you choose to purchase pre-stretched store bought canvas
it must be portrait grade or smooth.
Used for toning canvas. If you wish to tone in oil you may,
but the surface must be completely dry by the time class
Paint: I have begun using
some Windsor & Newton Alkyds but it is up to you. The
Alkyd Colors I use will have an "A" next to them.
do not use water soluable oil paint. To me it is the same
principal as "fat free" potato chips....just -
Titanium White A
or Permalba White
Holbein Foundation Umber (Optional)
Naples Yellow (Optional)
Yellow Light A
Cad. Yellow Med. A
Indian Yellow (Optional)
Cad Red Lt. A
Alizarin Crimson A
Raw Umber Green Shade (Windsor & Newton) (optional)
Diox. Purple A
Cobalt Blue (Optional) A
Ivory Black A
Assorted Bristle Filbert and Flat
Princeton 4050R #4, #3, and #2 Watercolor Brushes (at least
I also like the Princeton 4050S stroke 1/4 flat brush -
Cheapest at "Misterart.com"
A few small soft brushes, Synthetic Mongoose, Sable etc.
1 Fan Brush size 12
I prefer to work on a toned palette:
Lightly sand a piece of 18 x 24 masonite. Mix Acrylic paint:
Black, Raw Umber, Yellow Ochre and White until you reach
a neutral brownish grey. (2 coats). The value should be
between 3 and 4 on the value scale.
Do not go too dark.
Coat with two coats of Polyurithane Varnish.
A grey toned paper palete
will also work or working on glass with grey paper underneath
Mineral Spirits (Gamsol is the best)
Gamblin Neo Megilp (optional)
Several small glass jars
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