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PAINTING MATERIALS

Painting Lessons - Art Materials & Supplies Note: Please pay close attention to the specific mate

For the best results. Cheaper alternatives are available but may not give you the ease of working or

  


Note: Please pay close attention to the specific materials required for oil paints or acrylic paints, as they are different and are NOT interchangeable. You should experiment with one or the other and when you feel comfortable with one, then if affordable, experiment with the other.

Note: The basic painting supplies listed below are followed by some additional supplies that you may want to experiment with after you mastered the basic in the exercises and lessons.

Oil Paint:  Oil Basic palette of colors:

  

Titanium White


Permanent Green

 

Permanent Rose or Alizarin   Crimson


Cerulean Blue

 

Cadmium Red and   Cadmium red light


French Ultramarine   Blue

 

Lemon Yellow (Winsor   & Newton)


Yellow Ochre

 

Cadmium Yellow hue


Ivory Black

 

Viridian


Burnt Sienna

Note: Oil Paint tube size: 37ml = 1.25oz.


Note: Student grade paints are sufficient for these lessons and can save you a considerable amount of money. However professional grade paints will provide you with superior, richer color viscosity but it will cost you.

Acrylic Paint:  Acrylic Basic palette of colors:

  

Titanium White


Permanent Sap   Green 

 

Permanent Rose (Alizarin) or

Quinacridone Rose Deep


Cerulean Blue

 

Cadmium Red Medium


French Ultramarine   Blue

 

Cadmium Lemon or

Cadmium Yellow Light


Yellow Ochre or   Oxide Yellow 

 

Cadmium Yellow   Medium


Ivory Black or Mars   Black 

 

Phthalo Green Medium


Burnt Sienna 

Note: Acrylic paint tubes are usually 45ml or Jar paints can be used.


 

Note: Student grade paints are sufficient for this course and can save you money, as professional grade paints are very expensive.

Painting Supports:

Canvas pad with 10 sheets, Size: 9” x 12”  (for painting skill exercises).


 

Stretched primed canvases, Size 14” x 18” or larger. Make sure you check that the canvas is primed for the type of paint you will use, canvas can be primed for oil paint only or for both oil and acrylic paints.


Brushes

A basic set of bristle and soft brushes for class should consist of the following shapes and sizes:
Bristle: Bright:  #2-, 6, and 10   Rounds: #2, 4, and 6 (for heavier paint)
Synthetic Sable: #2 Round Brush: #3 Bright Brush:
(Rounds are generally used for details with thin paint and brights are good for blending and glazing with thin paint.)

Note: Make sure your brushes are specific to the type of paint (oil or acrylic) you will be working with. Oil paints will destroy a brush that is only for acrylic paint.

Your brush is one of the most important parts of painting. I would recommend you purchase the most expensive brushes you can afford.  You can buy inexpensive paint and canvas, but a cheap brush can be a serious detriment to the quality of the painting. Section on Brushers

Paint Medium:

Oil Paint Mediums: You can buy ready-made “Oil Painting Medium” or you can make oil painting medium by mixing in a small glass jar: 1/3 linseed oil, 1/3 turpenoid, 1/3 Damar Varnish.   Oil paint medium is used to thin paint and speed up the drying time.


There are many brands to choose from and you will find ones that work better then others for you.

Small dip cups or class canning jars for paint medium (with lid make transporting easy).


Paint Thinner:

Oil Paint Thinners: e, odorless or Turpenoid is best for cleaning brushes.

Gamsol odorless mineral spirits .


Acrylic Paint Mediums: Water can be used, however there are a variety of mediums to try, the bacsics are matte and gloss mediums and acrylic retarding  (Slow-Drying) additives. This is useful in slowing down the drying of the acrylics providing you a longer time to blend and allowing you to paint wet over wet.


Plastic spray water bottle can be used to spray water on acrylics on the palette to keep it wet. It can also be used to create watercolor effects with acrylic paints.


Brush Cleaning Can - A coffee can or a plastic container the size of a coffee can may be used to hold water to clean acrylic paint from brushes.

Brush cleaning tank.

Palette:

Disposable paper palettes are great for mixing paint and a roll of plastic wrap can work to cover the paint to keep it workable for a day or so. They also make it convenient for clean-up and transporting wet palettes..


Paint Rags:

Paint Rags- torn white cotton rags or shop rags.

Drawing:

You will need an HB pencil, ruler or straight edge, kneaded eraser and a role of masking tape for the painting skill exercise. For painting you can draw with paint to sketch in your picture content.  If you prefer drawing with pencil, graphite, charcoal or other materials please feel free to use them, however they are not necessary.

Painting - Intermediate Additional Supplies

Oil Paint:  Oil Extended palette colors for Level 2/3:

  

Cobalt Blue


Permanent Green Light

 

Phthalo Blue


Sap Green

 

Cadmium Orange


Paynes Gray

Acrylic Paint:  Acrylic Basic palette of colors:

  

Cobalt Blue


Permanent Green Light

 

Phthalo Blue


Sap Green

 

Cadmium Yellow Light


Paynes Gray

Note: Acrylic paint tubes are usually 45ml or Jar paints may be used.

Brushes

These are more advanced brushes that you may want to try at some point.
Syntactic Sable: Round Brushes: #1 and #5  (used for details with thin paint)
Bristle: Fan  #4
Bristle: Filbert #4, and #8
Palette Knife: #22 diamond shaped and a 3" – 4” blade palette knife.
1” house painting brush for oil paint. (Used for applying large areas of paint and feathering edges.)
Old toothbrushes:

Note: Make sure your brushes are specific to the type of paint you will be working with.
Your brush is one of the integral parts of painting.

See Section on Brushes

Suggested Art Material Supplies

Viva paper towels, paper plates, parchment or wax paper, glass press and seal rubber gloves, apron, wet wipes, dish soap