I will take your workshop. What should
I bring to your class?
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Could you tell me what your standard palette
of colors is ?
My Palette: Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow Light,
Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Transparent
Oxide Red (or Burnt Sienna), Ultramarine Deep, Phthalo Blue, and
I like Rembrandt oil colors, but other brands are fine too. I
use Winton as well.
What kind of medium do you use?
Most of the time, I don't use any medium. I use paint directly
out of the tube. I occasionally use Liquin if I want the painting
dry faster. I use mineral spirit to wash my brushes.
Do you use retouch varnish when your paintings
are dry to the touch?
Yes, I do. I use Demar retouch varnish spray a week after the
painting is done. If I have the painting more than three months,
I coat the painting with a permanent varnish with a soft brush.
I would like to know what size and type
of brushes you use.
1. Bristle Brushes
#10 Flat, #10 Bright, #6 Bright, #4 Flat, #2 Flat
Brand: Signet or Winsor &Newton
2. Synthetic Brushes
1" Flat, #10 Filbert, 10/0 Round.
Brand: Robert Simmons
What type of canvas do you use?
I like to use primed and stretched canvas. I also use canvas
panels from RayMar, or loose canvas. I do not use paper backed
canvas panels. They are too absorptive.
I heard you have a special kind of filter
for your lights. Where can I get it?
Please click here for information.
What kind of bulb you like for your lights?
I like to use Philips's Natural Light Plus (Par 16 Flood), 60
W. Click Here to see it. You can
get it from the Home Depot. I like it because it provides relatively
cool and more focused light. But it is kind of pricy (around $10).
Do you have other tips for sharing?