Dear Customers, Colleagues and Friends, during this era of Coronavirus, my small business, Walleye Cards, LLC has taken a slow down. We have taken a pause from re-printing and new printings; and a pause leading field trips and field workshops. During this pause creative ideas are spawning as we listen to people around the world.

Happily, I am still in business, in large part thanks to you, my faithful card writers and journal users. We have continually shipped out mail orders and supply stores around the country. My shipping is slower than normal too, due to a myriad of reasons. I'm sorry for this inconvenience at this time.

I do like the thought that we are all in this together, I'm hoping you are well and that you can enjoy the out of doors each day. Thank you for your wonderful support to artists and scientists like me during this time.

Sincerely, Heather A. Wallis Murphy 8/19/2020




























H. Murphy Class Supply List

Minimal Equipment
- Field Journal/Sketchbook
- Pencil

Additional Equipment
- Pen
- Watercolor Brushes
- Watercolors and Palette
- Watercolor block
- Bag to carry all this;
- Some tangible memory of the out of doors
(Leaf, feather, shell, etc).

- Personal Gear: Walking shoes or Hiking
boots, binoculars, coat, hat, field guides,
lunch/drinks, insolite pad/blanket, Sunscreen,
Handi-wipes, Baggy of Toilet Paper,
First Aid Kit/Map/Compass, pack.

Detailed Suggested Supplies

[See my painting of supplies - PDF: 289 kb]

Journal: Walleye Cards’ Journals:
Eagle or Wildflowers [5.5"x8"];

Pencil: hard [1.5-3] and soft [4b-9b];
Pencil Sharpener and Eraser;
Pen: waterproof, fadeproof, acid free, black, micro point;
Watercolor Pencils and/or Colored Pencils

Watercolor Brushes: Aqua Brush (internal reservoir) round/pointed (also flat is nice);
Alternative to Aqua Brush are watercolor brushes (#4-10 size, round and flat);

Watercolors (see suggested colors below)
Watercolor Palette (for storing and mixing)
Blotter Paper (paper towels) & Ziploc Baggie;
Water Container w/lid (yogurt, etc);
Watercolor Block or 300# sheet paper - 3"x5" up to 9"x12" size (cold press);

Acid free artists tape/white;
Ruler/Tape, Magnifying Glass/Hand Lense;

Hard backboard/Clip board/Block/Journal (something sturdy to draw on).

Clean up - Handi-wipes, etc

Watercolor Paints:
[See my painting of the colors below - PDF: 231 kb]
Suggested colors for field use (*minimum).
  • Aliz. Crimson Red Hue (PR206, PR 202)
  • *Naphthol Red Light (Arylide PR112, Azo)
  • Light Red
  • *Burnt Sienna
  • *Raw Sienna (yellowish, similar to Yellow Ochre)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • *Hansa Yellow Medium
  • Transparent Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • *Perm. Sap Green (Quinacridone PO49, Phthalo PG36)
  • Terre Verte
  • Phthalo Green (PG7)
  • Phthalo Blue
  • *Prussian Blue
  • *Ultramarine Blue
  • Indigo Blue (Carbon Black, Quinacridone, Phthalo)
  • *Ultramarine Violet or Dioxazine Purple
  • Sepia (substitute for raw umber/manganese)
  • *Vandyke Brown (substitute for burnt umber / manganese)
  • Ivory Black/Mars Black
  • Titanium White

Hazard Notes: Above recommended paints are “easy on the land” for field applications.

Other paints may have toxic pigments which include - cadmium, cobalt, manganese, mercury, lead, chrome - if working with those, do not inhale, taste or touch these toxic pigments.

Safe Painting: don’t eat, drink or smoke while painting. Clean up with damp paper towels; wash hands with warm soapy water before eating - or sanitized wipes.]


Notecards, artwork, illustrations, stories and text by Heather Murphy, Wildlife Biologist, Artist & Nature Writer, in Leavenworth, Washington. All Artwork and Text is copyright protected by Heather Murphy © 1997 to 2021 -- Walleye Cards, LLC