Bob’s Resource List
of Favorite Stuff for his Studio!
I am always asked at my workshops – What are my favorite art materials I work with in my studio? So, I put together this rather complete list – from paint to paper to brushes; varnishes to mediums; barrier creams to signing pens! As I discover more products and fall in love with them, I will add to my list. These are the products and materials that work for me!
Please Note: This is not my workshop materials list.
Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff
•Fabriano Artistico paper
•Kilimanjaro Watercolor Paper
•Joe’s Prime Wooden Painting Panels
•Cheap Joe’s Prime Canvas
•Holbein Artist Acrylic Paint
•Isabey, Isacryl and Escoda Brushes
•Holbein Color Gesso
•Golden UVLS Polymer Varnish
•Derwent Inktense Pencils & Blocks
•Derwent Graphitone Pencils
•Liquitex Professional Spray Paint, waterbased
•Holbein Acrylic Fluid
•Holbein Acrylic Inks
•Holbein Color Gesso
(Buy in Gallons!)
•Ask for a color chart!
•Also, Bob buys their empty jars and lids to store extra color mixes.
Masterpiece Artist Canvas
•”Museum Wrap” Canvases
Check website for the retailer closest to you.
Bob’s Favorite Drawing Supplies
•BFK Rives Drawing Paper
•Strathmore Toned Gray Sketch Paper
•Strathmore Multi Media Paper
•Lyra Graphite Crayons
•Faber-Castell Watercolor Pencils
•Soho Charcoal and Sketch Squares
•Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink
•Dakota Art Pastels (www.dakotapastels.com)
(Bob’s source for all pastels!)
•Paul deMarrais Oil Sticks (www.pauldemarrais.com)
•SpectraFix Natural Non-Toxic
Pastel Fixative (Bob uses pump spray)
Bob’s Favorite Varnishes
Minwax Waterbased Polycrylic Varnish
(your choice of sheen)
Golden’s Polymer Varnish with UVLS
Dorland’s Wax Medium
Citra Solv’s Artist Site
Also for making collage papers!
Murphys Oil Soap
Savvy Soap & Brush Cleaner
Bob’s Favorite Signing Pens
Zig Painty Pens
Sharpie Oil Based Paint Pen
Make sure it’s Oil-based!
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens
Variety of nib sizes. Bob likes Superfine, Fine and Medium.
Hand Barrier Cream
Burt’s Bees Hand Salve
Gloves in a Bottle Shielding Lotion
Jerry’s Artarama Studio Easel
Soltek Easel (plein air)
EASyL plein air easel by Artwork Essentials www.artworkessentials.com
Napa Table Easel & Book Stand
Framing & Presentation
Custom cut mats, backboards and frames
Acid Free White Artist Tape
Check out this website framing4yourself
OOK Framer’s Pro Wire 30#
also available 50# for heavier pieces
Self-piercing Lath Screws
(buy at the hardware store)
West of Rockies
East of Rockies
We buy ours from DickBlick.com
(Our favorite is “natural maplewood”)
Art Voyager Art Carrying & Shipping Case
Uline Shipping Supply
•Pressure Sensitive Brown Kraft tape (item #S-909)
U-Haul Moving & Storage
•Same great tape as ULine, only you can buy one at a time!
Professional Artist Magazine
New American Paintings
Published by Open Studios Press
•Regional cataloged competitions
Robert Burridge’s Weekly BobBlast
•Subscribe for free!