Capturing the beauty of Nebraska's Wildlife as seen through my eyes.

Acrylics

Acrylic Tools

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Acrylic Paints

These are products I own and use.

 

  • Liquitex Basics Set– 24 set
  • Liquitex Basics Individual tubes.

TIP:  Hobby Lobby is my go to for purchasing Liquitex Basics.  Watch for sales or use a 40% off coupon!

I first aquired the small tube set of 24 Liquitex Basics to try out.  I’ve since purchased other colors in larger tubes as needed for wildlife painting.

 

My colors:

Basics: Titanium White | Transparent Mixing White | Unbleached Titanium White | Ivory Black | Mars Black

Basic Wildlife: Raw Umber | Burnt Umber | Burnt Siena | Raw Siena | Primary Yellow | Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue | Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue | Cadmium Orange Hue

Others: Quinacridone Magenta | Medium Magenta | Naphtol Crimson | Cadmium Red Deep Hue | Cadmium Red Medium Hue | Light Green Permanent | Hooker’s Green | Light Blue Permanent | Ultramarine Blue | Primary Blue | Phthalo Blue | Phthalo Green | Dioxazine Purple

 

My Acrylics

If you’re looking for an excellent teacher to learn acrylic painting I highly recommend:   Lisa Clough of Lachri Fine Art!

Stop by her website: Lachri Fine Art or her YouTube Channel:  Lachri Fine Art

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Brushes/Surfaces

These are products I own and use.

  • Master’s Touch White Taklon Bristle Brushes – various types.
  • Master’s Touch Synthetic Hog-hair Liner Brush size 2.
  • Master’s Touch Brown Taklon Filbert brush pack of 10.
  • Wet N Wild Blush Brush (used as a mop brush).

Master’s Touch is a Hobby Lobby brand.  While their brushes are in expensive, they work beautifully.

 

  • Master’s Touch Linen Collection Canvas
  • Fine Touch Canvas

 

Although I have not yet tried it, Fredrick’s Belgian Linen Pro canvas and Fredrick’s Blue Lable canvas are highly recommended.  I do plan to order some and give them a try.

Brushes

Master’s Touch Brushes
Wet N Wild Blush Brush
(used as a mop brush)

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Other Supplies

These are products I own and use.

 

  • New Wave Posh Palette – an incredible 12 x 16 inch glass palette.
  • Masterson Palette Seal
  • Titan Glass Scraper – To clean dried paint off my glass palette.
  • Paint Puck – Helps clean your brushes in your rinse water.
  • The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver.

 

Last but not least, my Derwent White Charcoal pencil for drawing on my canvas.

Other Supplies

Palette and Box

New Wave Posh Glass Palette and Masterson Palette Seal

Palette and Box

New Wave Posh Glass Palette and Masterson Palette Seal

Titan Glass Scraper

Titan glass scraper to clean my palette.

Paint Puck and Jar

Paint Puck (red) – placed in the bottom of my water jar, to clean my brushes.

Wet N Wild Blush brush used as a mop brush on paintings.

Brush Cleaner

The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver.
This is incredible cleaner!

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Chinook

Contrast is Key

In 2019, Chinook, an Eastern Screech Owl from the Raptor Recovery Center, was my very first acrylic painting.

Along with contrast, reflective light color was likewise important to make Chinook appear to be “in” the scene, not just painted onto the scene.

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