Below are the supplies I recommend. Please bring what you have. I do highly recommend that you have gel medium, retarder, the Sta-Wet palette and disposable palette.
Photos – We’ll be painting from photos so bring a number of photos that include strong light and shadows. I’ll help you select the best ones to paint.
You don’t have to have the exact colors and are welcome to bring what you have. I like Golden brand acrylics but any brand is fine. You want heavy body acrylics not liquid. 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 or Hansa Yellow Opaque
- Titanium White
- Cerulean Blue Chromium
- Alizarin Crimson
- Phthalo Blue (Green Shade)
- Ultramarine Blue
I also like to keep the following colors on my palette but they are optional.
- Cadmium Orange
- Dioxazine Purple
I like the Golden mediums and retarder. The medium has the same consistency as the heavy body paint. The retarder is a thick liquid.
- Regular Gloss Gel Medium
- Retarder (liquid)