We are all aware that painting is an art. In the most basic sense, it is the method of expressing itself through lines, colors, etc. With this definition, we can say that everyone can paint, although there are those who are really good at it. Some experts believe that a person who is good in painting is the person who can identify the relationship of colors with each other and can play with lines at the same time. Most people do not even know they are good in art, especially painting because they never really tried it. The best way to discover your talent or to hone the artist in you is through practice and exercise.
One big problem with starters is, where do I begin? There are a lot of art disciplines and I do not even know where to start. Do not worry. You can start with whatever interests you the most. Take for example acrylic painting. It's a good discipline to start with because its relaxed and free-flowing. But before you can start making art, you need to have the necessary materials first. I have listed some of the most basic necessities in acrylic painting. Their uses will also be included so that you can decide how helpful they will be in your painting.
1. Colors – OK, so painting would not be painting without colors. You do not have to buy the whole rack of colors for this one. Just get a few reds, yellows, blues, some whites, and grays. You must remember though that some paintings can be hazardous when it comes in contact with your skin so you need to check them out first.
2. Paint Brushes – The bare necessities. Same as colors, you do not need a bucketful of brushes when starting. Some experts suggest 2-4 brushes in different sizes so you can develop a preference for a certain size. When you do, then you only need that brush or an extra in your arsenal.
3. Palette Knives – Palette knives are useful in mixing colors together and can also be used to scrape some “errors” in the canvas when the paint is not yet dry.
4. Palettes – Acrylic paint dries easily when outside its tube. Because of this, experts suggest using those moisture retaining palettes. This way, you can squeeze different colors into your palette without having to worry about them drying out.
5. Canvas – When choosing for painting canvasses, make sure the canvas you purchase is already well stretched and primed so that you can go directly to painting on it. The size and shape of the canvas will depend on how you are going to use it.
6. Others – There are other things you can add to your list but are not as important as the first five. Some of these items include rags, water containers, paper to be used for practice, aprons, an easel, varnish and a varnish brush. You can select which one you can use because some of them are dependent on the artist himself / herself.