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A special thanks to all of the extraordinary artists that I have had the good fortune to meet in the workshops over the years. It is a fantastic journey and I am grateful! - Marty Brens












Teresa Vito Plein Air Materials List

Teresa Vito

Materials List  Plein Air

Portable Travel Easel:  Pochade Box or a French Easel, be sure you can carry all of your equipment. Try a backpack or a luggage carrier with wheels

I use a Z-Box; for information go to www.gzbox.com

A View Catcher of some kind to help with your composition

Canvas:  Gessoed masonite, or canvas mounted on boards, or stretched canvas whichever you prefer.  You will probably need about two a day sizes: 8x10 or 9x12

Wet Painting Carrier

Odorless Mineral Sprits or Turpentine

Leak Proof Turpentine Holder:  if you don't have one of these you can use a small jar with a tight lid.

Misc:  Paper Towels, Viva are the best. You will go through about one roll every two days

Plastic Bags for Trash


Insect Repellent

Hat with good brim

Brushes:  I use a good variety of Bristle, filberts and flats 1/4" to 1" and a variety of Mongoose Brights (I use Isabey 6158). These are softer with good spring and a good edge and are nice for details.  You can also use Sable or synthetics.  You are welcome to use whatever you are comfortable with.

Paints:  If you want bring the colors you normally use.  If you are more of a beginner try using the limited palette listed below

Limited Palette-Oils

Burnt Sienna

Cadmium Yellow Light or Lemon

Cadmium Yellow Deep

Cadmium Red Light

Permanent Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Cerulean Blue

Titanium White




My Pallette: I use more than almost any artist I know.....

Rembrandt Transparent Oxide Red             Sap Green Permanent (Grum. Pretested)

Winsor Newton Terra Rosa                           Winsor Newton Permanent Rose

Yellow Ochre                                                   Quinacridone Violet Gamblin

Cadmium Yellow Lemon                                 Dioxazine Purple

Cad Yellow Medium                                         Ultramarine   Blue                                

Cad Yellow Deep                                              Cobalt Blue

Cad Orange                                                       Manganese Blue or Cerulean Blue

Cad Red Light                                                   Viridian Green

Cad Green  (any light bright green)                Titanium White (large tube or a couple of                          

                                                                                         small tubes for less weight)

Please don't feel that you need to get all of these colors. It could confuse you more when painting with having such a variety of colors that you are not familiar with. If some of these colors sound appealing, by a couple.