Painting Holidays – What to Pack

Our guests on our painting holidays are a varied bunch! We’ve had seasoned artists to complete beginners. Travellers have varied skills, brushes and colours in their toolkit. Here is a quick list and few tips to consider when packing for Italy.Painting Venice

  • Purchase the best materials you can afford. Prioritise quality over quantity and you will notice a great improvement in your work.
  • Don’t go wild with purchasing new supplies. If you haven’t done much painting before, a small students set is likely to be enough –Try to bring a variety of brushes and size- i.e. 4,8,12
  • Use the holiday to build initial skills and familiarity with your brushes – find out what you like and don’t like then you can start building your collection once you are home.
  • Here’s a list of colours we suggest – Remember to pack them in your hold luggage as liquids over 100ml won’t make it through security!
  • Naples yellow
  • Yellow ochre
  • Viridian
  • Burnt sienna
  • Venetian red
  • Raw umber
  • Sepia
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Cobalt blue
  • Indigo blue
  • Cadmium red
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Cadmium orange
  • Lemon yellow

Finally, don’t forget the sun cream and a hat to protect you from the sun whilst sitting outside!

A detailed list of brush sizes and paper types is sent to all guests a few weeks before the start of their Flavours Painting Holiday.