What all do I need to start Painting?
Before you start out for a painting expedition the essentials that you would need are:
After deciding on which kind of painting you are interested in, primarily you need a set of paints be it acrylic or oil paints. It is advisable to start out with small measures, essential colors which are not expensive.
The second most important essential for painting are the paint brushes. As a beginner you do not need many brushes except a few bristle brushes. It’s best if you go in for 2 small, 2 medium and 2 large brushes to start with.
This refers to the liquids you need besides your paints to mix them with for ideal painting. Each type of paints come with an ideal medium and to give finishing and smooth application, medium is essential to be bought with the paints be it oil or acrylic.
This is only needed for oil paints as brushes dipped in oil paints cannot be cleaned with water or any other cleaner.
You need a surface to paint on. It can either be paper (ideal for beginners), wood or canvas. The paint would be applied on whatever you have sketched on the surface.
If you are new to painting it is better to sketch out what you intend to paint upon with a graphite touch pencil i.e. a charcoal pencil.
You would need a solid object on which you can put colors and mix them easily. It should be big enough to hold many colors.
An easel that is of your height and can hold your surface securely, helping you to paint easily is another essential for painting.
This is needed to wipe your brushes, dirty hands or clean any fallen paint or so. It is essential to keep either an old piece of cloth or newspaper by your side.