Vernon Fine Art

Materials list for Karen Vernon Studio Workshops

The following is a list of equivalent paint colors from  four major suppliers.  The first group is comprised of required colors for all students; the second includes additional colors for intermediate level students; the third group includes additional colors for advanced level painters.  CHOOSE ONE COLOR FROM EACH MANUFACTURER.  (For example:  From the Essential list you would choose Winsor Yellow and would not need Hansa Yellow, Permanent, Yellow Lemon, or Perm. Yellow Aureolin.)
The x marks (xxx) indicates that there is either no equivalent color or that we have not yet determined what that color might be

These colors are required for all students.  
Daniel SmithHolbeinWinsor NewtonMaimeri
Hansa Yellow or AureolinPerm. Yellow Lemon   Winsor Yellow        Perm. Yellow Lemon
New Gamboge            Gamboge NovaNew Gamboge          Indian Yellow
Mars Yellow                 Mars Yellow       Mars Yellow             Yellow Ochre
Quinacridone Coral  Scarlet Lake         Scarlet Lake             Tiziano Red
Quinacridone RosePermanent Rose  Permanent Rose        Rossa Tiziano
Quinacridone Burnt ScarletBrown Madder  Brown Madder          Dragon's Blood
Cerulean Blue          Cerulean Blue      Cerulean Blue           Cerulean Blue
Pthalo Blue (GS)Pthalo Blue  Winsor Blue  Primary Blue Cyan
Sap GreenSap Green    Sap Green   Sap Green

These colors are for students who have 5 or more years of experience in watercolor. 

Daniel SmithHolbeinWinsor NewtonMaimeri
Quinacridone Gold          Quinacridone GoldQuinacridone GoldGolden Lake
Qunacridone MagentaPerm. Magenta   Perm. MagentaPerm. Violet Reddish
Cobalt BlueCobalt BlueCobalt BlueCobalt Blue Lt.
Manganese Blue HueManganese Blue HueManganese Blue HueXXX
Prussian BluePrussian BlueAntwerp BluePrussian Blue
Quinacridone Deep Scarlet         XXX        XXXXXX

Advanced and Masters
These colors are for students who have a good understanding of color and wish to learn more about pigment interaction. CHOOSE ONE FROM EACH LIST HORIZONTALLY

Daniel SmithHolbeinWinsor NewtonMaimeriQuinacridone SiennaXXX                          XXX                                              XXX
Perm. VioletMineral VioletWinsor VioletPerm. Violet Blueish
Pthalo Green (BS)   Winsor Green    Cupric Green
Under Sea Green     XXX    XXX XXX
XXXShadow Green      XXX XXX
Perm. Yellow Deep          Perm. Yellow DeepWinsor Orange  Perm. Yellow Deep
Permanent OrangeXXXXXXXXX
Raw Sienna   Raw Sienna   Raw SiennaRaw Sienna
Ultramarine Blue         Ultramarine BlueUltramarine Blue  Ultramarine Blue
Burnt Sienna        Burnt SiennaBurnt SiennaBurnt Sienna

  Daniel Smith paints are available only through Daniel Smith    www.danielsmith.com800-426-6740
 Available through  your local art supply retailers as well as most art supply catalogue companies.
 (Cheap Joes, Dick Blick, Jerry's Artarama, and Utrecht)  

Additional Supplies

1.  Palette (White with 20-42 wells for color)
2..  Brushes (Required) Purchase short handle WATERCOLOR brushes only!
Round – Nylon or Nylon/Sable Blends, or Sable Brushes - Sizes #6, #8, #10 or larger
             Cats Tongue type brush or Stratford and York Jet - 1" (XL)
Aquabord Students - ¼” Flat and ¾” Flat
Camel Hair Mop or Large Sable Brush(Optional)
Small Bristle brush  or Srubbers for lifting (Paper and Claybord student) (Scrubbers are a brush style.  I have found them at Jerry's Aratarama

3.  300# Cold Press (Minimum 1 sheet)
      Lighter weight paper is acceptable for preliminary studies and exercises only.
      Arches CP 140#
4.  Aquabord, if working on Aquabord.  (I do instruct and demonstrate on Aquabord and recommend you take advantage of this opportunity to discover this surface.)
5.  Sketchbook, any size.  (I prefer working on Bristle Pads.  I design in gray scale markers and the Bristle paper holds up well to this as well as graphite.)
6.  Paper  Towels, Minimum 6 sheets
7.  1 Handy Wipe
8.  Pencils  (#2 or HB, 2B or 6B)
9.  Eraser-White Vinyl
10.  Large Water Container 
11.  Resource Photos

Optional Supplies
12.  Camera
13.  Recorder 
14.  Masking Fluid
15.  Gray Scale Markers (Prismacolor)- 3 values (lt., med., dark )
16.  No wax graphite paper if you are transferring a drawing

It is helpful if you bring in previously completed paintings or photos of paintings you have done.


It is helpful if you bring in previously completed paintings or photos of paintings you have done.

Suggested Materials and Equipment for Karen Vernon Plein Aire Workshops
1.  Portable or plein aire easel
2.  Roll of Paper Towels
3.  Protetive hat and/or umbrella
4.  Sunscreen and Bug Repellant
5.  Stool if desired
6.  Dolly or Backpack for transporting supplies
7.  Water for painting
8.  Water for dring
10. Tape, bungee or clips or mounting board for anchoring paper in the wind.  Claybord Textured does not require this.
11. Gray shirt.

Listed below are the supplies used in my workshops.  Please bring in anything you have used in the past.  You are not required to use the paints I have on my palette.  I do, however, recommend that you purchase professional grade paints rather than student grade paints.  Don't skimp on the quality of your materials.  Good materials enable you to learn more quickly and struggle less.  If you have any questions concernng the supplies you might need, feel free to contact me through the Contact Page  on this site or email me your questions.
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Karen Vernon ACT. BWS, TWS WAS-H