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Below are the supplies recommended for the Fearless Floral Club. They are the same supplies that we used for the Fearless Florals Course with a few additions. I added two paint colors – zinc white and quinacridone magenta. I also added replacement paper and sponge for the Sta-Wet palette.
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You don’t have to have the exact colors and are welcome to use what you have. I like Golden brand acrylics but any brand is fine. You want regular, heavy body acrylics not liquid or “open”. Also, professional paints have more pigment than student grade allowing for richer colors. Below are the main colors on my palette.
Cadmium Red Medium
Cadmium Yellow Medium or Hansa Yellow Medium Opaque
Cerulean Blue Chromium
Alizarin Crimson Hue
Phthalo Blue (Green Shade)
Permanent Rose (This is a Winsor & Newton color); if you can’t find this color Quinacridone Red by Golden is similar
I also like to keep the following colors on my palette but they are optional.
I like the Golden mediums and retarder. The medium has the same consistency as the heavy body paint and it comes in packaging just like their jars of paint. The retarder is a thick liquid.
Regular Gel Gloss Medium (Golden has another product that is much thinner. You want the heavy body acrylic medium)
Synthetic Brushes – you are welcome to use what you have. I like brights and #2, #4, #6 are good sizes. I prefer the long handle brushes especially if you want to paint looser. I like the Silver Brush Bristlon All Media Brushes
Large Disposable Paper Palette Pad (without hole – 12 x 16 or larger)
Masterson Premier Sta-Wet Palette –Buy the red top palette – it has the sponge and special paper you will need. I keep all my paint in this palette box and mix on the disposable paper palette. My acrylic paint stays wet for a couple of weeks.
May also need the paper and sponge refills for the palette.
Card stock paper that will go through your printer for the mixing exercises. I use 65 lb white card stock.
Willow or vine charcoal (medium or soft)
Canvases or panels in the size of your choice – I use Ampersand Value panels in the smooth finish or Ampersand Gessobord but you are welcome to use what you like. I don’t however recommend the canvas panels. You can paint on Masonite or birch panels but I do recommend that you gesso them first.
Disposable gloves – I end up finger painting to smear edges so I like to wear gloves. You don’t want them too loose because they will just get in the way
ViewCatcher – I’m a big fan of a viewfinder. I use it to get the proportion of my canvas then select my composition.
Optional – Canson Assorted Color Pack of 19” x 25” Paper – These are the papers that I use as a background in my still life. You can find something similar at Michael’s in the drawing area. I have also included this on the Blick list.
Optional – Red value filter – I included this on the Blick list