Kristin Compton - Creative Acrylic Painting

Creative Acrylic Painting Instructor: Kristin Compton


-  1 small round brush, flat brush, and filbert brush

-  1 large round brush, flat brush, and filbert brush

1 painters brush (2 in)
- Any additional brushes you’re interested in.

Supply List


PAINT: You can buy whatever brand of paint you like. If you are new to acrylic painting, consider getting a set of 6-12 tubes of paint I recommend Golden Heavy Body Acrylics, Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylics, and Lukas Cryl. A less expensive way to get a lot of colors is to buy an “acrylic paint lot” on Ebay- you can save a lot of money! Most of your paints can come in smaller tubes of 59-60ml. You will need more white paint than any other color, so buy one that is 150 ml. Below are some color suggestions. Really choose the colors that speak to you!

Reds: Alizarin Crimson and Cadmium Red

Yellows: Bismuth Vandate and Cadmium Yellow

Blues: Ultramarine Blue and Cerulean Blue

Neutrals: Bone Black, Payne’s Grey, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, and Titanium White

Fun Colors: Quidacridone Red, Cadmium Orange, Hansa Yellow, Pthalo Green, Sap Green, Cobalt Blue, Pthalo Blue, Dioxazine Violet, Quidacridone Violet

SUPPORTS: Any of the following supports is fine: stretched canvas, gessoed paper, canvas board, or canvas pad. Please bring in larger canvas sizes 11” x 14” or larger. I often use 16” x 20”


-  images and photos that inspire you (preferably copyright free ones)

-  pencils

-  1 small sketch book

-  paper towels

-  1 large water container

-  1 palette knife

-  1 large sealable (airtight) palette or large size disposable palette, but paper plates and aluminum foil are fine too.

- spray mister


-  matte acrylic medium (liquid, not gel)

-  masking tape - gesso

- old wash cloths/towels