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Materials that you will need for ‘The Eye’ Video Lesson

Materials that you will need:

  • Acrylic paint colours: white and black. In this class I use:  titanium white and mars black. You can mix a dark tone with your primary colours (shown in snowy scenes lesson). Please avoid using very cheap acrylic paint, 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 6) & a small pointed brush (approx. size 1). More brushes of varying sizes is really helpful and need to be in proportion to your surface i.e. canvas, paper, board. I alternate between 6 different brushes during this video.

  • Paper - 1 sheet of 300g acrylic or watercolour paper. If you’re more experienced and have more time you can use: a canvassed panel, primed wood, supported canvases, or cradled wooden panels. In the video of this lesson, I use sheets from Winsor and Newton Galleria Acrylic pad 10” x 7” (255 x 177 cm).

  • A piece of paper (normal A 4 photocopy paper) as a mask and scissors to cut it.

  • A pencil and ruler

  • Blue tac


  • I work from a colour print of the black and white reference photograph. If you print the Word document, I have provided it has a red grid for you. If you print directly from the photograph you will need to draw a grid. A good print will 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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