• Lightweight easel
  • Small folding stool
  • Apron or paint shirt
  • Sun hat
  • Drinking water
  • Backpack, box or trolley to carry your supplies
  • Small sketchbook
  • Pencils, eraser, sharpener
  • Primed boards or canvases
  • Paints- oils or acrylics
  • Brushes
  • Rags or paper towels/blue shop towels
  • Palette (wet for oils, spritzer for acrylics)
  • Garbage bags
  • Water or solvent container
  • Medium/retarder
  • Sunscreen/ bug repellent
  • Viewfinder
  • Reference photos in case of rain
  • Camera

Perry Haddock (teaching acrylics)

 Painting Surfaces:

  • At least 2 canvasses or boards in the 11x14 to 14x18 range


Brushes:

  • At least one good wide flat brush. 1 ½-2”.  Perry uses exclusively flat brushes, and generally a ½”, ¾”, and 1” for his paintings.  Simply Simmons is an inexpensive brand which works well.


Pigments:

  • Titanium White, *Green Gold, *Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cad Yellow Medium, *Pthalo Blue (red shade), Cerulean Blue, Pthalo Turquoise, *Dioxazine Purple, *Transparent Red Iron Oxide, *Quinacridone Burnt Orange (Golden brand), Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, *Quinacridone Magenta, Hookers Green, Cadmium Red Light
  • Perry mostly uses Stevenson and Golden brand acrylics (not critical though as can get expensive). Please make sure you have several of the transparent one marked with * above.


Palette:

  • Small container of black gesso (any brand)


 

Jack Turpin (teaching acrylics)

Painting surfaces:

  • 2-3 gessoed canvases and/or boards per day in a range of sizes you feel comfortable with and what is practical for your easel set-up (Suggest 9 x 12, 11 x 14, 12 x 16. You might want to bring some already toned or textured)


Brushes:

  • 1-2 larger flat acrylic brushes (1 in., 1 ½ in. or 2 in., especially if you are bringing some larger painting supports) and a variety of your favourite flats and rounds synthetic brushes (Suggest sizes #0 or #2 up to #10 or #12)


Pigments:

  • Large Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Dark and Light (or Lemon Yellow), Cadmium Red, Phthalo Blue (red shade), Cobalt Blue. You could also bring: Dioxazine Purple, Quinachridone Violet, Quinachridone Burnt Orange, and Quinachridone Niclel/Azo Gold


Medium:

  • Acrylic glazing medium


Palette:

  • Stay-wet type or whatever works for you in fast-drying plein-air acrylics and a spray bottle


 

John Stuart Pryce (teaching oils)

Painting Surfaces:

  • 1-2 gessoed boards or canvases per painting day in a variety of small sizes. Suggest 9 x 12 to 16 x 20”


Brushes:

  • Natural bristle filberts, palette knives, Heinz Jordan Synthetic Angle, Catalyst Synthetic #2, Princeton 6300 AB #12


Pigments:

  • Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Cadmium Red Light, Quinacdridone Red Rose, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue (Thalo), Turquoise Veridian Green, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Black and Titanium White


 

Deborah Tilby (teaching oils)

Painting Surfaces:

  • 2-3 small panels per day


Brushes:

  • All the brushes you usually paint with


Pigments:

  • All the pigments you usually paint with, especially primary colours


 

 

* If you are an experienced painter, just bring your usual supplies. The individual instructor lists (below) are for your information only.  If you have any supply questions please contact the Federation office: 604-681-2744

Individual Instructors Suggested Lists:

Suggested Basic Supplies for Everyone: 

Federation of Canadian Artists

Welcome to the

2018 FCA Plein Air Retreat


July 29 - August 3, 2018