Painting with Artist Jackie Stacharowski
© 2008 -
My Class: Open Studio -
Recommended Supply List
Everyone works on their own projects at their own pace. All mediums are welcomed.
Painting surface -
stretched canvas is preferred. Watercolor paper or pad 140lb
If using canvas: a portable or desk top easel -
but it is best to have one you can use in class as well as at home.
round bristle: 1 small approx. 1/4" and 1 large approx. 1/2",
1 liner brush , 1 soft angle brush 1/4" wide
you can add more brushes as you get a feel for the ones you prefer to use.
Avoid cheap brushes, get the best quality you can afford.
Watercolor palettes need contained spaces for the paint and an edge to control the water.
Palette knife -
and don’t work as well on the palette. A palette knife can be used for both tasks.
Odorless turp and glass container with a tight fitting lid.
If using a water medium bring 2 containers for water (one for clean and one for dirty/brush cleaning water.
Rags or paper towels. Old T-
Paints: A small ‘paint set’ will work. If you are working within a budget (and who isn’t).
The left column is a good starting selection. Try to avoid getting the ‘student’ grade paint.
To lower the cost, manufacturers put in more additives and that makes the paint harder to use.
You can add more colors as you get more comfortable with the paint.
START WITH ADD AS YOU GO
Titanium White Black
Ultramarine Blue Cerulean Blue,
Alizarin Crimson Cadmium Red Medium,
Sap Green Permanent Green?
Raw Umber Chromium Oxide (or Oxide of Chromium)
Burnt Sienna Raw Sienna
Yellow Ochre Lemon Yellow
Cadmium Yellow Medium
You can get lots of different colors and brands. But it is best to start with
the limited number of colors until you learn more about the colors and mixing colors.
To increase the buttery feel of oil paint and to decrease the drying time of the paints you may also use Linquin by Winsor & Newton.
Get the smallest bottle you can. You won’t use too much.
There are extenders available for acrylics to slow the drying time.
A bag or box or back pack (something with wheels is nice) to carry it all in.
A strong shallow cardboard box that can be used to carry the wet canvas in.
Large enough so the canvas can be laid flat. This will save your clothes and your car upholstery.
Wear comfortable clothes that you may get paint on. Oil paint can be washed out with
an Oil Soap such as Murphy’s, spot treat the area and wash it as soon as possible.
You may use an apron or smock if you prefer.
A plastic tablecloth or garbage bag that will cover the table to keep them clean.
If you have any questions or comments please contact me via e-
All work is copyrighted and subject to Federal Copyright Laws.
All rights are retained by Jackie Stacharowski unless otherwise negotiated.
The viewer of this information understands and agrees that these concepts are the property of Jackie Stacharowski
and may not be copied without the written agreement of the artist.