Oct 28, 2009


Colors I always have available on my palette are:

Ultramarine Blue Cadmium Yellow Medium
Cobalt Blue Lemon Yellow
Viridian Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Red Medium Transparent Oxide Red (Rembrandt)
Terra Rosa Ultramarine Red- violet hue
Alizarin Crimson Titanium White
Ivory Black Payne's Gray
Burnt Umber Cadmium Orange
Cerulean Blue Venetian Red
Burnt Sienna

The final color is a light lavender mixture:( White- Ultramarine Blue- Alizarin Crimson) it helps to cool
the colors without changing the values, great tip from J. Lipking.

I use an array of the Langnickle #5590 Series, they are heaven on earth. Nothing performs the magic that these brushes
do. They wear out fairly quickly so you have to take care and clean them well and wrap them to form & dry. I will post a
pic on how I do that, it's a great tip.

I also use an bristle brushes, in all different sizes most are filberts with a semi rounded edge. I few
liner brushes very small for detailed work and a hake brush for blending along with several fan brushes. I will post
a pic of a cool little brush I found recently will funny long hairs on it for pulling color around. I use several
different sized palette knives to add large areas of color and a very flexible mid-size one to mix colors on my palette.
I also use a recycled mini flag pole as a mahl stick, I'm looking for a light weight cane to replace it so it will hang ready off to the side of the canvas for a quick grab and steady hand. :-)
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