WHAT BRAND OF PAINT SHOULD I USE?
This can be a tough thing to figure out. Materials are expensive and it can be a daunting task to try out all of the different brands of paint that are available to you.
My advice to get you started is to think about the method of painting you want to pursue. Allow that concept to direct your choice. Consider these basic guidelines:
~ Painting in the Ross wet-on-wet technique requires a firm, thick paint; especially on the base colors that will be underneath the softer highlight colors. My favorite brands of this type of paint include:
- Old Holland $$$
- Gamblin Artist $$
- Gamblin 1980 $
Painting in layers (classical style) is generally easier to do with softer, buttery colors that spread more easily:
- Vasari $$$
- Blue Ridge $$
- Rembrandt $$
- Van Gogh $
Dollar signs equal quality and price range:
$$$ = premium grade
$$ = professional artists' quality
$ = student/entry level