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Materials that you will need for ‘The Dramatic Skies’ Video Lesson

  • Acrylic paint colours: white, blue (I use Cyan & ultramarine), yellow (I use primary).

       I also use Primary red to mix a grey, alternatively use black or a Payne’s Grey.

       N.b. Please avoid using very cheap acrylic paint (aimed at crafting or for children). It will be watery and dull in effect.             Suggested brands: Sennelier, Daler Rowney System 3, Winsor & Newton, Golden, Jacksons.


  • Brushes - a medium flat brush (approx. size 8) & a smaller pointed brush (approx. size 3).

      I also use a palette knife (which is optional). More brushes of varying sizes is really helpful and need to be in proportion           to your surface i.e. canvas, paper, board.


  • Board/Paper - In this video I use a plywood panel 14 x25 cm.  You can use 300g acrylic or watercolour paper. If you’re more experienced and have more time you can go bigger. I find that wooden panels are great for textured work like I use in this lesson. You can use a canvas panel, or canvas.

       N.b. I primed my wooden panel with GAC100, then Gesso. You can use p.v.a and then white household emulsion.


Optional – finishing touch with Gloss Medium. This will protect your painting and make the colours look richer and deeper. I use Galleria.




  • I work from a black and white version of the reference photograph. You can work from colour if you prefer. It can be useful to print your reference the same size as your Board/paper. A good print can help, perhaps use photo paper.





  • Blue towel or kitchen roll.

  • A jar, or pot/s for water.

  • A palette, you can use an old plate, or vegetable tubs or greaseproof paper.




Remember to protect clothing and surfaces with covers, an apron or old similar.

Acrylic paint is like glue, once dry it cannot be removed.

If you are in the UK these are the suppliers which I use:

Ken Bromley Art Supplies



To book your place on this class click here.

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