Monday, June 9, 2014

Materials: E. M. Gist

Here are a list of materials I prefer for my finished studio paintings. The ruler is in there for scale, though I do use one as a mahl stick from time to time.

My pallet: all Winsor Newton brand unless otherwise stated
cadmium lemon, cad yellow, cad yellow orange, cad orange(Gamblin), cad red light(Da Vinci), magenta(Old Holland), transparent red ochre(Le Franc), winsor violet, french ultramarine, cerulean blue, viridian, ivory black, titanium white(Da Vinci)

My brushes:
I use a large 2 inch Robert Simmons synthetic sable flat, Robert Simmons Signet bristle filberts ranging in size from 2 to 10, and Langnickel or Rosemary mongoose brights  (a good affordable substitute are the Princeton 6600 Filberts) from 2 to 10, Robert Simmons synthetic sable rounds 1 to 3.

My mediums/thinners:
To add viscosity and speed the drying time of my paints I typically use Liquin Fine Detail. To cleanse my brushes while painting and to cut the Liquin I use Gamsol.

Moving clockwise from the upper left, a small container for my Liquin, a paint ringer for salvaging, the remnants in my paint tubes, cotton swabs for working with thin paint, a medium size container for my Gamsol, paint scraper for cleaning my pallet, shop towels, old masters brush cleaner for cleaning my brushes at the end of the day, and in the middle a pallet knife.

Most of these materials can be purchased at any decent art store.

I will do a separate post on how I prepare my painting surface, but in the mean time I use gessoed hardboard.

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