Pastel Painting Supply List


PASTELS
Complete Set of Soft / Pastel Sticks / Full or ½ Size / No Oil Pastels! Try to add sufficient dark reds, greens, blues and violets to your set of colors if you’re starting out with a beginner set. Many basic sets do not include enough dark colors. Suggested brands- Holbein, Rembrandt, Schmincke, Sennelier, Terry Ludwig, Unison (the more, the better!)

SUGGESTED PAPERS
Arches Natural White, Cold Pressed (slightly textured) 140 lb. watercolor paper
Canson Mi-Teintes Pastel Paper, (white, off white or crème colors)
Uart sanded pastel papers or paper boards
Also bring 1 piece of thick cardboard or foam board slightly larger than your working paper to be used as an easel backing support

EASEL
If you prefer sitting, bring a small tabletop easel. If you prefer standing, bring a tripod with an easel attachment or French easel

MISCELLANEOUS MATERIALS
Box/Soft Vine Charcoal, (medium thickness)
1 Kneaded Eraser
1 Roll of Masking Tape (at least 1”- 2” thick)
Blending Stumps (paper)- 1 small and 1 med size
1 spray can of Workable Fixative Single Edge Razor Blades or Exacto Knife
1 Small Sheet of Fine Sandpaper
Paper Towels Clean Rag

 

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