Lost Sierra Plein Air -Jordan Walker's Workshop Supply List


Please Bring;

Food – This is a long class. you will want to bring bagged lunch, and possibly some snacks to eat during breaks. Please be sure to pack plenty of water, especially if you plan to hike to your painting location.

Layers, rain coat, sunscreen, etc. – alpine weather can be unpredictable, so be sure to pack any necessary outdoor gear.

Sketchbook – Inexpensive sketchbook or drawing pad 6” x 8” or larger (feel free to bring a sketchbook you’ve already started)

Drawing Pencil – HB (I recommend Tombow Mono pencils, but any brand will do! You may also want to bring a portable pencil sharpener)

Oil Paint Essentials- I prefer M. Graham brand paint, but feel free to bring paint you may have in other brands. This is a split primary palette of colors that will allow you to mix nearly every color in nature.

– Titanium While

– Azo Yellow

– Indian Yellow

– Pyrrol Red

– Alizarin Crimson

– Burnt Umber

– Ultramarine Blue

– Prussian Blue or Pthalo Blue

Palette – Paper or glass Palette (9” x 12” or larger)

Palette Knife – RGM #20, #21, or #24 – make sure the handle has a bend in it

Brushes – synthetic or hog bristle (Princeton Aspen brand recommended) Flat #10, Flat #8 and Flat #0.

Solvent – Gamsol (4 oz bottle or more), Silicoil jar, or other glass container with watertight lid.

Rags – Soft Polishing cloths (found in many hardware stores) or paper towels. Old t-shirts also work .

Panels – (Ampersand gessoboard, Pdf or Masonite panels you’ve gessoed yourself, or RAYMAR oil primed linen Panels) 3 or more panels, 6” x 8” or 8” x 10”.

Easel – Portable standing easel or pochade box. ‘Guerrilla Painter’ brand or ‘Stradaeasel’ brand recommended, but there are lots of good options! (a google search for ‘plein air setup’ will give you a good idea of some available options.)

Chair (Optional) – you may want to bring a lightweight folding chair if you’re not using a standing easel.

Table (Optional) – if your easel or pochade box does not have resting space for your paint and palette, you may want to bring a small collapsible table to set up beside you that can hold these.

Nitrile Gloves (Optional) – I like to wear gloves while painting to keep paint off my hands.

Cleanup – Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver – plastic zip-lock or trash bags to hold used paint rags and other trash

If you have any questions about what to bring, you can send me an email at

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