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Get Prepared

Set yourself up for success before getting started. Below you’ll find a list of painting materials as well as two video tutorials for setting up an easy drawing transfer and DIY wet palette. Once you’re ready to go, we’ll see you on YouTube with Gigi for Painting Together With Acrylic!

Paints

  • Hansa Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Chromium Oxide Green
  • Phthalocyanine Green
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Quinacridone Red

Paints

  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Payne’s Gray
  • Mar
  • Black
  • Titanium White

Brushes

  • A variety of small rounds and flats


Surface

  • 8×10 panel

Additional

  • Water jar
  • Rag for blotting
  • Wet palette
  • Graphite paper for transfer

The Perfect Materials Bundle

Painting Together Bundle from Blick!

Find everything you’ll need to complete your own Painting Together with Acrylics project! For painters of all levels, this list has paint, brushes, surfaces and more, recommended by Gigi for their quality and effectiveness. Purchase the entire bundle or only the supplies you need for your studio.
 
Order here from Blick, our PaintingTogether partner!

Meet the Artist

Gigi Chen’s work creates an aesthetic that combines her training as a traditional animator and painter, along with her love of the techniques of the old masters. Entrenched in the art of storytelling, Gigi pulls together contemporary idioms of cartooning, photo-realism, texture, and design to produce works that coalesce into “love, craft, and fun.”

Born in Guang Dong, China and raised in New York, Gigi has extensively exhibited her work in respected public institutions and art galleries. Her exhibition credits include the Queens Museum of Art, Superfine Art Fair and Deep Space Gallery, and Stone Sparrow Gallery. Learn more at gigichen.com.

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