Supplies Brushes: nylon bristle 3/4 and 1/2 inch one-stroke brushes Canvas: 18x24 DIY canvas or commercial canvas with decent tooth Disposable palette or glass palette Paper Towels Masking Tape Artist Grade Acrylic Colors, such as Liquitex or Golden
Preferred Colors: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Viridian Hue, Ultramarine Blue (Green Shade), Phthalocyanine Blue (Green Shade), Yellow Oxide (Ochre), Red Oxide (Terra Rosa) Ivory Black
Minimum Palette: Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Viridian Hue, Ultramarine Blue (Green Shade), Red Oxide (Terra Rosa), Ivory Black
Subject Matter: Use a photograph of a simple interior or exterior with a clear foreground and background. If you are struggling to find a subject, you may use my photographs of the friary. You'll find them linked here.
Tips for Success
Select a simple subject: the complexities of glazing a scumbling enhance commonplace subjects.
Take a photograph for the purpose of making this painting.
When photographing, stand 20 - 30 feet from your subject.
Capture your subject in the morning or later afternoon: the warmer temperature of the light will make it easier to differentiate the lights and darks of your subject.
Use as few colors as possible in each mixture of paint. You'll have an easier time remixing when necessary, and your colors will be more brilliant.
Look for warm and cool contrasts between shadow and light in each area of the composition.