Art Supply Video
Watch this video to hear directly from Ginger Cook the different materials that you will need in order to paint the lessons that are present on this website.
You will need these supplies to participate in the lessons that Ginger teaches. Ginger likes these paint brands: Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint, (not Basic) or Golden acrylic (very expensive), or Matisse Structure acrylics (found on Jerry's Artarama, Windsor Newton also makes pro-grade of acrylics.)
Supply List For Master Artist Ginger Cook Classes!
These are the supplies that you will need to purchase from your local art supply store before your first Ginger Cook Acrylic Painting Class. All supplies can be purchased online or in stores such as Jerry's Artarama or Hobby Lobby. Brand names can be substituted. For best results - Structure or Heavy Body Professional Artist Acrylic Paint is recommended. If you buy the paint in jars, you will need some disposable plastic knives.
- 2 oz Matisse or Liquitex - heavy body acrylic in following colors:
- Ultramarine Blue
- Pthalo Blue
- Yellow Oxide
- Cadmium Yellow Medium
- Napthol Red
- Cadmium Red Medium
- Dioxazine Purple
- Burnt Umber
- Burnt Sienna
- Mixing or Zinc White
- Titanium White - at least 4 oz tube - this is used a lot
Additional Suggested Colors - Recommended for advanced painters
- Quinacridone Magenta
- Thalo Green for Water and Water Class
- Australian Sienna by Matisse or Azo Gold by Golden
- Acrylic GLOSS Medium Varnish (Liquitex)
- Various size brushes FOR ACRYLICS (rounds, shaders and angulars for smaller paintings)
- 9 x 12 waxed palette paper pad for acrylic or styrofoam disposable plates
- 6 x 8 canvas paper pad for VLL and YouTube Live Lessons
- 8 x 10 and larger canvas boards for VLL Lessons
- Up to 16 x 20 and larger canvas boards or stretch canvas for WW Classes
- Newsprint Paper Pad or Printer/Copy paper for practicing brush strokes
- 1-2 squares soft pastels - grey, white or tan (Prismacolor Nupastels work great)
- White charcoal/pastel pencil
- Metal palette knife (at least one, variety is great)
- Container for water (plastic bowl or old mug), rags and appropriate clothes (apron, old clothes - one of dad's old shirts buttoned on backwards works great)
- The Master's Brush Cleaner and Preserver (for cleaning brushes at the end of session)
It is important to clean your brushes at the end of your painting session to keep them working at their best. A mild soap and water will also work, just reshape them and let dry.
You can use actual small wood frame canvases, and or a pad of watercolor paper. 6 regular Styrofoam plates, 2 large plastic cups half filled with water. A large old t-shirt to use as a painting smock. Also, you will need a hairdryer plugged in and close to your painting area. Due to the hairdryer's large electricity demand, it is suggested to use a different outlet than your computer is plugged into. Note: Acrylic Stains, so be sure to prepare your painting area with newspaper or a drop cloth over your table and floor.