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For acrylic paints we use the Chroma Atelier Interactive paints range. These are a professional grade acrylic paint which allow you to extend the drying time of the paint which makes it easier for blending and working back into already painted areas.
The basic palette colors used from the Atelier Interactive range are:
- Ultramarine Blue
- Permanent Crimson
- Yellow Ochre
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Titanium White
The booster colors used are:
- Cereulean Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Pthaloa Green
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Cadmium Yellow Deep
- Cadmium Red
When painting in oils I use Windsor & Newton oil paints.
The same palette as above is used in oils.
Important – You don’t need more colors than those listed above. Many beginners make the mistake of thinking they need a larger range of colors when in truth what they most need is to know how to mix colors more effectively.
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With brushes I prefer to use bristle hair brushes for most of the painting that I do.
I use the following:
- 1″ Geso Brush (or pastry style brush)
- Large Flat Brush
- Medium Flat Brush
- Small Flat Brush
- Medium Round Brush
With canvases I typically use 16″ x 20″ stretched canvas that has at least two coats of acrylic primer on it.
The other painting surfaces I use are canvas panels (usually 8″ x 10″) and canvas on a roll.
When painting with the Atelier Interactive Acrylics I use following mediums:
- Unlocking Formula
- Clear Painting Medium
- Liquifying Medium
- Fine Mist Spray
The best easel for most is a sturdy desktop easel like the one above.
This is the easel we use when I teach our one day art classes.