Renee C. DiNapoli
DiNapoli Studios
4030 Westbourne Circle
Sarasota, FL 34238
studio land line: 941-966-3213
cell: 941-441-7359
 
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 Drawing Class Supplies
  1. Woodless graphite pencils 2B,4B,6B,2HB,2H
  2. kneaded eraser
  3. ruler
  4. stumps (blending set- not the thin ones)
  5. 11x14 strathmore bristol 100lb. drawing pad
  6. Pencil sharpener

 

Supply List: Acrylics

“The Simple Easy Way to Paint Like the Masters in Acrylics”

Renee C. DiNapoli, Instructor

 

These are a suggested list of supplies, so bring whatever you are comfortable with. Please contact me if you have any questions. I will show you various ways to approach your painting from start to finish. Come ready to enjoy yourself!

1. Bring a stretched canvas. We don’t recommend anything smaller than 16x20. Make sure it is portrait quality. You can also purchase one from me. If you are just beginning with me you won’t need a canvas initially.

2.Pencils: Bring pencils for your drawing and outline. I suggest a #2H pencil and a kneaded eraser .

3. Palette: Bring a palette of your choice. I like using a sheet palette tablet with poly-coated paper or freezer paper with a sponge underneath on plastic tray. It permits paints to mix easily without soaking through and keeps paint moist.

4.Brushes: I enjoy using Loew Cornell, style 793 white nylon brushes or Simply Simmons; they offer superb resilience while holding a good, sharp edge. Angular: ¼, ½, ¾, 3/8, 1”.  You will need to purchase 2 each of these. If you do not have any brushes, the angle brushes are the most versatile. You can also purchase these from me.

6.Paints: I highly recommend Golden Open Acrylics. This is a slow drying acrylic paint that makes working with acrylic a joy! If you don’t want the Open acrylics, then any good professional brand such as Golden, Windsor Newton, Holbein, etc. I do not recommend Van Gogh, Rembrandt or Winton because they are lacking in pigment and are student grade. Recommended colors: burnt umber, titanium white, cadmium red, lemon yellow, yellow ochre, sap green, cobalt blue, mars black, alizirin crimson.

8. Jars and Msc.:  I recommend the Open Medium to use with your Open acrylics. It makes blending so much nicer. For regular acrylics I suggest an acrylic flow release to keep your paint from drying so fast. Jelly jars or small tupperware bowls with lids to hold your water and a spray bottle to keep your paints moist, paper towels.

 

“Watercolor on Canvas” Material Supply List

 

 This a supply list for watercolor.

These are a suggested list of supplies, so bring whatever you are comfortable with. Please contact me if you have any questions. I will show you various ways to approach your painting from start to finish. Come ready to enjoy yourself!

 

1.  Watercolor Canvas: I highly recommend Frederix watercolor canvas, 16x20 size. I usually have these in stock. 

2.  Pencils: Bring pencils for your drawing and outline. I suggest a #2H pencil and a kneaded eraser. 

3.  Brushes: I enjoy using Loew Cornell white nylon brushes, styel 793 or Simply Simmons; they offer superb resilience while holding a good, sharp edge. Angular:  1/8, ¼, ½, ¾, 3/8, 1. I suggest purchasing 2 of each. If you do not have any brushes, the angle brushes are the most versatile. You can also purchase these from me. 

4.  Paints: Any good professional brand such as Windsor Newton, Holbein, etc. Recommended colors: burnt umber, titanium white, cadmium red, lemon yellow, sap green, yellow ochre, cobalt blue, mars black, alizirin crimson. Don’t get anything but a professional brand and don’t get any colors with the word “hue”. 

5.  Jars and Msc.: Jelly jars or small tupperware bowls with lids to hold your water, small spray bottle and paper towels. 

6.  Palette: We recommend a plastic watercolor tray or freezer paper. 

7.  Medium: Acrylic glazing liquid. This is imperative to mix with your paint to get adhesion on the canvas.

These products are available at Art and Frame,1055 S. Tamiami  Trail, Sarasota, FL: 941-366-2301.

 

Supply List: Watercolor

“The Simple Easy Way to Paint Like the Masters in Watercolor”

Please contact me if you have any questions. I will show you various ways to approach your painting from start to finish. Come ready to enjoy yourself!

 

1.  Watercolor Paper: I like to use  hot press (smooth) 300lb.paper.  The individual sheets are size 22x30. We can always cut them in half.

2.  Pencils: Bring pencils for your drawing and outline. I suggest a #2H pencil and a kneaded eraser.

3.  Brushes: I enjoy using Loew Cornell white nylon brushes, style 793 or Simply Simmons; they offer superb resilience while holding a good, sharp edge. Angular:  1/8, ¼, ½, ¾, 3/8, 1”. I suggest you purchase 2 each of these. If you do not have any brushes, the angle brushes are the most versatile. You can also purchase these from me.

4.  Paints: Any good professional brand such as Windsor Newton, Holbein, etc. Recommended colors: burnt umber, titanium white, cadmium red, lemon yellow, sap green, yellow ochre, cobalt blue, mars black, alizirin crimson. Don’t get anything but a professional brand and don’t get any colors with the word “hue”.

5.  Jars and Msc.: Jelly jars or small tupperware bowls with lids to hold your water, small spray bottle and paper towels.

6.  Palette: We recommend a plastic watercolor tray or freezer paper.

 

Supply List: Oils

“The Simple Easy Way to Paint Like the Masters in Oils” 

These are a suggested list of supplies. Please contact me if you have any questions. I will show you various ways to approach your painting from start to finish. Come ready to enjoy yourself!

 

1.  Bring a stretched canvas. We don’t recommend anything smaller than 16x20 and make sure it’s a portrait quality canvas. You can also purchase one from me. If you are just beginning with me you won’t need a canvas initially.

2.  Pencils: Bring pencils for your drawing and outline. I suggest a #2H pencil, and a kneaded eraser.

3.  Palette: Bring a palette of your choice. I like using a sheet palette tablet with poly-coated paper or freezer paper. It permits paints to mix easily without soaking through.

4.  Brushes: I enjoy using Simply Simmons or Loew Cornell, style 793; they offer superb resilience while holding a good, sharp edge. Angular:  1/8,  ¼, ½, ¾, 1”. I suggest you purchase 2 of each. If you do not have any brushes, the angle brushes are the most versatile. Again, you can also purchase these from me.

5.  Paints: Any good professional brand such as Windsor Newton, Holbein, Williamsburg, etc. Make sure you purchase the professional grade for the best results. We don’t recommend Rembrandt, Van Gogh or Winton (a sub-grade of Windsor Newton) because they lack pigment. Recommended colors: burnt umber, titanium white, cadmium red, lemon yellow, sap green, cobalt blue, mars black, yellow ochre, alizirin crimson. Do not buy any colors with the word “Hue” in them. They are muddy colors. There are also boxed assortments in the Holbein brand.

6.  Mediums: Original liquin is great to use because it allows the oil to dry faster. For clean up, we suggest turpenoid or any odorless turpentine substitute (not natural turpenoid in the green can).

7.  Jars and Msc.: A palette knife, jelly jars or small tupperware bowls with lids to hold your thinners and paper towels. We also suggest you get either a stand up easel or tabletop easel at some point but not initially.


 

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