Painting with Artist Jackie Stacharowski

© 2008 - 2015

My Class: Open Studio - Painting as a Hobby

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Everyone works on their own projects at their own pace.  All mediums are welcomed.


Painting surface - either stretched canvas or canvas panels 11"x 14" or 16" x 20"

  stretched canvas is preferred. Watercolor paper or pad 140lb

If using canvas: a portable or desk top easel - there are some easels at the Rec. center you may use,

  but it is best to have one you can use in class as well as at home.

Brushes -   flat bristle: 1 small approx. 1/4" and 1 large approx. 1/2",

  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.

Palette - the best inexpensive palette to use is wax paper or freezer paper taped to a piece of cardboard.

  Watercolor palettes need contained spaces for the paint and an edge to control the water.

Palette knife - used to mix paints on the palette. Painting knives are springier

  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-shirts, towels - any cloth that is absorbent

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-mail or at (843) 446-5749

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