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My Favorite Art Supplies

Hey my friends.  I’m so glad that you have stopped by.  I would like you to spend some time with me today going through my favorite acrylic painting art supplies.  I’ve created this video below to help you in your art journey.  Regardless if you are painting with me,or just painting…these tips will certainly help you get started or stay motivated.  Below the video, I have provided links to most of the supplies mentioned.

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Just click on the picture of each item that you are interested in and it will take you right to that page.  Thanks for being here and…Happy shopping, friends!

Mixed Media and Acrylic Paper

The first 2 options are spiraled mixed media pads that are great for practicing your skills with paint strokes or even sketches and drawing.  The second 2 options are more expensive options that you can use to paint beautiful paintings on.

Bienfang Mixed Media -Pad - 12'' x 9'', 90 lb, 40 Sheets
Canson XL Mix Media Pad - 12'' x 9'', Portrait, 60 Sheets
Strathmore 400 Series Acrylic Pad - 9'' x 12''
Canson XL Oil and Acrylic Pad - 11'' x 14'', 24 Sheets

All Sizes of Canvases

Here are links to a variety of different levels of canvases, including canvas pads. I’ve also included value packs that are back stapled.  The last picture will take you to the blick premier splined canvases with a little more professional finish and quality.  The canvases called “traditional” are 7/8″ thick and the canvases called “gallery” are 1.5″ thick.  Your canvases that I call SHELF SITTERS are the gallery canvases that are either 6×6, 5×5 or 4×4

Fredrix Canvas Pad - 8'' x 10'', 10 Sheets
Blick Super Value Canvas Pack - 11'' x 14'', Pkg of 7
Blick Premier Traditional Profile Cotton Canvas - 11'' x 14''
Blick Economy Cotton Canvas Panel Classroom Pack - 8

blick Wood Panels

Here are some of the links that will take you to all of the wood planels.  These are some of my favorites to paint on.

Blick Studio Artists' Wood Panel - Gallery Cradle, 5
Blick Studio Artists' Wood Panel - Flat Cradle, 8


There a ton of different acrylic paints that you can purchase, from craft paints (in the little bottles) to higher grade acrylics (in the tubes).  If you follow any of these links below, it will take you to the page for all of the paint colors and sizes for that particular brand.

Blick Studio Acrylics - Set of 6 colors, 120 ml tubes
Golden Heavy Body Artist Acrylic Set - Introductory Set, .75 oz Tubes
Blick Artists' Acrylic Set - Assorted, Set of 12 color, 2 oz tubes
Liquitex Basics - Alizarin Crimson Hue, 4 oz tube
Liquitex Heavy Body Artist Acrylics - Primary Set, Set of 4 colors, 2 oz tubes

Paint Brushes and Palette knives

My recommendation for paint brushes is to find a variety pack at first.  Eventually you will want 3 different sizes (small, medium, and large) of each: Flat brush, Round brush, Filbert brush, Angle brush.  A set of liner/detail brushes will also come in handy.

Royal Langnickel Soft Grip Golden Taklon Brush Set - Beginner, Short Handle, Set of 5
Royal Langnickel Soft Grip Golden Taklon Brush Set - Starter, Short Handle, Set of 5
Princeton Real Value Brush Set - 9156, White Taklon, Long Handle, Set of 6
Princeton Real Value Brush Set - 9140, White Taklon, Short Handle, Set of 6
Robert Simmons Simply Simmons Synthetic Brush - Liner, Short Handle, Size 2/0
Blick Painting Knives - Starter, Set of 3 Knives
Blick Painting Knife Set - Traditional, Set of 6

Paint Pens

Uni-Posca Paint Marker - Black, Brush Tip
Uni-Posca Paint Marker - White, Brush Tip
Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker - Black, Medium Point
Sharpie Oil-Based Paint Marker - White, Medium Point

Other Items

Blick Palette Paper Pad - 9'' x 12'', 50 Sheets
Masterson Palette Seal - 16'' x 12''
The Masters Clean-Up Kit
Conte Sketching Pencil - Carbon, 3B
Jullian Plein Travel Box Table Top Easel
Martin Mijello Water Bucket - Small
Blick Artists Acrylic Gesso - White, 16 oz jar
Royal & Langnickel Super Value Sponge Set - Set of 4

  1. Amy DeDoming says:

    Thank you! Looking forward to starting!

    1. Ginger LaCour says:


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