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Question by viva la juicy: If I want to get started on acrylic painting, what are the basic materials I need?
I took an acrylic canvas-painting art class and would really like to pursue it as a hobby in my own home. What are the basic materials (specific brushes/paints/ect) I need to buy? What kind of brushes or colors of paint do I need to get (this is for medium to large canvases)? Kind of like an acrylic painting starter kit?
Also, can you reccommend any inexpensive but good quality brands of brushes and paints to start out with?

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Answer by metalholics18
I would say get something not very expensive, you want to get used to the paint before you start buying the good stuff.
Liquitex Basic is okay
Obviously you would need a few paint brushes, i would get like 4 different sizes and different shapes to test them out.

and to paint on, you could get canvas, but that could get a little expensive, i would stick with a durable paper. You can paint on wood panels, but you may need gesso for it to stick.

Get something to mix your paint on, a cup of water, a papertowel and go to town.

have fun.

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Question by viva la juicy: If I want to get started in acrylic painting, what are the basic materials I need?
I took an acrylic canvas-painting art class and would really like to pursue it as a hobby in my own home. What are the basic materials (specific brushes/paints/ect) I need to buy? What kind of brushes or colors of paint do I need to get (this is for medium to large canvases)? Kind of like an acrylic painting starter kit?
Also, can you reccommend any inexpensive but good quality brands of brushes and paints to start out with?

Thanks!

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Answer by abbignome
I’ve gotten some really nice brushes a couple of times at Wal-mart. I can’t tell you the name of them because when they get wet, the paint pops off them along with all the identifying information, but they’re dark green with goldish colored bases. They’re less than $ 6 for a set of 8, I think and they don’t shed hair, the bristles are firm but not too firm, hold their shape well and withstand a lot of use. I do my detail painting (really really detailed) for my wood crafts with them and they hold up very well even going over sometimes bumpy and splintery wood.

As for paint, Liquitex is a good brand. Once you get more into it, you might want to try something more specialized, but until you get a feel for it, just use basic colors and mix them. You’ll definitely need black, green, blue, red, yellow, white (titanium), and brown. Everything else you can mix yourself or buy the paint, your choice on how you want to do it. Also remember to have some plastic wrap handy so you can cover pre-mixed paints to keep them from drying out before you’re done with them. Sometimes you’ll need to do a touch up even a day or two later.

As for a pallette, I use a Corel Ware plate myself, easy to clean up, solid, lightweight, easy to handle.

If you’re really on a budget, starting out you can get the pre-mixed bottles of acrylics and use those. They’re decent quality, but tend to be “flat” on colors most of the time.

If you’re like me, you’ll start packratting things and over time add bits and pieces to have a nice setup soon. Watch for sales and deals.

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Question by viva la juicy: If I want to get started in acrylic painting, what are the basic materials I need?
I took an acrylic canvas-painting art class and would really like to pursue it as a hobby in my own home. What are the basic materials (specific brushes/paints/ect) I need to buy? What kind of brushes or colors of paint do I need to get (this is for medium to large canvases)? Kind of like an acrylic painting starter kit?
Also, can you reccommend any inexpensive but good quality brands of brushes and paints to start out with?

Thanks!

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Answer by Math Chick
There’s a lot of brushes to choose from. The thing to keep in mind is that they can’t be coarse, they have to be smooth and feel like one of those soft makeup brushes. If you’re using a large canvas, you need bigger, flat brushes. An angled brush is also good. I’d buy a set with assorted sizes. Smaller brushes are good to have, but i’m not sure how much they’re needed for this project. Just make sure to buy acrylic paint that are in tubes, rather than bottles, because the ones in bottles tend to be a lot thinner and wouldn’t look good on a canvas. I wouldn’t go to michaels because i spent $ 70 on oil paint there before and the set wasn’t even that big. I then went to staples and bought oil paint and acrylic paint for $ 12 each. I would suggest going to staples or walmart.

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Question by viva la juicy: If I want to get started in acrylic painting, what are the basic materials I need?
I took an acrylic canvas-painting art class and would really like to pursue it as a hobby in my own home. What are the basic materials (specific brushes/paints/ect) I need to buy? What kind of brushes or colors of paint do I need to get (this is for medium to large canvases)? Kind of like an acrylic painting starter kit?
Also, can you reccommend any inexpensive but good quality brands of brushes and paints to start out with?

Thanks!

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Answer by pussycat66
hey

umm for starters dont go buying lots of different shades of one colour its piontless just buy the primary colours red,blue and yellow these three colours make any colour you want when mixed however i also recomeend getting ALOT of white paint and some balck paint as well i use derivan paint (its australian so im not sure if u can get it unless ur australian) and it costs about 5 dolllars each for a medium tube you can get massive tubs of it but im not sure how much it costs. with the canvas it dosnt really matter wat canvas you use thas my opinion anyway but if you want a recommened brand go for mount motre canvases. for brushes get a wide variety(some thin some thick some britsled white hairs and some smooth black hairs this allows you to make different textures).i use paint brushes from bunnigs ware house lol also australian:D

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