Drawing into Painting Supply List

  • Drawing paper, 18 x 24, at least 10 sheets
  • Ebony, or HB and 4B pencil, eraser, sharpener
  • scissors
  • Palette paper pad from art store, or wax paper from grocery store. 
  • Palette knife for mixing (I prefer metal over plastic.)
  • Inexpensive pre-stretched canvas, at least 16 x 20, but feel free to go larger, up to 20 x 30 is also nice (your choice)
  • Basic set of 12 acrylic paints*
  • Or if you think you will continue painting, invest in acrylic paint tubes. 
  • Colors recommended:
  • Cadmium red, alizarin crimson
  • Ultramarine blue, cobalt blue, phthalo blue
  • Cadmium yellow medium, cadmium yellow lemon, yellow ochre
  • Viridian green, permanent green, phthalo green or phthalo turquoise 
  • Carbazole violet or dioxazine purple
  • Burnt umber
  • Titanium white
  • Ivory black (optional, because I will show you how to mix beautiful blacks)

Brushes provided.

Feel free to bring any assortment if you already own any.

If you would like to buy brushes, these are recommended (synthetic tends to be better for acrylic):

  • Try an array of sizes (at least 6 brushes) between sizes 2 and 14, and a variety of shapes (round, flat, filbert)
  • Get at least one large flat or filbert (1.5 or two inches wide) 
  • Only one small detail brush necessary, stick with slightly larger brushes
  • One fan brush is nice for blending

* If you already own a set of gouache paints or oil paints, these may also work, but email me directly first to discuss, juliahstudio@gmail.com

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