Here are my top recommendations.
- Go to page 9 in my book to the Palette Planning Guide
- Read through the various triad combinations and select the one that you like best or that seems to resonate with you (your paintings, your way!)
- Return to pages 7-8 and review the paint and palette information. I recommended one set of tube paints to start with the colors corresponding to the triad you've selected.
- Decide on a palette type based on your budget and preference.
- Refer to pages 5-6 for information about paper and brushes.
- Visit the Materials Section on my website. (I'm an Amazon Affiliate. You can read more about there here.)
- Order one set of primaries based on the triad you've selected. I prefer M. Graham, Daniel Smith, and Schminke (all offered through my website)
- Order a #8 and #20 synthetic round (you should find something on my website, but ask if you're unsure) and a 1" synthetic flat for larger areas.
- Order #140 lb cold press paper (any of the brands listed on my website in size desired). I prefer Strathmore 400 series and Fabriano cold press for most uses.
- Order a palette or devise one using a piece of tempered glass on white paper or another white surface, white porcelain, or ceramic plates (thrift stores can be a good resource for these).
- Refer to the materials list on page 13 for anything else needed or desired.
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