This study period I am doing units that are not part of my degree because I am expecting to only be available sporadically due to other commitments.
VIS13 – Intro to Painting is a first level unit offered by RMIT.
It turns out this is an expensive unit simply because of the list of materials needed.
- A sketchbook
- Pencils – 2B or 5B
- Felt-tip pen (optional)
- Biro (optional)
- Charcoal – willow stick or soft, compressed charcoal.
- Several sheets of cartridge or university paper.
- Spray fixative for charcoal drawings.
- Art scrapbookCollage/photomontage materials
- Zinc or mixing White; or Titanium White
- Ivory Black, Mars Black or Lamp Black
- Raw Umber
- Paynes Grey
- Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Sienna or Raw Sienna
- Viridian Green, Windsor Green or Phthalo Green
- Phthalo Blue
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cobalt Blue or Monastral Blue
- Alizarian Crimson
- Cadmium Red (light or mid)
- Cadmium Yellow or Lemon Yellow.
- (Soft-hair brushes)
- number 8 round pointed nylon brush
- number 10 or 12 square nylon brush
- number 3 or 4 pointed round
- (Bristle brushes)
- number 10 or 11 square bristle brush
- number 9 or 10 round bristle brush
- number 6 or 7 square bristle brush
- two 5cm (2“) all purpose brushes for preparing canvas
- trowel-style knife
- Masking tape
- Glue (gum) for sticking paper
- Gesso for priming canvas; either artist-quality or cheaper student-quality (two litres)or, acrylic house paint (white)
- Strawboard or cardboard (eight pieces) as supports for collage works
- Scissors or small cutting knifeready-made mediums
- Jars and rags
- ready prepared canvases 41x51cmwhite undercoat
artists who paint thinly with a
great deal of detail prefer a finely woven canvas. Artists who use strong gestural marks and
impasto may prefer a coarse, open weave canvas.