More than the following basic supplies may be used.
(fan, angular, script and stencil)
Nine principal palette colors
(acrylic paint recommended)
Paint palette (disposable recommended)
(or jar of water)
(fine textured stretched recommended)
(table or floor model)
(for technique worksheets)
Number 1: Directional brush strokes
Number 2: Isolating regions of color and shape
Number 3: Highlights and details
Tips and techniques for painting on location
When painting indoors, at normal room temperatures (70 -78 degrees F.), the paints will retain moisture longer, allowing for long periods of smooth blending. In this setting, keeping the brushes moist by frequently dipping them in water will be sufficient. But move outdoors on a sunny, windy day and the paints will dry out quickly. Using a water sprayer, mist the canvas before beginning to paint and repeat as needed to retain moisture while blending colors.
Nylon or synthetic brushes are recommended for use with acrylic paints.
More than the following four basic brushes may be used.
The Fan Brush is used to paint sky, water, grass and foliage.
The Angular Brush is used to add details to wildlife, buildings and foliage.
The Script Liner Brush is used to refine highlights, branches of trees and add detail to small areas.
The Stencil Brush is used to shape leaves and bushes and add highlights to foliage.
Principal Palette Color Descriptions
Acrylic paints are recommended because they are fast-drying and easy to use. More than the following nine basic colors may be used.
Alizarin Crimson has a vivid tone and is blue red in appearance.
Yellow Light and Yellow Ochre are used to add warmth to other colors.
Brilliant Ultramarine Blue is blue purple in appearance and is used to create subtle transitions.
Hauser Green Dark and Aqua are used to intensify green hues.
Titanium White brightens, grays and expands all colors in the palette.
Burnt Carmine is used to darken greens.
Magenta is used as a stimulator and enhancer.