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Oil and/or Acrylic Painting 

Paints are sold in at least two qualities: Academic (Economy) and Professional (Premium).  With the academic paints the pigment ,the color, is either stretched with fillers or substituted with less expensive varieties (hue colors: similar in color but not in properties), buy these colors if economical constraints are immediately important or if you plan to paint with “Van Gogh butter -type” application. Professional are authentic pigments,  have better covering power, and across time can be the less expensive choice. 

The following colors samples are computer generated colors and not the true pigments-colors. They are presented to give you an impression of the right colors. (Some are presented as lighter than the "body color" of the pigment, which is so dark as to appear as near black.). You should notice that each primary color (yellow, red, and blue -- the basic building blocks of the color wheel) is represented by two pigments, one leaning toward cool and another leaning toward warm.  This limited palette makes a broad array of colors.



•          Titanium White (5-oz, large tube)  


•           Lemon, Zinc, or Cadmium Yellow Light (1.25 oz.; a yellow that leans toward green)


•          Cadmium Yellow Medium (1.25 oz; a yellow that leans toward orange)


•           Cadmium Red Light (1.25 oz.; a red that leans toward orange)


•           Alizarin Crimson or Quinacradone Magenta or Crimson (1.25 oz.; leans toward violet)


•           Ultramarine Blue (1.25 oz.; a blue that leans towards violet)


•           Phthalocyanine (Thalo Blue) Blue (1.25 oz.; a blue that leans toward green)


•           Phthalocyanine (Thalo Green) Green ( 1.25 oz.; a cool green)


•           Burnt Sienna (1.25 oz.; a semitransparent warm earth-tone)

•           Optional Colors: Terra Rosa, Burnt Umber, Yellow Ochre, Naples Yellow, Raw Sienna, Cerulean Blue


•          #2 Bristle Brush (oils - natural bristles, acrylics - synthetic bristles)

•           #4 Bristle Brush (oils - natural bristles, acrylics - synthetic bristles)

•           A small #0 or #1 round pointed brush (riggers, stripers, and liners are all good round detail brushes. With the detail brush, both oil and acrylic painters can use the synthetic variety.)

Palette: recommend large disposable paper palette

Metal Palette Knife: (similar to a small butter knife with a crook between the handle and the blade)

Canvas Panels or Stretched Canvas: 12 X16 or larger

Paper Towels or Cloth Rags

Large Sheet of Protective Plastic or Newspaper (to protect table tops and work areas)

Large Pizza Box (to carry wet paintings)

Sketch Pad and Pencils

Large Manila Envelope: Use this envelope to start collecting photographs: calendar photos, post cards, magazine photos, snap shots.  Think about paintings for class-work and future projects. One of the hardest things about creating art is having available ideas; let this become your idea file.

For Oil Painters Only:

•         Linseed oil and stand oil (small bottles from the art supply store)

•           100% pure mineral spirits ( from hardware store) or unscented paint thinner / turpentine (from art supply store)

•           1 small jar, and 2 medium jars: all three with lids

•           Any other medium you may already have

•           Baby wipes

•           Small bottle of baby oil

For Acrylic Painters Only:

•           Acrylic gloss medium

•           A couple of quart containers or larger

•           A fine atomizer or plant mister

•           Some liquid dish detergent






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