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Plein Air Painting Class

Contact me with questions.

Ojai’s art supply store, Ojai Creates, carries many of the items on this list. They will give you a 10% discount if you mention that you’re taking my class.

  • Portable Easel:
    (French easel, pochade box, etc.). I use an 11″ x 14″ pochade box made by Open Box M mounted on a Sirui T-2005X tripod with a Manfrotto 496RC2 head. Click here to read my review of the Open Box M. (Open Box M offers my students a 10% discount. Contact me for the coupon code for use on their website.)
  • Canvas Panels:
    I recommend using cotton or linen panels from 6″ x 8″ up to 12″ x 16″. Bring 2 panels each day. (Please don’t bring stretched canvas since light can easily shine through it from behind.) If you’re interested in making your own canvas panels, see how I make mine.
    You can purchase high-quality canvas panels from:
    • SourceTek
  • Brushes:
  • Paint (oils):
    These are the palette colors I am currently using. You may get them all if you wish, but please at least bring colors that are as close as possible to the first six. (I recommend M. Graham & Co. oil colors, but any brand is permissible.)  
    1. Titanium White
    2. Bismuth Yellow (or Cadmium Lemon) (You will receive a free tube of bismuth yellow)
    3. Yellow Ochre
    4. Anthraquinone Red (or Alizarin Permanent)
    5. Viridian
    6. Ultramarine Blue
    The following colors are optional, but I may use some of them: Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Transparent Red Iron Oxide, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Ivory Black
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Odorless mineral spirits (Gamsol or Turpenoid), no turpentine products, please.
    • Brush washing container
    • Palette for mixing paint
    • Palette knife for cleaning palette
    • Paper towels
    • Trash bag for used paper towels
    • Small sketchpad and pencil
    • Hat
    • Rain jacket
    • Sunscreen
    • Drinking Water
    • (Optional) ViewCatcher viewing tool
    • (Optional) RayMar wet panel carrier for safely carrying your finished paintings
    • (Optional) Umbrella Kit from Easy-L for hot or rainy days