Magic Glazing Apples Supply List

This month we’ll be focusing on the basics of glazing. If you’ve ever taken a painting or art history class, you may have heard that term before. Glazing is one of many different ways you can paint with oil paint. It can be more time consuming than other methods, but it can also be more rewarding at the end. With glazing, you use semi-transparent layers of paint and (in this case) Liquin to color your painting. It may seem intimidating, confusing, or scary.. but it’s not! It’s really simple and you will have a lot of fun with this process!

Now lets not throw any more crazy terms out there… lets go ahead and prepare ourselves this week for the monthly project ahead.

  1. First, download the still life picture we will be using as a reference.
  2. Next, gather your painting supplies. You can go to your local art store or click one of the links below and have it shipped to your front door.
  3. Lastly, have a great week and come back next Monday to start step one!


A Pencil

An Eraser

A Ruler

C-Thru Junior T-Square C-Thru Junior T-SquareTeaches even young students to draw more accurately. Calibrated in inches on one side, metric on the other. 1″ (2.5 cm) wide clear acrylic plastic. 12″ (30.5 cm) long.


Winton Soft Mixing White Winton Soft Mixing WhiteWinton Soft Mixing White is a soft, non-sticky blend of Titanium White and Zinc White. It retains brush and knife marks, and is resistant to yellowing.

French Ultramarine Blue

Raw Umber

Phthalo Blue

Alizarin Crimson

Cad. Yellow

(Click here to find the the oil paint colors on blick art supplies website)


Liquin Original Liquin OriginalThis reliable favorite (formerly known simply as “Liquin”) is a general-purpose low gloss medium that improves flow and transparency. It mixes easily with the brush or knife, smoothes brushwork, and is also suitable for textured oil techniques. Liquin Original approximately halves the drying time of oil colors, resulting in a drying time of anywhere from one to five days, depending on climate, colors used, and film weight. It is not recommended as a varnish or final coat.

Paint Brushes

Blick Master Synthetic Brushes Blick Master Synthetic BrushesThis is a distinctive brush made of five diameters and three lengths of an exclusive Polymide filament. Each strand is tapered to a precise tip, much like natural hair. The combination of multiple diameters and lengths allows for the formation of color-carrying pockets within the brush. The tapered tips make this the best-pointing synthetic available, especially in the larger sizes. The striking look of this brush, combined with the same craftsmanship built into all of our Master Series watercolor brushes, makes it a pleasure to use. Lifetime Guarantee — Blick Master Series brushes are guaranteed for life. If at any time you are dissatisfied with the materials or craftsmanship of any Master Series brush, return it to Blick for a replacement.

Palette Paper

Canson Disposable Palette Canson Disposable PaletteThis specially treated heavy white paper is suitable for use with oils or acrylics. Tear off one sheet at a time and throw away the mess. The Canson Disposable Palette contains 40 sheets and has a rigid-back pad.

Mineral Spirits

Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits Gamsol Odorless Mineral SpiritsAn excellent solvent for thinning Gamblin mediums, for general painting, and for studio and brush cleanup. It evaporates completely, leaving no residue, and the absence of the aromatic solvent component means painters can work with Gamsol five times longer than turpentine without adverse health effects.

Brush Tank

Silicoil Brush Cleaning Tank Silicoil Brush Cleaning TankBe kind to your fine art brushes! Stroking a brush across the smooth surface of the aluminum coil opens and separates the hairs for proper cleaning without damaging the fragile flags (the delicate split ends of brush hairs). This heavy glass tank with a screw-on lid holds up to 12 oz (355 ml) of water, solvent or Silicoil Brush Cleaning Fluid.



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