Recommended Reading for Painting Students.
The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques by Ralph Mayer is a must read for all painting students. Too many artists today do not know their materials. I recommend reading it cover to cover.
Painting and Drawing Supplies.
I use and recommend Utrecht Professional Series oil paints, Grumbacher Pre-tested oil paint, Windsor & Newton acrylic and oil paint, Rembrandt professional oil paint, Golden professional acrylic paint, and Gamblin professional oil paint.
Shop for art supplies online at:
MisterArt Art and Crafts Supply Join the MisterArt VIP Savings Club for extra discounts all year long.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana, shop Co-op Bookstore for the best selection of professional art supplies. Hobby Lobby and Michaels have basic art supplies.
Online Art Instruction for Painters.
Art Instruction for Graphic Designers.
To learn Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, try tutorials at Lynda.com and technical books on design from Apress.com. Adobe also has tutorials.