Acrylic Workshop with Peter Reid

Date: April 16, 2018 and April 17, 2018

Cost: $225.00

Payment can be made be made by etransfer (, phone with credit card, or in store by cash

1)  learn to mix through understanding what will happen rather than hit and miss approach

2) to paint with colours that work together rather than what in your reference

3) learn that good colour can carry a painting more than any other aspect

4) learn what colours and pigments are

5) Why I use the palette I do, mixing blacks, understanding and mixing greens

6) taking a colour through it’s full range. Colour perspective.*

*if we have time


Materials List


  • Phthalo Blue or Phthalo Blue Green Shade (Not Red Shade)
  • Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine
  • Cadmium/Pyrrole or Napthol Red Light (Medium Ok)
  • Primary or Quinacradone Magenta
  • Cadmium/Bismuth or Arilide (Hansa) Yellow Lite
  • Cadmium/Bismuth or Arilide (Hansa) Yellow Deep*
  • Titanium White
  • Burnt Sienna*
  • Yellow Ochre/Yellow Oxide*

If you are signed up for a colour course, be sure to have these colours — not the one the guy in the art store tells you is “close”. This is the same colour list for all my classes and is a good primary list
*good to have, but not essential (will make life easier)


Bring your choice of canvas, canvas boards, Masonite panels, birch panels, or water colour paper. Better to work smaller and complete more work in the workshop than a single, large piece.

8×10 to 16×20 range are good sizes for a workshop. My preference is Canvas


Your pallet should be flat with little wells for paint to stick in, and white. It can be glass, no-stick, plastic, or disposable; wet pallets are a great asset keeping your paint and mixes wet. Also bring paper towels and water cup or container.


Most brushes can be used for acrylic painting, along with fingers, colour shapers, and sponges. Below are the brushes I like to use most often. Get a couple of sizes in either flats or Filberts and one or two large flat. Don’t buy really cheap brushes, but you don’t need to buy really expensive brushes.

  • Filberts and/or flats (rounded/square end)
  • 1” to 1 1/2” Flat

Small Spray Bottles:

Although these are not used in every class, I will show you how and where to use them. These are just cheap little bottles from the dollar store that we will be filling with paint. They often don’t last more than a day, so extras are handy.

Reference Material:

Bring your own photos or use my supplied prints of other artist paintings. A lot can be learned by copying the works of other artists.

“How to Paint with Acrylics” by Peter Reid