Landscape Painting in Acrylic
All you need the first night is:
- A painting support surface (a pre-primed stretch canvas or canvas board; 9x12 or 11x14)
- Peanut butter or similar jar for water
- Palette or pad of palette paper
- #2 pencil
- A landscape picture you are thinking about doing (more than one is okay)
- If you are messy, an old shirt to wear as a smock
The following will be discussed the first night, then purchased for the second session. This allows for a group order if anyone wants to place one. Paints and brushes will be available the first night for students to use.
- Lemon yellow, or, if not available where you go, cadmium yellow light
- Cadmium yellow medium
- Cadmium red light
- Alizarin crimson (Dick Blick has this in brands: Golden, Liquitex, and Dick Blick)
- Thalo blue
- Ultramarine blue
- Surface support is what you will be painting on. 11” x 14” is a great size to start with. Only get a pre-primed support.
- Stretched primed basic ¾” canvas. If this is the first time you have painted or are fairly new, don’t go larger than 16” x 20”.
- Or canvas board
- Natural bristle brushes are best; however, they can be expensive.
- If you want to buy just a few brushes, get:
- #2, #10 and #18 flat
- #4 and #8 round
- You can also get a pack of brushes in a holder at Hobby Lobby that is great for beginners. Usually contains about 12 brushes.
- Peanut butter jar with lid for holding water
- If you are messy, an old shirt
- Palette paper
- Or plastic palette and plastic cling wrap
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Any questions, please e-mail me at email@example.com or call instructor John Foster at 636-288-8887.