Alex Garant's Favorite Art Supplies

Here are my favorite art materials for prepping, painting and more.

Feel free to click on the links to purchase via my recommended supplier. 

Canvas Prep

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Clear Gesso

I "lock" my sketch with a thin layer of clear gesso before painting.

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White Gesso

I prime my canvases with white gesso mixed with some fluid acrylic.

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Fluid Acrylic

I tint my canvas with Burnt sienna, 8oz bottle mixed with white gesso.

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Silicone Wedge

The ONLY tool I use to prep my canvas. I use Shape #6 ( light grey)

Alex Garant's Method to Flesh Tones

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Titanium White

Oil Paint by Gamblin.

I buy the 150ml tube.

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Cadmium Red

Oil Paint by Gamblin.

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Yellow Ochre

Oil Paint by Gamblin.

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Burnt Sienna

Oil Paint by Gamblin.

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Raw Umber

Oil Paint by Gamblin.

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Burnt Umber

Oil Paint by Gamblin.

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Payne's Grey

Oil Paint by Gamblin.

Tools of the Trade

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Zen Brushes

Most affordable brushes ever. All I use!

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Brush Holder

"For Kids" but really for everyone :)

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Linseed Oil

My favorite medium.

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Varnish

Gamvar Gloss is perfect to apply as soon as the paint is dry to the touch. 

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Palette

I love 9x12 grey paper palettes. 

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Projector

This opaque projector is perfect as your sketchbook fits directly on the window.

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Brush Soap

You need this.

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Magnifier Light

Bigger & Brighter! It will change the way you work forever.