Sunday, August 6, 2017

Basic Painting Supplies

Here is my list of favorite basic painting supplies, suitable for painting from life. 


Paint Thinner:  


Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits
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Medium:


Gamblin refined linseed oil
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Canvas Panels: Oil Primed Belgian Linen Fine weave

Or, wood board (birch) primed with Gamblin Oil Ground



L600 - 1/8 inch Birch
New Traditions Art Panels Inc.
3006 South Scott Lane #101
West Haven, UT 84401
801-732-0208
Easel:


Jack Richeson 694051 Italian Field Easel, Steel, Black
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SoHo Grey Toned Disposable Paper Palettes
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Brush washer
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Palette knife (Diamond shaped, steel)
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VIVA paper towels
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Brush soap
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Oil Paints


My basic palette includes 13 tubes:
  • One warm / opaque and one cool / transparent version of each primary color (Red, Yellow, Blue).  
  • One of each secondary color (orange, green, violet).  
  • Two earth umbers (opaque and transparent).  
  • One warm white and one cool white.  

Lead White: Thomas Harding Lead Stack White




Warm, velvety, lustrous white great for flesh painting.
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Titanium White: Gamblin
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Burnt Umber: Old Holland


Beautiful flesh shadows when mixed with cadmium orange or ultramarine.
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Raw Umber: Old Holland


Transparent with cool green undertones perfect for underpainting, block-ins, grisaille and wipe-outs
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Permanent Alizarin Crimson: Gamblin


Transparent cool red perfect for flesh tones, makes a rich black with Sap Green + Ultramarine
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Cadmium Red Light: Old Holland
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Cadmium Orange: Old Holland


Mix with Cerulean Blue to make a rich grey
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Lemon Ochre: Williamsburg Paint


Superior yellow ochre without heavy green undertones
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Cadmium Yellow Light:  Old Holland
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Sap Green: Williamsburg Paints


Transparent, cool and rich, great for flesh painting and landscapes.
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Cerulean Blue: Old Holland


Versatile warm blue for landscapes, makes a rich gray with Old Holland cadmium orange.
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Cobalt Blue: Old Holland
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Ultramarine Blue: Old Holland


Transparent with green overtones, great for under-paintings and transparent shadows, mixes with Sap Green + Alizarin to make a rich black.
Manganese Violet Reddish: Old Holland
Black:  


Mix Sap Green + Permanent Alizarin Crimson + Ultramarine Blue for a rich transparent black.


Mix Burnt Umber + Ultramarine Blue for a rich opaque black.

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