cold Press—either Kilimanjaro (original bright white) from Cheap Joe, or Arches. You may use either individual half sheets, quarter sheets or a watercolor block. The watercolor block requires no clips or painting board. The individual sheets can be either clipped or stapled to the painting board. Advanced painters may work on full sheets.
DRAWING: #2 School Pencil
Black Brush Pen—felt marker type, Tombow (N15 or N25). These are water-soluble markers. Black watercolor and a small brush will also work for ink drawings.
Bristol Drawing Pad--11x14” or similar size—plate or smooth preferred (Strathmore smooth surface is good.)
Reference Photos—for practice, any subject. Painting demonstrations include: landscape, floral, people, or animals.
           NOTE: If your photos are on an electronic device, please print them for the workshop.
Mat with about an 8”x10” opening (may be cardboard or paper). Will cut into 2 “L” shaped pieces.
OTHER: Small tube of Black Acrylic paint, Liquitex soft body or similar—optional 3 or 4 Q-tips (cotton swabs)—optional Painting Board Choices include Plywood or Gatorboard (available Cheap Joe & Jerry’s), size 16x23 Plywood boards work best if they are sealed with one coat of acrylic medium or household spray varnish, etc. Bull Dog clips, staples, or watercolor wash out tape, etc. for attaching paper to board. Watercolor Palette with an open space for thinning colors—I use John Pike Big Well Palette. Plastic plates also work. Shallow Water Container—for cleaning brushes Natural Sponge—for wetting paper and lifting paint Old Tooth Brush—for lifting paint Paper Towels or Kleenex Hair Dryer (optional) Old Bath Towel
Come prepared to learn and have a great time!
 All above paint brands are available through Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff, Phone 800-227-2788. Dick Blick phone 800-828-4548. Jerry’s Artarama phone 800-827-8478. Please check my web site for links to specific art and framing supplies.
KEN HOSMER WORKSHOPS Phone (308)532-9794

  Come prepared to learn and have a great time! KEN HOSMER WORKSHOPS, Phone (308)532-9794