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Mixing with primary colors
Note: If you are having trouble mixing colors as a beginning painter, make sure that you are not using cheap craft paints. While these paints are sometimes suitable for crafts, their low level of pigment will have you frustrated when you are trying to mix colors and paint on canvas.
For the Acrylic Bootcamp course, we will be mixing all of our colors starting from primaries:
- Crimson Red: https://amzn.to/33EiFtA
- Cadmium Yellow: https://amzn.to/33FXveT
- Ultramarine Blue: https://amzn.to/2Ypn2oS
- Black: https://amzn.to/2XHCGfk
- White: https://amzn.to/3a6ZTfC
You will need three standard types of brushes that I use in most classes:
- A 1-inch wash brush: https://amzn.to/3aa5D8z
- A medium-sized, round brush: https://amzn.to/39z51bh
- A tiny round brush too, like this: https://amzn.to/2VRkCPC
You’ll need something to paint on. I love to use boxed canvases from value packs, such as these. You can paint on any size you like, but I favor the 12×16″ or 11×14″ sizes for my tutorials.
You will need palate paper like this.
You will need to put down some sort of protective covering on the tablespace where you are painting, such as a table cloth or butcher paper. You will also need paper towels and a water cup. (I usually get this kind of things at a dollar store)
Lastly you may choose to use an easel, I like these aluminum table top easels, and you may also want to wear an apron to protect your clothes.
Primary colors: Red, Blue, Yellow, Black and White
3 Brushes: Large and flat, medium and pointed, and a tiny detail brush
Everything else: Canvases, tabletop easel (optional), apron (optional), table cover (highly advised), palate and palate paper or paper plates, water cup, paper towels