Painting The Feminine Supply List

Thank you for your interest in Painting The Feminine. 

Below you will find a list of supplies that are required for this adventure. Though the "Soul" purpose of Painting The Feminine is to elevate the artist you are called to be.  So please, feel free to use any supplies you already have on-hand and/or to integrate other forms of creative expression into the mix as well.

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Art Supplies & Additional Support
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Art Supplies

AN ART JOURNAL

In Painting The Feminine I personally use my altered book I started way back in 2016. You can choose to paint in an altered book, continue in an art journal/sketchbook you've already started, or purchase a brand new journal -- your choice! My three favorite brands to use for art journaling are the Fabriano Venzia sketchbook, the Strathmore Visual Mixed Media Journal, and the Canson Mixed Media.

FOUR CANVASES

When it comes to canvases I am not loyal to a certain brand. I do suggest purchasing four 16" x 20" canvases. This size is not too small nor not too large. We will be working on one canvas per week -- so you will not need all four canvases at once. If you live in the US, Micheals tends to have a sale on Artist Loft canvases quite frequently.

ACRYLIC PAINT

When it comes to paint brands I am the furthest away from being monogamous. Instead I've been having a wild love affair with paint brands Golden, Liquitex, Holbein, and my prized Mexico Politec paints for years! So first, use whatever acrylic paints you have on-hand. Second, if you don't have any acrylic paints at all I suggest starting out with Liquitex Basics. They key here is to stock up on colors that make your cells sizzle. Here are a few that I find absolutely scrumptious:

Titanium White
Ivory Black
Alizarin Crimson
Bright Aqua Green (Turquoise)
Brilliant Purple
Brilliant Yellow Green
Burnt Sienna
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Medium Hue

Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Cerulean Blue
Cobalt Blue
Dioxazine Purple
Portrait Pink
Naples Yellow
Magenta
Raw Sienna
Titan Buff

PAINT BRUSHES

Unlike paint, I am madly, wildly devoted to my Robert Simmons Titanium Brushes. I prefer the long handle bushes over the short as well. As for sizes I would recommend the following to get you started:

Brush Round #1 & #5
Brush Filbert #10
Brush Flat #12 & #6
Brush Broad #20

Though if you are not ready to invest in these brushes, any paintbrushes intended for acrylic paint will do. I would then recommend a various collection of brush sizes and shapes or to refer to the list above.

PALETTE

I find that ceramic and plastic palettes work best for pealing off left-over paint once it is dried. You can purchase a ceramic or plastic palette at any art store or using an old ceramic dish does the trick too.

PAINT RAGS

Be kind to our beloved Mother Earth and use paint rags instead of paper towels. I buy tons of cheap dishrags from the dollar store for mine--and throw them in the washer from time to time.

OIL PASTELS

I have three favorite brands of oil pastels that I use interchangeably--Faber-Castell, Holbein, and Portfolio Water-soluble Oil Pastels.  If you are new to oil pastels I suggest starting out with the Portfolio brand.

WATER-SOLUBLE GRAPHITE

One of my absolute favorite mark-making tools is the Art Graf stick. But any water-soluble graphite will do!

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT

A JOURNAL (STUDIO LOG)

I love to purchase a nice journal for my reflection writing and for dialoguing with my paintings. But an ordinary notebook or even a document on your computer will do as well.

A DAY PLANNER

For scheduling your daily art practice!

TECHNOLOGY

A CAMERA OR CAMERA PHONE

You'll need this to share photos of your work in the virtual classroom as well as to personally document your process as the workshop unfolds.

A COMPUTER/DEVICE WITH INTERNET ACCESS & AN EMAIL ACCOUNT

This seems kind of obvious.

A FREE ZOOM ACCOUNT

We use Zoom to meet live on Monday’s for our group discussion. It’s free and pretty user friendly. CLICK HERE to sign up.

A FREE FACEBOOK ACCOUNT

We use a private Facebook group as our virtual classroom. Here is where you will be able to post photos of your work, ask questions, & receive and provide feedback.

 

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