I'm preparing my studio for a new season of teaching, so purchasing paint, canvas, brushes and various other studio items is on my mind constantly. I've done some online shopping, which has taken a fair amount of time, so I thought I'd share with you what I've decided on.
I'll be offering both water soluble oil and acrylic instruction, because I'm well experienced with both these mediums. My favorite brand is Winsor & Newton for oil and also acrylics. Here are some sets that have all we need to get started:
And here we have Acrylic sets:
So you've got the paint, now you need brushes that work with it. Don't just buy brushes willy-nilly; you'd be amazed the difference the right brush for the job makes!
For water soluble oils and acrylics you can use the same brushes, because they are both water based. As for type and size, think about what you'll be doing with them. For fine line work you'll need a brush with long fine bristles. For blocking in underpaintings, use a flat brush, at least 1.5 inches wide. Then you'll need several sizes of brights (square, flat), a couple round (one large and one small along with the liners I mentioned); and my favorites, filberts (curved and flat). You'll need three sizes ranging from 3/4 inch to 1/4 inch. And don't forget that you'll need some hardware store wide flat brushes for blending. I go through a bunch of these and the cheap ones work just fine.
Here are some inexpensive but very serviceable brushes:
Now here are some professional brushes for water soluble oil or acrylics. I've shown just two, but when you click on them you'll find many more at Michael's:
In another post, I'll show you some great supports, such as canvas types, board types, and wood panels. See you next time!
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