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- Canvas: Six 5”x7” canvas panels – inexpensive ones are great for this. If you have other sizes, that is fine, just not any bigger than 8”x10”. You can also use watercolor paper if you prefer, but it doesn’t give you quite the same feel as canvas.
One larger canvas of your choice, wrapped, panel, cradled wood, whatever works for you. This will be for your larger more developed painting.
- Paint: Heavy body acrylic paint (not the liquid type) I prefer Golden, but that’s up to you. You can also use less expensive brands if you are watching your budget.
Colors are entirely up to you. Since we are working with bold color, I would suggest these as a basic set that won’t require too much mixing:
- Titanium White
- Hansa Yellow Medium
- Vat Orange, Napthol Red Light
- Alizarin Crimson
- Dioxizine Purple
- Ultramarine Blue,
- Hookers Green
*But bring what you have, there is no “recipe” for this kind of painting!*
- Brushes: A flat or bright in a firm synthetic – one about 3/8” or ½” wide and another somewhat smaller. A small round brush and a liner brush. Again, feel free to bring what you have, but these are suggested. I do find the firm synthetics work better for acrylics than bristle or soft watercolor brushes.
- Palette: I highly recommend using a “Stay Wet” type palette with acrylics. You will also need disposable palette paper to fit. This type of palette will keep your paint moist during the session and between. You don’t need the fancy paper or sponges. I find regular disposable palette paper and wet paper towels work much better. If you don’t have one, no worries, you can just use any palette or even paper plates – you will just waste more paint.
- Reference Photos: I’ll have a selection for you to work with, but feel free to bring your own. I suggest simple landscapes, not close ups or complicated subjects. Look for large shapes and interesting light.
- Other: Sketch book or a few sheets of paper, soft drawing pencil, table or standing easel, water container, paper towels, spray bottle with water.