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Old 10-25-2017, 08:53 PM
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Painting Set-ups

How do you paint? What does your set-up look like?

Here's mine to get the ball rolling. It's pretty simple: Grey Matter brushes by Richeson (plus a few others), the mahogany palette that came with my Julian field easel, a table-top easel (1/8" birch plywood with a stop glued in front and weighted down with an old brick), an old piece of plywood to duct tape the watercolor board to, my paints (Richeson casein - ivory black, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, rose red, venetian red, yellow ochre, naples yellow and titanium white), flannel rags, a palette knife, a cut-off-carrot-juice-bottle pail for rinsing water, old camp cup for dipping water, little spray bottle from the beauty supply store for spritzing the palette now and then, and a home-made view finder with notches cut at the mid-points. The lights you see are musician-stand lights that I use on my Julian to light the painting and the palette when I paint in dim light.

I've got other set-ups too. This is my sitting one. There's also my Julian easel set-up and a cigar-pochade box one. I have check-lists for those so I don't forget anything

Looking forward to seeing how you all paint!

- Mary
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Old 10-26-2017, 10:17 AM
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Re: Painting Set-ups

I love to see other folks gear.

For the last few years, while I was painting in oils, I used either a Guerrilla Thumb Box or an Open Box M.

For Caseins and Acrylics I tend to work flat and turn the panel whatever direction works best at the moment. Richeson Caseins are high chroma; so, I tend to paint in earth tones, black, titanium white, Payne's gray, cad yellow, and ultramarine blue.

Open Box M 10x12 for outdoors oils
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Casein and Acrylics - working small
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Old 10-26-2017, 01:02 PM
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Re: Painting Set-ups

Never miss a show and tell. This is my studio workspace. I paint with gouache and transparent watercolor so I keep both handy. If I am out sketching, I generally have a sketchbook and whatever I grab to draw with.
So when is this "Old enough to know better" supposed to kick in???
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Old 10-27-2017, 08:53 AM
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Re: Painting Set-ups

I'm fortunate to have a spare bedroom with north facing windows for a studio. I'm something of an art supply junkie and work in many mediums so really need the space! Most of the time I work on the large table that my husband built and I paint standing. I either use a tabletop easel or work flat depending on the medium. The husband of a good friend built the paper cabinet for me in exchange for portraits of their dogs and I converted a nice mini file cabinet on casters into a taboret so I have just about everything I need.

It's fun to see how everyone works.

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