Painting The Feminine
SUGGESTED SUPPLY LIST
Below you will find a list of supplies that I suggest for my Painting The Feminine eCourse as well as a video where I go into more detail explaining the supplies.
Though please feel free to use any supplies you already have on-hand.
AN ART JOURNAL
In Painting The Feminine I personally use my altered book I started way back in 2015. 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 Canson Mixed Media, Fabriano Venzia sketchbook, and the Strathmore Visual Mixed Media Journal.
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:
Bright Aqua Green (Turquoise)
Brilliant Yellow Green
Cadmium Red Medium Hue
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
When it comes to painting I prefer long handle bushes over short. 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
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.
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.
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.
One of my absolute favorite mark-making tools is the Art Graf stick. But any water-soluble graphite will do!
Think: old photographs, scrapbook paper, magazines, adult coloring books are awesome -- especially the ones with just patterns. Any bits-and-pieces of paper magic you got lying around will do --even junk mail or old paintings you don't want.
Adhesive For Gluing Collage Ephemera
Sponge Brush For Gluing
I use THIS ONE.
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!
A COMPUTER/DEVICE WITH INTERNET ACCESS & AN EMAIL ACCOUNT
This seems kind of obvious.
MEMBERSHIP TO THE CONNIE SOLERA STUDIO LEARNING COMMUNITY
The Painting The Feminine course work is located at the Connie Solera Studio learning community hosted by Mighty Networks. You will be guided on how to create a free account after you register. You can also download the free Mighty Networks app for your phone or device.