Outdoor Painting Supplies

The following are recommended for painting outdoors.

For Painting

  • easel (optional, some artists are happy to work on their lap or a table)
  • palette (I use a piece of white cardboard plus wax paper & tape or sticky tac)
  • spray bottle of water
  • paint – watercolour, or acrylic [Note: for acrylics, the “Golden Glazing Medium” that slows drying is recommended]
  • brushes
  • container for water
  • paper or canvas, some larger (1/4 sheet wc or 16″x20″ canvas) and lots smaller (8″x10′) for sketches
  • paper towels or cloths, plus some small plastic garbage bags
  • drawing implements, eraser, pencil sharpener
  • sketch book, and paper and pen for notes
  • photo references to paint from
  • box or small folding table to set water and paint on (optional)
  • clip-on umbrella (optional)

For Yourself

  • hat
  • sunscreen
  • lawnchair
  • camera (optional recommended)