You may bring any Transparent or semi transparent paints. You will most likely need a warm and cool of each primary color. You should be able to complete successful paintings with just warm and cool primaries. You will not need all the colors listed they are just a suggestion of colors that will work. Bring your favorite transparent colors. Bring either Watercolor or Acrylic there will not be time for both. I will do most demos in Watercolor.
Lemon Yellow - cool (this one is borderline transparent it leans more to the opaque side)
Hansa Yellow - cool
Transparent Yellow - cool to warm depending on thickness of paint
Nickle Azo Yellow - cool to warm depending on thickness of paint
New Gamboge - Warm
Indian Yellow - Warm
Quinacridone Gold - Warm
Transparent Pyrrole Orange
DS Permanent Orange
WN Winsor Orange (semi transparent)
Burnt Sienna or Transparent Oxide Red
Quinacridone burnt orange
Permanent Alizarin Crimson - cool
Quinacridone Red - cool
Quinacridone Rose - cool
Quinacridone Rose - Warm
Pyrrole red or pyrrole scarlet
Quinacridone coral - warmer than other quinacridone colors
Scarlet Lake - warm
Anthraquinoid Scarlet - warm
Winsor Red or Napthol red - warm (semi transparent)
Winsor Violet or Carbazol Violet
Please bring at least one reference you want to work from I will have some but you will be more invested in your painting if you bring something you are interested in.
Cobalt blue - true blue not warm or cool
Phthalo or Winsor Blue cool blue but the green shade is more cool than the red shade
Peacock blue - cool
Ultramarine blue or French ultramarine - warm
Viridian - cool
Phthalo greens or Winsor greens cool but the yellow shades will be warmer than the blue shade
DS Phthalo Yellow Green - warm
convenience greens such as sap, hookers, may green will be warmer but may or may not be transparent depending on company. Check label.
You may bring a few favorite "jewel" colors that are opaque to apply in the final layer but they are not necessary. My favorite "jewel" color is cobalt teal
Bring a variety of flats, rounds maybe a rigger. Larger is better. If you are doing watercolor look for brushes that hold water well.
Acrylic painters will need to also bring Zinc White, and Titanium white, Titan buff is nice and black. Gloss or Mat Medium or Gel medium gloss or mat and canvas or gesso coated watercolor paper Minimum canvas size 11 x 14. You may also bring stencils or texture making items.
Professional Watercolor paper. Arches, Saunders Waterford, Fabriano, or Fluid 100 are good choices.
You will need 4 pieces your choice of size 1/4 sheet, 1/2 sheet or larger. Nothing smaller than a 1/4 sheet.
Misc. Items you might want:
Tape- ordinary masking tape, reference photos, value studies of your reference photos, Board to support paper, paper towels, water bowls, you might like having a small jar or bowl to mix a large wash in if you are working on bigger paper and a spray bottle. Pencils, Erasers, I prefer Moo erasers for watercolor paper.
Below are some examples of the types of things we will be doing in Big Bold Flowers. If you are not fond of flowers but want to take the class look at some of the other examples that reflect the variety of things you can do with negative painting techniques and bring appropriate reference materials to complete at least 3 paintings. The Bird, Skeleton and Rabbit are examples of acrylic negative painting.
Note in the examples how each quadrant of the painting is different. Also note how values are used. For those who have problems knowing "what to do with the background" this is an excellent exercise.
I regret I do not know the artist on many of these they are taken from the web to give you an idea of the variety of things you can do with negative painging in both watercolor and acrylic.
Many are done by Brenda Swensen and Linda Kemp who both teach workshops and have books on the subject.