__CONFIG_colors_palette__{"active_palette":0,"config":{"colors":{"37cf7":{"name":"Main Accent","parent":-1}},"gradients":[]},"palettes":[{"name":"Default","value":{"colors":{"37cf7":{"val":"rgb(125, 197, 85)","hsl":{"h":98,"s":0.49,"l":0.55}}},"gradients":[]},"original":{"colors":{"37cf7":{"val":"rgb(125, 197, 85)","hsl":{"h":98,"s":0.49,"l":0.55}}},"gradients":[]}}]}__CONFIG_colors_palette__
__CONFIG_group_edit__{"k5p8kjyf":{"name":"All Text(s)","singular":"-- Text %s"}}__CONFIG_group_edit__

Please find below a list of all the materials I currently use and love.

Easel

My favourite easel ever: A Hughes easel, model 3000.
I also use a small table easel from Jacksons for workshops but also in my studio for smaller work. My old Mabef easel comes out for workshops or when I need to work on two large pieces at the same time. 

Brushes

My favourite brushes, at the moment, are Jackson’s Shinku for broader work and Onyx for fine detail. Ask again in a few months as I might have changed (I change brands often).

Paint

My favourite paint is Vasari Oils. Also love Michael Harding paint and quite a few other brands (see here for my favourites).

Brush Cleaner

I clean my brushes with Master’s Brush Cleaner (when I remember ahem). During painting I just wipe on some kitchen towelling.

Palette

My palette is a wonderful grey disposable paper palette from New Wave. I love the fact it has no thumbhole as I don’t hold it but keep it next to me. 

Linen Boards

At the moment I like using Jackson’s linen boards as I prefer a rigid surface but also the fine texture of linen. 

Pastel

 I use a lot of different brands. My main workhorse is Rembrandt, but I also use Unison, Sennelier, Terry Ludwig, and Cretacolor pastels a lot.

Art Spectrum Colourfix

Pastel Paper

Varnish

I currently use Gamvar to varnish my oil paintings.

Ask me what else I use and I will add it here!


About the author

Sophie is an artist, art historian, tutor, author and blogger. She writes on oil and pastel painting, art history and the life of an artist. She paints portraits and still life and specialises in painting drapery and lace.

More to Read...

__CONFIG_group_edit__{"jumbzp5n":{"name":"All Column(s)","singular":"-- Column %s"}}__CONFIG_group_edit__
__CONFIG_local_colors__{"colors":{"b3390":"Border","2248f":"Button "},"gradients":{}}__CONFIG_local_colors__

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}