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Yupo Workshop

You DO NOT need anything different from you regular watercolor supplies.  You will need two or three smooth stiff boards larger than 9x12.  They can be cardboard, but NOT corrugated.  Bring masking tape, watercolor brushes, palette and paint in tubes, a water container, and paper towels.












The Plein Aire class will meet at different locations, weather permitting. Check back for new dates.

Contact Maryann for further information.

Please contact me to reserve a spot.

Suggested supply list and other info


Remember you may have to carry all your things, so light weight or wheeled is more convenient.  

Folding chair or stool

reclosable water container

WATER-to paint with and to drink





easel if you use one (with tray)

a small "snack" type table


Bug repellent

Light snack stuff or lunch

Transparent Watercolors


Rule of thumb is to spend what you feel comfortable spending on your materials.  I find that less expensive brushes and paint may serve you well, but paper is another story.  I use Fabriano professional grade paper. There are many brands out  there to choose from.

If you are a beginner, you’ll need two brushes to start. A 1 inch flat, and a #8 round.  

When buying paint,  tube colors are better.   I don’t recommend sets.  The colors I have on my palette are listed below.  You DO NOT need all of them.  You can start with the ones marked with an asterisk, then add as you please. If you already have paints, use what you have, we can evaluate them together.  Part of my instruction is teaching you to discover the potential of your own palette.



Ultramarine Blue*

Cobalt Blue


Pthalo Blue*


Quinacridone Gold*

Cadmium Lemon*


New Gamboge

Nickel Azo Yellow


Quinacridone Red

Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet*

Quinacridone Burnt Orange

Rose Madder Genuine

Alizarin Crimson*


Burnt Sienna

Quinacridone Magenta

Opera (Holbein)


Plein Aire