Acrylic Painting Supply List

Varvara Harmon Acrylic Classes

Materials List:

Artists can get materials in local art stores or from JERRYSARTARAMA.com and DICKBLICK.com.

NOTE: If you’re attending the Palette Knife Painting workshop, we recommend the materials listed below, plus this style of palette knife (pictured on the left). You do not need brushes for this workshop and table easels are available for use at Artascope.

Suggested canvas sizes for palette knife painting technique are 12×16, 14×18, 16×20 or 18×24. It is hard to learn to work with a palette knife on a small size canvas.

 


Paint
I use Grumbacher acrylic paints primarily.
(*** – must have, * – good to have)
1. TITANIUM WHITE. ***
2. CADMIUM YELLOW PALE HUE (LEMON YELLOW) ***
3. CADMIUM YELLOW DEEP HUE (MEDIUM) ***
4. ALIZARIN CRIMSON ***
5. INDIAN RED *
6. CERULEAN BLUE ***
7. ULTRAMARINE BLUE ***
8. COBALT BLUE *
9. SAP GREEN ***
10. OLIVE GREEN *
11. BURNT SIENNA ***
12. BURNT UMBER ***
13. YELLOW OCHRE ***
14. IVORY BLACK *
15. HOOKERS GREEN***

16. PINE GRAY**

  1. Brushes – I use numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 – flat and round. (I can show you which brushes are good for acrylic)
  2. Jar or bowl for water
  3. Paper towels to clean hands and brushes.
  4. Pallet (Stay-wet-pallet)
  5. 140lb watercolor pad is good for practicing.
  6. Stretched small size canvases (8×10, 11×14, or 16×20). Small scale will give enough time to finish your painting.
  7. Recommend using table easels if you have one.
  8. Palette knives
  9. Brush cleaner
DON’T FORGET – your sense of adventure and enthusiasm.
LEAVE AT HOME – preconceptions, self-doubt and fear.

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