Quick rundown of my art supplies

January 2, 2018


Hi there! So, I’m often asked what supplies I use to create art. I decided to give you a quick rundown of the last supplies I purchased. Some of which I’ve used and others I haven’t.



  • Jerry’s World’s Greatest Gesso 1 quart – I haven’t used this one yet. I bought it to prime a custom canvas I have. I got this one because it was recommended by a Jerry’s Artarama employee who is also an artist, and I thought I’d give it a try.


  • Jerry’s Cast-Away Palette 9x12, 50 sheets heavy weight 35lb for oils, acrylics, caseins, alkyds and egg tempera. I have used this one before and I really like them. It makes cleaning up easy. I got them in two sizes since I use the smaller one for when I go traveling.  


  • Jerry’s Cast-Away Palette 12x16, 50 sheets heave weight 35lb for oils, acrylics, caseins, alkyds and egg tempera. Same as above, although this is my preferred size. It gives me more room for mixing!


  • Lukas Cryl Terzia – 12ml Acrylic Colours, this set has 12 colors which include: titanium white, primary yellow, cadmium yellow light, cadmium red deep hue, primary red, primary blue, ultramarine, viridian hue, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, umber and ivory black. I’ve never used these before and I’m looking forward to trying them out! I think I got them on sale for like $5 bucks and I just couldn’t say no. I’ve tried the Lukas professional oils and I love them, so I wasn’t hesitant about getting the acrylic version.


  • Gamblin’s Refined Linseed Oil (drying oil) 16.9fl oz – there are many types of oils you could use for oil painting, but so far my favorite is linseed oil. Why is it my favorite? Simple! I haven’t tried any other because every time I go online to do research on which oil to use. I always end up going back to linseed oil. So for now, I’ll stick to this one. I figured that to really see what it can do, I should stick to it for some time.


  • Gamblin’s Gamsol 33.8fl oz – 100% pure odorless mineral spirits. My favorite for cleaning brushes. Like it says, it doesn’t really smell that much and does a good job at cleaning. Although, I still make sure to keep a lid on it (all the time). Empty pasta sauce jars are great for storing this. After I use it to clean my brushes, I put the used liquid on the jar. Then, when it gets separated from the paint, I pour the clear portion on a separate jar. For it to get separated, you just gotta wait it out. I usually just leave it over night or longer. This way allows me to keep on reusing the used Gamsol.



  • Winsor & Newton Brush Cleaner & Restorer 480ml/16floz – for dried acrylic & oil colour. My art instructor recommended this one to me. I haven’t used it yet. I’ll do a review on it and let you know how it goes!



  • Creative Mark Pro-Tones All Media Toned Painting Panels 6x8 grey box of 12 – triple primed, professional grade 11oz weight, 100% cotton canvas, acid-free for archival grade quality, professional quality for oils, acrylics, gouache and pastels. Subscribe to my YouTube channel so you get alert of my review.


  • Fabriano Studio Watercolor Cold Press 25% cotton 140lbs 8x10 pad, qty 12 sheets. I’ve tried the Arches watercolor paper and I love it. However, it is expensive and I thought I’d try a less expensive for practicing and to try other options.






I included the sizes and quantity of each because I know that when you’re first starting out, you’re clueless as to how much of something you should buy. And then you’re like… what if I don’t like it? When I’m trying out something for the first time, I tend to buy smaller quantities.


So that’s it my friends! I hope you found this helpful.



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