Jean Pederson and Lora Murphy supply list


Supply list:

As an artist with experience, you will probably have established colour choices that you enjoy painting with. I encourage you to continue to be true to yourself and use the paints that you are comfortable with. I have some basic colours that work for me. You may want to experiment with them if they are not part of your pallet already.  Workshops are designed to gather information and to try new ideas; if you do not have all of these items you might share with your neighbor or try it when you get home. I have 6 transparent colours, a warm and cool red, yellow and blue with supplementary pigments for good luck!

Minimum colour range warm and cool red, yellow and blue

An assortment of sizes in round and flat shapes. I recommend that you have some larger brushes in your assortment  (1”, 2”)

Your choice of Paper, Canvas or Board: Use an artist quality rag paper, 140 lb or heavier. 

Drawing paper, sketchbook

Other Supplies (* You may want to share some of these items with friends)

These are products that I use in my practice. Please bring what you have and feel free to try the products on my list.

 Holbein Heavy body colours and fluid acrylics and acrylic inks
*Quin Red 
*Pyrrole Red
*Hansa Yellow
*Quin Magenta
*Quin Gold
*Phthalo blue red
*Phthalo Turquoise
*Compose Blue no1
*Compose Blue no2 
*Titanium White
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Cadmium Red
Cadmium Yellow

Holbein Gesso
Cerulean Blue

Pumice Medium
Soft Gel Medium 

Mat & Gloss Medium*

Gel Medium*


*Coloured pencils*

*Water bucket


Board for paper to clip onto plus bulldog clips




*Spray bottle

Two Elbows of a Mat (mat cut on diagonal to frame image)

*Collage paper

Reference material – sketches and/ photographs


supply list:

A clear plastic ruler, just the cheap, bendy kind is perfect

A pencil, F is good

An eraser

Several photo references, see notes below

If you are interested in adding collage materials that is perfect, please bring what you would like such as various materials and ephemera for collage (papers, napkins, thread, magazine images, photocopies of your work or of photos.) I will have vintage books and sheet music.

A good sized hand mirror

a couple of really small synthetic brushes

3 xPLAIN  wooden painting panels  12×12  or 14×14

Many encaustic colors will be provided, however if you prefer working with certain colors, please bring them with you as encaustic OR oil paints .

a limited variety of pigment sticks will be provided, please bring your preferred colors .

decorative stencils,stamps


drawing media of your choice


textured objects and/or incising materials to press into and make marks in wax

any small sharp-ended tool for incising/writing/drawing into the wax (sewing or knitting needles are great)

B/W and colour  images of your work

any tool or material for any technique that you normally like using  while working with encaustic

I will provide (Materials fee $50):

  • Encaustic paint and medium

  • 6 Longhandled hake brushes for every student

  • Clear and amber shellac

  • Alcohol inks

  • Cold wax (will NOT be heated )

  • Selection of oil paints

  • Bernzomatic propane torch

  • heated encaustic tools and irons

  • disposable gloves

  • drawing and painting paper
  • wax paper

  • basic encaustic colors

  • paintsticks

  • masking tape

  • Various stencils

  • tracing paper

  • graphite transfer paper

  • Walnut and Bombay  ink and other drawing media charcoal , conte etc

  • razor blades

  • Foil containers  for paint and medium

  • scraper tools

  • linseed and /or vegetable oil.

Instructions for getting your images ready Please Read Carefully: Regarding the portraits you will paint, It can be a self portrait or a portrait of anyone else BUT it is very important that you have a clear headshot. You MUST be able to see the features clearly and it must be big enough to be clear. Please try to use a photo that has lots of values … clear shadows and lights and no washed out features and colours. We will be working on panels that are 12×12 inches or 14×14 and combinations thereof, paper that is 14×18 and combinations thereof, plus canvas and jute that we will cut to the size you want to try. You can work up to 24×24 and it will be either the face or the figure that we are concentrating on … but there is lots of room for scope with the backgrounds.