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Materials that you will need for ‘Snowy Scenes’

  • Acrylic paint colours: white, yellow, red, blue. In this class I use:  titanium white, primary red, blue, and yellow. Other variations of these colours will work. I use black in the colour mixing exercise, but only use this if you have it don't buy it.

  • I use a gel medium to give texture to the base layer (this is optional).

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.

  • Brushes - a medium flat brush (approx. size 10) & a small pointed brush (approx. size 1). I also use a household 1 ½ inch brush, which is optional. More brushes of varying sizes is helpful and need to be in proportion to your surface i.e. canvas, paper, board.

  • Paper - 3 sheets of 300g acrylic or watercolour paper (no bigger than A4). If you’re more experienced and have more time you can use: a canvassed panels, primed wood, supported canvases, or cradled wooden panels. In the video of this lesson I use sheets from Galleria Acrylic pad 10” x 7” (255 x 177 cm).

  • Supports - if using paper you will need 3 supports to attach the paper to. I use plywood panels 30 x 30 cm, but you can use cardboard from boxes.

  • Masking tape - I have found is the best for attaching the paper to the supporting surface.

  • A piece of paper (normal A 4 photocopy paper) and pencil for sketching compositions.

  • A pencil. I also use a charcoal pencil, but this is optional.



I make a simple viewing frame from:

  • A piece of paper (normal A 4 photocopy paper)

  • A ruler

  • Scissors, or a scalpel

  • Blue tac



  • I work from a colour print of the reference photograph. A good print will help, perhaps use photo paper. Alternatively, you could view the reference on a second screen from the video you are following.

  • The colour mixing exercise sheet. Alternatively you can draw your own version on a piece of paper or sketchbook.



  • Blue towel or kitchen roll.

  • A jar, or pot/s for water.

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

  • A hair dryer (to work at a faster pace).



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 copy of this video lesson click here.

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