My preferred acrylic paints, brushes and accessories
We recommend you have warm and cool reds, blues and yellows.
we love the Atelier A2 Acrylic paint range! they are 120mls.
COLOURS: Alizarin Crimson ( Cool Red), Cadmium Yellow Light ( Cool Yellow), Ultramarine Blue (Warm Blue),
Phalo Blue (Cool Blue), Cadmium Scarlett Hue (Warm Red), Titanium White (White), Ivory Black (Black), and Chromacryl Student Skin Tone Base (Warm Yellow)
These acrylic paints are in 75ml tubes and are a great starter pack for kids or adults who just want to try painting without a large expense.
COLOURS: Cool Yellow, Cool Blue, Warm Blue, Warm Red, Cool Red, Black, White, Skin Tone Base
For oil painting, make sure what you choose is a reputable brand. These brands are part of our discounted art supplies and offer good quality. Archival Oils, & Art Spectrum Oils, (both made in Australia) http://chromaonline.com/products/au/archival_oils https://artspectrum.com.au/products/artists-oil/ Maimeri Classico, (made in Italy) https://www.maimeri.it/en/products/oil/classico.html Daler Rowney Georgian Oils (made in England) https://www.daler-rowney.com/georgian-oil-paint/
I use an Odorless Fat Medium for flow and a Smooth Gel Medium for Impasto work. Both Archival Brand and both fast drying.
Here are the colours I would pack on an oil painting trip. Titanium White, French Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Phalo Blue, Primary Magenta, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Lemon Yellow, Flesh Tint, Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Paynes Grey, Violet, Phalo Green, Sap Green, Raw Umber.
Your basic brush set for acrylic painting or oil painting should include a Filbert, size 4 to 6 depending on brand. Ideally 1cm across. 1 size 2 flat brush, Size 12 Flat Brush, Size 12 Round Brush, Size 2 Round Brush, Size 0 Round Brush and Size 0 or 00 round detail brush.
I use a variety of Palette knives. They are good for oil painting or acrylic painting. Here are a few of my favourite shapes. I would recommend you get a rectangle and a triangle. I also use the Atelier Heavy Gel Gloss Impasto Medium when using Acrylic paint. We have packs of plastic palette knives for sale as part of our discounted art supplies. Contact us for more info.