Look over this handy list of supplies before you start an acrylic painting. Whether you're taking your first art class or painting a masterpiece at home, this checklist gets you prepared.

  • Brushes: You need a couple of sizes (small and larger) of each of the following:

    • Pointed round brush (#4, #8)

    • Flat (quarter inch and half inch)

    • Liner (#0000, #1)

  • Palette Knife

  • Paints:

    • White: Titanium White

    • Black: Mars Black

    • Red: Primary Magenta, Quinacridone Red or Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light

    • Yellow: Primary Yellow, Diarylide Yellow, Yellow Ochre

    • Blue: Primary Cyan, Ultramarine Blue, Phthalocyanine Blue

    • Orange: Pyrrole Orange or Cadmium Orange

    • Green: Permanent Green

    • Violet: Dioxazine Purple

  • Palette

  • Surface to paint

  • Water container and water

  • Paper towels

  • A tote bag or toolbox to carry all your supplies