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Nevermind The Interruptions, Just Make Art
Hello! How are things on your end? Great, I hope. As for me, there always seems to be some hurdle, obstacle or crisis that I must get over, around or through.
I know my passion is Art as it always has been. In addition to my personal faith, I use Art as a light, a beacon, to keep to my path. I constantly fill my mind with positive affirmations and art study to weather whatever I currently face. I intend to continue in this way because my own brand logic works well for me.
I'm on the road again and away from my small studio. I did manage to pack some art materials as I hurried out the door and to the airport. Here's what I brought along: (2) 9 x 12 Smooth Newsprint pads, (6) 2B Conte pencils and a single-edged razor blade to keep the pencils ready.
I'm comfortable using the smooth newsprint and Conte pencils these days to get down quick sketches. I hardly ever erase although I make mistakes often. I just try to learn and remember from my uh-oh's and move on. Much like life.
Yesterday, I was able to visit an art supply store and put together an on-the-road art kit. Try this list of art materials for your Art Bug-Out Kit. Please feel free to add and omit as necessary. Oh, and please write me with your personal on-the-road "must-haves".
Liquitex Professional Acrylic Heavy Body--
Titanium White, 138 ml
Cadmium Yellow Medium, 59 ml
Cadmium Red Medium, 59 ml
Cobalt Blue, 59 ml
Ivory Black, 59 ml
Brushes for Acrylic Paint - Revised
1-1/2" Gesso Brush
10 Flat (Optional)
8 Round (Optional)
6 Filbert (Optional)
2 Filbert (Optional)
Gesso, White, Super Heavy, 237 ml - Liquitex
Gesso, White, 118 ml - Liquitex
(Remember, you can mid-tone or color your painting surface by adding a small dabs of color to the Gesso applied to your surface.)
Bucket, Plastic - 1 gallon. 5 quarts maximum for portability. *Fill your bucket half-full with water to dip and wet your brushes for thinning your paints as desired and for brush and area clean up.
Canvas Pad, 9 x 12, 10 sheets - Fredrix
Palette Paper Pad, 9 x 12
Brush Soap - "The Masters" Brush Cleaner and Preserver, 1 oz. (I like Murphy's Oil Soap the best.)
Rubbing Alcohol - 70% or higher - (Use to remove paint and clean up. Also, use to create your preferred painting surface. Think texture, splashes and spots from drips and splashes of alcohol on your painting surface.)
VIVA Paper Towels
Floor and surface covering materials. Options--
Tarp, 6 feet by 8 feet - (A good portable size. Found at hardware stores. Get two tarps, if possible, to cover everything that should not get paint on it.)
Drop Cloth, Painters', 6 feet by 8 feet or larger - (Inexpensive. Found at Dollar Stores and hardware stores. Get two to cover everything that should not get paint on it.)
Shower Curtain, Plastic - (Inexpensive. Found at Dollar Stores, Walmart and Target. Get two to cover all that should not get paint on it.)
Table "Cloth" - (Inexpensive. Found at Dollar Stores, Walmart and Target. Get two to cover what should not get paint on it.)
Trash Bags, Large, White or Clear, Box or Roll
Masking Tape or Painter's Tape, 1"
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