Greg Storer Art

optional drawing and sketching supplies:
round graphite sticks
black (compressed) charcoal
compressed white charcoal
conte
a drawing board (18 x 24)
quality drawing papers and pads

Drawing:
the basics:
9 x 12 spiral bound sketchbook
pencils 
also nice to have:
vine charcoal
kneaded eraser
newsprint (paper) 18 x 24 or larger


Painting:
When you go to but paint, you will notice some manufacturers offer student grade and professional grade paint;  Student grade paints are less expensive than the professional grade. because the pigment used to make the color has been reduced or replaced with other fillers.  If I was a beginning painter, I would buy the student grade.  I would avoid the super cheap sets.

If you want to work with paint, but not with color, or you just want to keep your expense down consider working mono chromatic.   Black and white would be one option, my preference would be naples yellow and burnt umber (resulting in a sepia tone). 

basic pallet 
ultra marine blue
cad yellow med
alizarin crimson
burnt umber
titanium white
cerelean or prussion blue (optional)

extended primary palette
ultra marine blue
cerulean or prussian blue
cad lemon
cad yellow med
cad red light
alizarin crimson
burnt umber
titanium white
ivory black

Earth colors, like naples yellow, burnt and raw sienna, burnt and raw umber, yellow ochre, terre rosa, transparent red oxide, to name a few are nice to have on your palette. You could mix any of them from primary and secondary colors but it would be slower and more expensive.

oil painters will need:
paper towels (Bounty are the best)
a small container for clean mineral spirits,
a silicoil brush cleaning tank
Gamsol mineral spirits, (NO SUBSTITUTES)
a palette (disposable or wood)
pallet knife
brushes, I prefer bristle filberts and rounds. i also like Plaza brand synthetic.  Varying sizes depending on you canvas sizes.
gessoed stretched canvas, canvas boards, or canvas paper
brush soap and brush shaper

oil supplies optional:
galkyd or liquin (will add flow to paint and speed drying time)
stand oil  (ads flow but slows drying time)
sand paper

acrylic painters will need:
paper towels (Bounty are the best)
brushes, I prefer bristle filberts and rounds. i also like Plaza brand synthetic.  Varying sizes depending on you canvas sizes.
gessoed stretched canvas, canvas boards, or canvas paper
brush soap and brush shaper

acrylic supplies optional:
sand paper

Art Supplies:  Students work with a variety of mediums in class.  Often, beginning students focus on drawing skills, then move into color mediums like oil or acrylic paint or pastel.  Purchase from your favorite art supply store, or we can order for you from our online supplier.  Here are my recommendations. Call me with any questions 513/403-6255.

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