Due to concern over COVID-19, and our desire to stay safe and keep each other safe, we have cancelled the indoor Spring Still Life Painting Class and replaced it with an outdoor painting series focusing on gardens. This will allow us to spend this quieter than normal month focusing on painting, will allow us to enjoy some safe socializing outdoors in peaceful settings.

UPDATE: This needs to be cancelled too. Video visits are available. Contact to set one up.

Materials List for Plein Air Painting with Sarah F Burns

Drawing Materials
Pencil of choice – portable and easy
kneaded eraser
Sketch paper for working out compositions
tape and drawing board – optional 

Plein Air Easel – If you don’t have a plein air easel, I have some portable easels you can borrow. 
Plastic bag for trash
disposable gloves – optional
Hat and sunscreen – VERY IMPORTANT
Hand Sanitizer
Water – for you to drink
Comfortable clothes and shoes for working outside
Dress in Layers – Warm socks, fingerless gloves can be nice for spring landscape painting. The weather varies quite a bit.

Materials List:
Paint – Can be oils, gouache and watercolor or acrylic

  • Titanium White
  • Ivory Black
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • *Indian Yellow
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • *Perylene Red
  • *Naphthol Red
  • *Quinacridone Red
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Any other color you like. We will be mixing greens.  


  • Medium – ie. Oleogel, Linseed Oil or other medium of artist’s choice
  • Paper Towels or rags
  • Four to Eight Brushes – long handle, hog bristle flat or filberts, size 4 and 6
  • Two to Four Brushes – long handle, soft round, size 0 and 2
  • Brush Cleaner 
  • Palette – optional. I have palettes that can be borrowed. 
  • Palette knife


  • Wet Sponge palette
  • small spray bottle
  • water jar
  • four to eight long handle bristle brushes, size 4 and 6
  • two to four long handle soft round brushes, size 0 and 2
  • Palette Knife for Acrylic paints
  • paper towel
  • Heavy multi-media or watercolor paper

Gouache and Watercolor

  • Students need the full palette, although can intermix watercolor and gouache colors
  • Palette
  • Watercolor brush size medium
  • Watercolor brush size small
  • paper towel
  • Watercolor paper, board, tape.  
  • Small spray bottle
  • Water cup 

Some Students May Choose to Draw Instead of Paint

  • Drawing Paper in a comfortable size for portable outdoor drawing, 8 x 10 – 14 x 17 inches
  • HB pencil – the mechanical kind with thin leads is very convenient for outdoor drawing
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Vine Charcoal with sand paper sharpener is a good option instead of pencil
  • Tape or Clips
  • Drawing Board