ACRYLICS SUPPLY LIST
You can buy materials in any art store but for your convenience I have included in this list the links to or other places where you can buy them.
In case you prefer to buy your supplies locally, find out about the different Plaza Art locations on
I strongly recommend artist grade paints like Liquitex or Golden, heavy body. If you want the paint to stay wet longer use Golden Open Acrylics.
Azo Yellow or Hansa Yellow or Cadmium Yellow
Indian Yellow or Cadmium Yellow Deep
Naftol Red or Cadmium Red
Quinacridone Violet or Quinacridone Rose or Alizarin Crimson Permanent
Phthalo Blue or Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue
The Masterson Sta-wet premier palette comes with a sponge and paper sheets to preserve the freshness of acrylics
For sizes up to 18x24 I mostly use canvas panels because they take less space to store. Also, if you use a canvas carrier they are easier to transport.
I recommend Raymarart cotton canvas panels and Raymar panel carriers.
CANVAS PANELS AND CARRIERS: http://www.raymarart.com/
For larger sizes I use Blick premier streched cotton canvas.
STRECHED CANVAS: http://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-premier-cotton-canvas/
MY BASIC BRUSHES:
I work mainly with Silver Bristlon Synthetic Brushes, flats. It is a personal preference and I think you should experiment also with other types to see what works best for you.
Silver Brush Bristlon Flat
2 brushes size 2 (I use this size for detail)
4 brushes size 6 (This is the size I use the most)
I tried to keep this recommendation (and the blick list) to the minimum, but you may need more brushes of each type if you don't want to clean them each time you change colors. Also for large works (18x24 und up) you may need a larger size, like #10
OTHER RECOMMENDED BRUSHES
If you want to experiment with different shapes, I recommend Bristlon Synthetic Brushes, Set of 4 (flat, filbert, bright and round)
If you want to experiment with natural brushes, I recommend Utrecht Natural Chungking Pure Bristle Brushes. They also have a set of 4 with different shapes and sizes.
METALLIC PALETTE KNIFE
I recommend to have at least one, small size and optionally a large size.
IVORY SOAP to clean brushes
Where to buy:
CVS or similar store.
BIG PLASTIC CUP FOR WATER
PAPER TOWELS OR RAGS
I use both Scott Shop Towels or Viva Paper Towels. Scott is more resistent than Viva but also more expensive.
Where to buy:
SCOTT SHOP TOWELS: Hardware store or Amazon
VIVA PAPER TOWELS: CVS or similar