List of supplies for Acrylics and Oils:
Can be purchased at Michaels with Coupons of 40% one at a time.
Brands: Grumbacher, Liquitex, Winsor Newton or Winton. The ones with the stars are the first to buy.
*Cadmium Yellow or Hansa yellow
*Cadmium Red or Pyron red
Burnt Sienna (not necessary but later on)
Heavy Gesso white
Black Gesso ( not necessary)
#4 flat or angle Brush synthetic (Zen Brush)
#6 flat Synthetic (Zen Brush at Michaels)
#8 Flat Synthetic
#1 fine liner
plastic water bucket (for acrylics)
glass jar (for oil)
pictures you want to paint
Gel medium gloss and matte (for acrylics)
Odorless paint thinner (for oil) I have recycled that you can have here
Stretched Canvas or Masonite Boards I have them here in my studio for sale.
Lesson on Mixing colours:
There are 8 colours we put out when we paint a picture unless we are doing a specific technique. They are Two reds (a cool and a warm), two yellows ( a cool and a warm), two blues ( a cool and a warm), purple and a white.
From these colours we can make:
Yellow and red make orange, Yellow and Blue make green, Red and blue make purple. The complimentary colours are: Yellow and purple, Red and Green, Blue and orange. When you want to tone down a colour you add a complimentary colour eg. if something is purple you add a little yellow to tone it down. Same with the other complimentary colours.(if something is too red, add green) etc.
To make a neutral grey, mix three primary colours together in equal amounts.. eg. ultramarine blue +alizarin crimson + Cadmium yellow. If your mix has too much yellow in it, add more alizarin crimson + Ultramarine Blue, if it is too red add yellow and blue. etc.