The world of art supplies can be confusing and it seems like cool new stuff is coming out every day! Listen people, art supply addiction is a thing. I think you should have all the supplies you want - as long as you are USING them. They do you no good if they're just sitting there unused. And guess what? They WILL go bad.
With that in mind, I've put together a few lists of things that I love, use and recommend. Please note that these are affiliate links, and if you purchase supplies through these links, I may get small commission - thank you for supporting a dream!
9" x 12" Canson Mix Media Pad: https://amzn.to/39suV2T
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Color Set: https://amzn.to/2MxlDcX
Paint Brushes: https://amzn.to/3r2jiFT
Glue or Matte Medium: https://amzn.to/39oOIAm
Mark-Making tools - whatever you have, or feel drawn to. Here are some of my favorites:
Oil Pastels (My personal must-have!): https://amzn.to/3ou1EsM
Collage ephemera - magazine clippings, junk mail, old books, newspapers
Palette or paper plates
Beginning Acrylic Painting
Not all of the supplies listed below are needed for my acrylic painting classes, and you certainly don't need these exact items. These supplies are just suggestions.
Basically you'll need something to paint on( usually canvas or paper), and something to paint with: (acrylic paints and brushes).
Optional, but helpful: paper and pencil, or (better yet charcoal pencil), a palette knife, and a palette pad. Links to my recommendations below.
Palette Knife Painting
I am a teaching artist with a passion for expression, creativity, and using art as a way to work through the muck of life.