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Painting with a Purpose -  Supply List

  • Disposable paper palette pad OR an oval or rectangular palette for acrylics.

  • Palette knife (a knife with a pliable blade is preferable to a stiff blade)

  • Paint Brushes (synthetic for acrylics): Flat #10, Filbert #8, Round #6

    

NOTE: While more expensive, I recommend purchasing artist grade brushes. You’re better off buying just one good quality brush than a collection of cheaper brushes. While I’ve listed three brushes here, if you decide to purchase just one, buy a good quality #10 flat brush.

  • Watercolor or Acrylic paper 11X14 or larger

    • Examples: Canson XL Acrylic/Oil Pads; Strathmore 400 Watercolor Pads (Note: Walmart and Michaels have good collections of paper)

  • Acrylic Paint (heavy body):

    • Burnt Umber

    • Ultramarine Blue

    • Titanium White

    • Cadmium Yellow Light

    • Alizarin Crimson

    • Optional: Phthalocyanine Blue (green shade), Cadmium Red Light, Yellow Ochre.

  • As for brushes, you’ll have a much better experience if you purchase good quality paints. Liquitex and Golden are excellent brands. Professional artist quality are superior to student versions and will last longer.

  • Canvases (Purchase 3): Primed stretched or canvas boards, 8x10 or 11x14

    • (Note: I recommend Michaels for this product, they always have sales and many options.)

  • Roll of paper towels

 

Except as noted, I recommend ordering supplies from Art Supply Wholesale https://www.allartsupplies.com/ You can also visit the store, located at 4 Enon St, North Beverly, 01915. I’ve found their paint prices to be the most economical.

Other options include:

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