Simon Pasini's material list

Simon Pasini list of materials and equipment for August class:
(all first preference materials are mentioned first in their related category)

General equipment

Easel:
a heavy and sturdy studio easel adjustable in height is recommended.
Trolley :
with a surface of circa 100 x 50 cm and a height of 80 -90 cm
with underlying storage space is ideal to accomodate all equipment and materials.
Palette :
A palette in formica or similar, 50 x 60 -70 cm ca, a white surface is preferable.
Containers:
1 large 3 -5 L bucket (to contain water for cleaning brushes and washing
equipment)
5- 6 disposable plastic containers with lid, 10 cm diameter ca. h 6 cm ca bowls(empty food
containers are ok)
Sponge:
(for cleaning purposes)
Paper towel :
disposable (multipurpose) is indispensable
Metal scraper:
(to clean palette)
Painting surface:
-100 x 50 cm primed canvas on stretcher medium weave, or
-110 x 60 cm loose primed canvas medium weave and supporting board of the same size
or larger, or
-100 x 50 cm primed hardboard
-also, an extra spare piece of canvas for trials etc. could be useful.
Drawing equipment:
-Charcoal stick or pencil , kneaded eraser, sharpener or knife for pencil
-acrylic fixative spray can is recommended.
Acrylics:
the use of acrylics will be limited to the intial steps including the background colour and
background texturing so a complete acrylic palette should not be necessary. A
basic tinting paste palette and a clear acrylic emulsion as a binder can offer a very
effective and cheap substitute.
Acrylic gesso,
Acrylic Palette:
zinc or titanium white, yellow ochre, raw sienna , raw umber , cassel earth, cadmium
yellow lemon,
pozzuoli earth or mars red, scarlet, perm. madder deep or quinacridone red, primary cyan,
ultramarine deep, prussian blue, phtalo bue-green or emerald green, payne’s grey.
Oils:
I aknowledge the value of very high quality = expensive paints but nevertheless the results
I have obtained have been with much lower budget paint usually Maimeri classico, but
also Winsor and newton, Talens, Rowney etc.
Palette:
Necessary quantity of paint will vary, 20 ml should be sufficient for most colours but 40ml*
is recommended particularly for those indicated *.
Zinc white or titan-zinc white*
yellow ochre
raw sienna*
brown stil de grain or burnt sienna*
pozzuoli earth or mars red or indian red
raw umber*
cassel earth
permanent madder deep
quinacridone red
scarlet or cadmium orange
cadmium yellow lemon
cinnabar green (yellowish)
sap green
phtalo blue-green
primary blue cyan
ultramarine deep
prussian blue
Payne’s grey*
cobalt violet
van dyck brown
Mediums, oils and varnishes:
Linseed oil 75 ml -100 ml
Sunflower oil 1- 2 L or other ecologic dilutent to clean brushes during the painting
procedure used as a substitute of thinners like turpentine or white spirits.
clove oil 15ml (optional)
Liquin (fine detail) 75ml - 250 ml or Liquin original
Spray drying agent
Varnish, gloss spray varnish (optional)
Brushes:
-Hog Bristle spalter brushes width: 8 - 10 cm , 4cm , 2cm
(I use da vinci reine chunkingborste long handle series)
-Synthetic flat brushes width: 6 , 4 , 2 , 1 cm
(long handle are recommended)
-1 medium size rigger, writing or pinstriping brush
-1 round soft badger brush or synthetic cosmetic brush - open bristle diameter 4 - 6 cm
Silicon colour shaping brushes ,very versatile for removing paint effects convenient sets
are available:
I use 1 flat 2,5 cm width type as in picture and 1round cup shaped tip 1, 8 - 2 cm diameter.
However it would be convenient to purchase various types or a set to experiment various
effects.

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