FAQ & Materials I Use
This is a breakdown of the materials I currently use for plein air painting. If you have any specific questions about my gear or my plein air setup, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I am self taught & have been painting for about 3 years, and plein air painting for 2 years. I am currently open for commissions - if you are interested please email me for more information!
These are the colors currently in my plein air palettes. I also use all of these in my studio palette. These are all tube paints that I have put into half/full pans and assembled myself.
- Sepia (ShinHan)
- Van Dyke Brown (ShinHan)
- Winsor Red Deep (Winsor & Newton)
- Burnt Sienna (Van Gogh)
- Brown Madder (new addition!) (Winsor & Newton)
- Venetian Red (Daniel Smith)
- Crimson Lake (ShinHan)
- Alizarin Crimson (Da Vinci)
- Raw Sienna (Daniel Smith)
- Yellow Ochre (Van Gogh)
- Titan Buff (Qor)
- Lemon/Hansa Yellow (Da Vinci)
- Winsor Yellow Deep (Winsor & Newton)
- Leaf Green (Holbien)
- Sap Green (ShinHan)
- Winsor Green - Blue Shade (Winsor & Newton)
- Ultramarine (Daniel Smith)
- Phthalo Blue (Da Vinci)
- Dioxazine Purple (Sennelier)
- Indigo (ShinHan)
I am currently using this Jack Richeson Plein Air brushset as well as this 3/4" flat Galiano synthetic blend brush from Opus Art Supplies. I use a variety of round and flat brushes that range from pure synthetic to kolinsky sable.
Paper & Sketchbooks
I am currently searching for a good watercolor sketchbook to use for plein air painting. The best paper I recommend is the Arches 7"x10" cold press paper block, followed by the Strathmore Watercolor coil bound sketchbooks.