VAStudio Painting Assignments

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VAStudio Painting Assignments Mar 6 2012
Gesso-primer: 250 ml.
Brands: Bijan’s, Liquitex, and Golden
Don’t buy Rheo tech
Paint:
Primaries: Red, blue, yellow.
1. Red: Cadmium Red Medium: good oranges
o Quinacridone Red: good purple and pink
o Alizarin Crimson: very dark red
2. Blue: Ultramarine blue
o Phthyalo blue: darker blue
o Cobalt blue
o Cerulean blue: sky, mixes the best.
o Prussian blue
3. Yellow: Cadmium Yellowlight
o Hansa yellow
o Naples yellow
o Burt siena: brown
o Brunt Umber: great for mixing.
White: titanium white
Black: iron-oxide back
Buy as much colors as you like
Mediums
Retarder: slows down your drying time
Gloss medium: glossy glazed finish
Matte medium: matte finish
Brushes
Gesso brush
Minimum 3 brushes:
1. Detail brush: #0 or #00
2. University brush: flat ferrule size 2 to 4
3. Fibert brush: the bristles go around (pointed tip). 6 to 8.
Get brushes that work for both oil and acrylic.
Synthetic or natural.
Better to spend on brushes than paint.
Fan brush: don’t get $3 fan brush
Containers for water
Pallet
Artist pallet
Plastic egg carton, use white paper or was paper.
White china plates
Disposable pallets
Mister: to keep the paint wet
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