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Golden Open - dries more slowly, acts more like oil paint
Michaels Liquitex Heavy Body
Windsor Newton Artisan
Lukas Acrylic--order from Jerry’s Artarama.
Bad Brands - avoid because too cheap to be useful.
Michaels Liquitex Basic
Paints - basic quantities
1 Titanium white, 5 oz. tube.
1 Cadmium yellow or cadmium yellow hue, 2 oz. tube.
1 Cadmium red light or red light hue, 2 oz tube.
1 Ultramarine blue. 2 oz tube.
1 Indian yellow or cadmium yellow dark or cad yellow dark hue, 2 oz tube.
1 Alizarin crimson, 2 oz tube, alternates: "Magenta" or quinacridone red
Either or both of 1 Cerulean blue, 2 oz tube and 1 Phthalo blue, 2 oz tube.
If you want to paint large, please buy two 5 oz. tubes of white and 1 each, 5 oz tube of the colors.
A few Flat or Bright Bristle Brushes-- 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch wide. Flats are short and square. Brights are long and rectangular. Avoid hair or other soft brushes-- they are good for watercolor, bad for acrylic and oil. Avoid rounds.
A palette knife with a step in it. No. 8, 11 or 12.
Spray bottle for keeping paints on the palette moist.
Retarder--a medium that slows the drying time of acrylics, made by Golden
Butcher tray for Palette 12 x 16 inches at least. Larger painting will require a larger palette.
Paper palette sheets, 12 x 16 to match the butcher tray.
Required: Yogurt container or similar for rinsing brushes.
Cheap canvas panels about 12 x 12 or a bit larger for practice. A canvas paper pad 9 x 12 or larger is fine. Fredrix or Artist's Loft are both reasonable and inexpensive brands for substrate.
Masking tape for pasting canvas paper to a board.
Required: Paper towels-- Painters like Viva. The paper towels in the studio just don't work for painting.
Required: Paper grocery bag to use as a trash can. Lunch sizes work well.