The Painted Word with Annie Cicale

The Painted Word
with Annie Cicale

Basic Supplies:
  • 0.5mm mechanical pencil with HB leads, or other HB pencil (PL21)
  • Kneaded eraser, white plastic eraser (E09)
  • Tracing paper, 9x12" pad (P43)
  • A few sheets of drawing paper or layout bond (P32)
  • White artist's tape
  • Small pencil sharpener (PL13)
  • Any soft leaded graphite pencil (for transferring) (PL31)
  • Two low wide-mouth water containers (S260)
  • Scissors, X-Acto knife or snap-off knife (S835, S417)
  • Ink/paint rags or tissues (S817)
  • Notebook
  • Rolling ruler or other lining tool (S385)
  • A small tote bag for carrying your supplies when we work outside.
  • A journal of some sort, with good paper that will accept paint.
  • A few sheets of 140# watercolor paper, about 11x15". Choose a surface that you want to work on. Cold press is for looser painting, Hot press is for more fine control. (PS47, PS48)
  • A lightweight board and a couple of bankers clips to support your work. Gator board or Masonite will work, about 15x20".
Watercolor painting materials:
  • Artist's quality watercolors (like Winsor-Newton, Holbein, Grumbacher) Bring what you have; we will have some paint available as part of your lab fee. Some suggested colors are: Cadmium yellow (med.), lemon yellow, cadmium red, permanent rose, cobalt blue, ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, sap green, viridian, burnt umber. A higher quality commercially made palette of colors will be fine as well. (WNWC1, WNWC2, WNWC3, WNWC4)
  • Plastic palette with mixing areas if you are using tube paints (or a white Corelle® unbreakable dinner plate, inexpensive at places like WalMart) (S1094)
  • A few good quality watercolor brushes in a range of sizes, small to large, from about #0-#8. (Bring what you have: WN sable rounds are best but Lowell Cornell 7000, Escoda or Sceptre are good brushes too) (BR38, BR22, BR26)
  • Colored pencils (if you already have them) (PL28)
Lettering materials:
  • Rolling ball point pen, such as Pilot Precise, Pentel or UniBall, available at office supply stores OR
  • Pigma Micron Pens in a few sizes (M17)
  • Other interesting ball point or felt tip pens you want to work with., both black and color.
  • Calligraphy pens, such as Brause or Mitchell. Pen holders. (N02, N04, H104)
  • Ink, such a walnut or black. (I150, I08)
  • A few tubes of designer's gouache if you know you want to write in color (WNG1, WNG2, WNG3, WNG4)
  • a small palette for mixing it and some gum arabic (S679, I84)

    • Words to inspire: your own writing or favorite quotes, or a book of quotes about nature. We will do some writing exercises and use the Ghost Ranch library for ideas.
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