Lori Putnam Studio Workshops Supply List, 2017 Take It Inside  



  • Easel/equipment: You are responsible for providing your own easel unless otherwise available from the hosting organization. Please check with your Registration Contact to be certain. I use an EdgePro Gear. If you want to order one, you need to allow about a month for production time. Use promo code LPSTUDENT2017 at check out to save $25. (If for any reason the code does not work, please email me as it may have been updated).
  • ooden or neutral gray mixing palette (may be part of your portable easel


Bring any color palette you are comfortable with using. These are the colors I enjoy using indoors. The four marked with an asterisk* are all you really need. Others are optional for fun and convenience. These are all Gamblin Artists Colors available at www.dickblick.com and other retailers:

  • Cad Yellow Light*Cad Yellow Medium
  • Transparent Earth Yellow
  • Cad Orange Deep
  • Napthol Red*
  • Brown Pink
  • Quinacridone VioletUltramarine Blue*
  • Prussian Blue, Manganese Blue Hue, or Phtalo Blue for fun
  • Permanent Green Lt
  • Chromatic Black or Payne’s Grey
  • Portland Cool Grey
  • Asphaltum
  • Radiant Turquoise
  • Titanium White*
  • Warm White


Do not bring old, worn-out brushes. I use a combination of synthetic, bristle, and badger brushes to achieve different shapes and edges. Here is a link to two sets of brushes that you might want to explore:  

Lori Putnam 8 Brush Starter Set | Rosemary & Co Artist Brushes

Lori Putnam Complete Brush Set | Rosemary & Co Artist Brushes

Several styles of palette knives, scrapers, and colour shapers available at www.dickblick.com and other retailers


There are many good sources for and stretched canvases. I prefer working on panels whenever possible. I like the stiffness as opposed to working on stretched canvases with “spring.” The panel that I like a lot is available at from RayMarArt.com. It is the #15 dp oil linen. These are more expensive than the cotton ones, but the surface is really lovely allowing you to achieve different effects. If you are looking for a less expensive alternative, try the Centurion double oil primed linen pads and some gatorboard for stapling or taping. You will also need about two for each day of the workshop, ranging in sizes from 8x10 to 12x16. Remember, you will need to have a means to transport these wet paintings home with you, so bring sizes you have wet carriers for, especially if you are flying.


  • Wet canvas carriers such as those found at RayMarArt.com
  • Small sketchpad
  • Newsprint pad (approx. 12x16)
  • Charcoal
  • Neutral Grey, Duo tipped markers, 1 each in tones 3, 5, 9 available at www.dickblick.com and other retailers
  • EMPTY, sealable, non-breakable, spill-proof container for mineral spirits
  • Gamblin Solvent Free Gel (optional, makes the paint dry more rapidly for ease in packing. You will receive a free, small sample as part of the workshop.)
  • Gamsol (recommended; you will receive a free, small sample as part of the workshop) Artists’ Grade Odorless Mineral Spirits (OMS) IF TRAVELING BY PLANE, OMS should be purchased at your final destination. DO NOT PACK AND BRING. IT IS ILLEGAL TO BRING OMS ON FLIGHTS. Do not bring contractor-grade OMS that is available at hardware stores. It is not good for you, people around you, or your paints!
  • Paper towels and plastic grocery bags (for trash)
  • Sense of humor

Specific to “Take It Inside” Studio Workshop:

  • 2-4 plein air sketches or small studio paintings you dislike
  • 2-4 photographs from which you might enjoy painting
  • Small hand mirror and/or mobile device for taking photos

Packing List

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