Cherry Hood workshops
So you can get the most benefit from attending one of Cherry’s workshops you will need particular art materials. Please read this page carefully as the materials required are quite specific. All items are available to purchase at the workshop, and prices for these are listed here. If you find them elsewhere for a higher cost, please feel free to purchase from Cherry direct.
You will need a selection of brushes including a large 5cm wide brush. These are essential for the workshop, please see details below. Some brushes are available for purchase at the workshop.
Windsor & Newton watercolour paints in 6 colours are required. These are available at the workshop, and details are below.
Watercolour paper has a gelatin medium called sizing on the surface which makes it perfect for watercolour painting. Bring at least 3 large (580mm x 760mm) sheets of Arches watercolour paper. Substitutes are not suitable, please see details below.
Palette & Containers
Bring a palette with plenty of pots for paint, plus places for mixtures and watery mixtures. You will need half a dozen small, shallow containers for mixing. See details below.
Paper towels, spray bottle and bits and pieces
Bring two large rolls of soft, very absorbent paper towels, a spray bottle and other bits and pieces as listed below.
- One FLAT soft nylon or synthetic brush which is 5cm wide. The 6cm brush is too large for the paper we are using in the workshop.
- A couple of large soft FLAT synthetic brushes from 2cm and wide up to 4cms wide.
- About three ROUND nylon brushes from fine for detail to large for washes. Check when you buy them that they have plenty of spring back when wet and bent and that they form a good sharp point. The picture is a good example of what you need.
- At least one 1cm square finish VERY STIFF nylon or synthetic oil painting brush, these are great for scrubbing back small areas.
Try to find brushes like these – all synthetic bristles, plenty of bounce back when wet. The bristle or handle colour is not important. Reno brushes from Dollar Shops or discount shops are excellent quality. 5cm wide flat brushes and packs of smaller brushes can be purchased at the workshop for $15. These brushes are essential for the workshop.
Required colours 14ml tubes $26.50 each: – Van Dyke Brown – Naples Yellow – Titanium White 5 ml tubes: – French Ultramarine Blue $16 – Alizarin Crimson (non permanent) $15 – Black (lamp, mars or ivory) $15
Optional colours 5ml tubes $15 each: – Burnt Sienna – Prussian Blue
You need half a dozen small, shallow containers. Shallow plastic dip or
Spray bottle & bits and pieces
Hood’s works are in leading state, institutional, private and corporate collections around Australia and in public and private collections around the world.