"I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else." - P. Picasso
I am often asked what colors I use to paint with. Since my portraits are done in oil,
the palette is pretty generic and often features the inorganic mineral based pigments.
With acrylics, however, I get a little more expansive in my color choices.
The acrylic palette features a number of vibrant organic synthetic pigments that
compliments the experimental work I do in acrylics and mixed media.
Favorite palette for oils - contains warm and cool versions of the primaries, black, white,
and a couple browns.
Permanant alizarin crimson
Favorite palette for Golden fluid acrylics - love these intense vibrant colors.
The ones in red are must haves (for me). Keep in mind that I like a saturated,
earthy palette heavy in the warm colors- you might not need 4 yellows.
Hansa Yellow Medium
Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold
Alizarin Crimson Hue
Transparent Red Oxide
Manganese Blue Hue
Favorite acrylic mediums - these mediums go into almost every abstract piece
Golden gel medium - comes in soft, heavy, various consistencies.
I use regular. Dries clear.
Gloss medium/varnish (Liquitex) or GAC 100 (Golden) - a more fluid version
of the gel medium. Dries clear
Elastomeric Custom Patch - inexpensive version of Golden modeling paste
available at Home Depot. Dries white.
Liquitex Soluvar - comes in matte and gloss. Has UV filters. For use on oils or acrylics.
Self-leveling, brush on, removeable.
MDF panels - available at Home Depot in 2x4 foot sheets - they will cut it for you.
Comes in 1/4 or 1/2 inch thickness. Excellent for collage
with heavy metals, nails, brads, etc.
Prepare with a couple layers of gesso.
Paramount Professional Gallery Wrap canvas - heavy 15 oz canvas supports
the collage materials and textures of my abstract work.
I usually order online with aswexpress.com.