VIS13: Intro to Painting

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.

  • Notebook
  • A sketchbook
  • Pencils – 2B or 5B
  • Eraser
  • 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
  • palette
  • 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.

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