Art Supplies

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Acrylic Paints

For acrylic paints we use the Chroma Atelier Interactive paints range. These are a professional grade acrylic paint which allow you to extend the drying time of the paint which makes it easier for blending and working back into already painted areas.

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The basic palette colors used from the Atelier Interactive range are:

  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Permanent Crimson
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Titanium White

The booster colors used are:

  • Cereulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Pthaloa Green
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Deep
  • Cadmium Red

Oil Paints

When painting in oils I use Windsor & Newton oil paints.

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The same palette as above is used in oils.

Important - You don't need more colors than those listed above. Many beginners make the mistake of thinking they need a larger range of colors when in truth what they most need is to know how to mix colors more effectively.
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Brushes

With brushes I prefer to use bristle hair brushes for most of the painting that I do.

I use the following:

  • 1" Geso Brush (or pastry style brush)
  • Large Flat Brush
  • Medium Flat Brush
  • Small Flat Brush
  • Medium Round Brush

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Canvases

With canvases I typically use 16" x 20" stretched canvas that has at least two coats of acrylic primer on it.

The other painting surfaces I use are canvas panels (usually 8" x 10") and canvas on a roll.

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Mediums

When painting with the Atelier Interactive Acrylics I use following mediums:

  • Unlocking Formula
  • Clear Painting Medium
  • Retarder
  • Liquifying Medium
  • Fine Mist Spray

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Easels

The best easel for most is a sturdy desktop easel like the one above.

This is the easel we use when I teach our one day art classes.

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