Plein Air Acrylics

Supply list

I have noted in red the links to some websites where I buy my supplies

PAINTS

 

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.
 

Titanium White

 

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

 

Ultramarine Blue

 

Phthalo Blue or Cobalt Blue or Cerulean Blue

 

Phthalo Green

 

Burnt Umber

GOLDEN OPEN: http://www.dickblick.com/products/golden-open-acrylics/

GOLDEN: http://www.dickblick.com/products/golden-heavy-body-artist-acrylics/

LIQUITEX: http://www.dickblick.com/products/liquitex-heavy-body-professional-acrylics/

 

EASEL 

You will need a field easel for plein air painting.

You can explore some on the blick website. Keep in mind that some options don't offer you a space to put your palette, so you will need to add a side table or hold your palette with your hand. Most people prefer a light easel so it is easy to carry around. Just keep in mind that if it is too light, it will not be stable in a windy day.

PLEIN AIR EASELS: https://www.dickblick.com/categories/furniture/easels/plein-air/

 

PALETTE

 

The Masterson Sta-wet premier palette comes with a sponge and paper sheets to preserve the freshness of acrylics. Additionally you can use a spray bottle to add a mist of water from time to time to your palette.

http://www.dickblick.com/products/masterson-sta-wet-premier-palette/

 

CANVAS PANELS

In my workshop I suggest you bring one panel per day for a finished work, and optionally another panel per day just in case you want to do a quick sketch or an additional work. I recommend ​sizes between 9x12" and 12x16"

You can adapt this suggestions to your preferences, using smaller or larger sizes, doing more or less sketches and finished works. That depends a lot on your experience and if you work fast or not.

Any panel is good for quick sketches and studies but if you want some good quality panels, I recommend Raymarart panels. They have very good and expensive Linen canvases but I find that their portrait cotton canvas panels are a great quality for a reasonable price.

 

You will need also some panel carrier, I recommend the ones from Raymarat or from Panelpak

RAYMARART CANVAS PANELS AND CARRIERS: http://www.raymarart.com/

RAYMARART PANELS IN THE BLICK WEBSITE: https://www.dickblick.com/products/raymar-23sc-smooth-portrait-canvas-panels/

PANELPAK CARRIER: http://www.panelpak.com/

BRUSHES

 

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)

http://www.dickblick.com/products/silver-brush-bristlon-synthetic-brushes/

IVORY SOAP to clean brushes

 
PLASTIC CUP FOR WATER

METALLIC PALETTE KNIFE

I recommend to have at least one, small size and optionally a large size.

 

SMALL: http://www.dickblick.com/items/03117-1001/

LARGE: http://www.dickblick.com/items/03117-2011/

 

RAGS OR PAPER TOWELS 

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