The Cooley Gallery

The Cooley Gallery
9 North King Street
Leesburg, Virginia

Studio Oil & Acrylic Painting Workshop in Historic Leesburg
June 9 & 10
10 am – 6 pm
Limited to only 6 students


Materials List Watercolors


  • Reference Material: Bring small sketches or photographs you have shot yourself. Please do not bring photos that were shot by someone else.
  • Paint: Professional grade paints in small tubes. Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian
  • Paper: Watercolor paper at least 140 lb / 300 gsm (or higher) single sheets, pads or blocks.  No smaller than 9″x 12″; no larger than 18″x 24″. I use Arches, Fabriano or Winsor Newton cold press paper in blocks
  • Brushes:
  • I have switched to animal-friendly synthetic brushes for all my painting needs. Bring a maximum of 2 each. 
    Princeton Neptune Synthetic Brushes from Dick Blick and other sources:
    ~ 1 ½ inch Mottler
    ~ Size 8 Quill
    ~ 1 inch Oval Wash
    ~ Rounds sizes 2, 4, 6
  • Miscellaneous: Masking Fluid, Soft Eraser, Pencil, Watercolor Palette, 2 plastic jars or small buckets (not glass) for thinning paint /cleaning brushes, Board, Gum Paper Tape to attach single sheets of paper to the board (if you buy a block you won’t need this), Paper Towels, Spray Bottle

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