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Aug 24, 2010

What You Need for Painting . . .


From a Letter by Renoir

THE PALETTE
...
Flake White
Chrome yellow
Naples yellow
Yellow ochre
Raw umber
Venetian red
French vermillion
Madder lake
Rose madder
Cobalt blue
Ultramarine blue
Emerald green
Ivory Black
Raw sienna
Viridian green
White lead


DON'T FORGET:
...
Palette knife
Scraping knife
Essence of turpentine


BRUSHES?
...
Pointed marten-hair brushes
Flat hog-hair brushes


WHAT ELSE?
...
Indifference to everything except your canvas.
The ability to work like a locomotive.
An iron will.



2 reader comments:

Quin Sweetman said...

Good one from my favorite impressionist!

Thomas Kitts said...

Yes, that list was given to me by another artist years ago. Long before you and I met.

My favorite part is work like a locomotive.

T