Quality Painting Supplies and Accessories for Every Type of Artist!
No matter what painting project you've got in mind, you'll need a set of painting supplies to bring your artwork to life and take it to the next level. Riot Art & Craft are the go-to online supplier in Australia for all the essential painting supplies and accessories you'll need to start your next work and achieve the exact finish you envisioned.
We've got quality products for any type of art and craft project and skill level, from casual hobbyists to professional artists who only use the best to create their masterpieces. Our trusted brands include Winsor & Newton, Holcroft, Eraldo, Derwent, Art Culture, Urban Crafter, Matisse, Liquitex and so much more.
Checkout is easy - simply add items to your shopping cart, make a purchase using our flexible payment options and have your items delivered right to your doorstep!
Supplies Needed For Painting
Painting is a great way to unleash your inner artist and offers countless ways for you to explore and express your creativity. It doesn't take much to get started - which is great for beginners on a budget - and it's the perfect way to unwind whether you're a hobbyist, painting with the kids or been painting for years. Stock up on these essential items to begin your next project:
1. Paint - We've got acrylics, oils, watercolours, gouache, pastels, finger paint and more
2. Painting surface - canvases, sketchbooks, wood, fabric, plastic
3. Paintbrushes, foam rollers, sponges, palette knife
5. Water and old rag
Equipment for Professional Painters
For professional artists, Riot Art & Craft have all of the top quality painting supplies and equipment you'll need to make your next masterpiece a reality. We've made it easy for advanced painters to continue to meet their high expectations as well as experiment with new and different mediums.
We've got superior oil and pastels to make oil painting a dream with professional paintbrushes that are perfect for filling in, detailing and blending. If you're priming your own canvas, try our quality gesso to create a smooth white surface to paint on.
Our graphite pencils can help you sketch in your design. We've also got gloss and matte varnish, easels and cases, stretched canvases, panels and sketchbooks to suit every kind of professional project you're working on.
Artist Supplies for Painting with Acrylics
Acrylic painting is a great medium for beginners and professional artists alike thanks to its vivid colours, fast drying times and extreme versatility. Getting started with acrylics requires little so it's a great option for those with a limited budget.
You'll need a painting surface, such as canvas, paper or wood. Our canvases are triple primed, gallery wrapped and perfect for acrylic painting.
Next you'll need paint! We sell individual tubes in brilliant pre-made shades or paint sets to make getting started easier. Our paint sets contain all of the essential primary and pastel colours to make mixing unique shades of pigments simple.
Follow up with a palette, a container of water, paper towels and some basic paintbrushes and you're all set to start exploring acrylics!
If you're serious about painting, you might want to invest in a painting easel like the professionals. Easels not only make painting easier as it holds your canvas at the right angle, it can also help you to maintain the correct vertical perspective when painting landscapes or portraits. They're also great for displaying the end result!
Our easels by Eraldo Di Paolo and The Art Studio are lightweight, sturdy and portable to make painting and travelling with your canvas easy.
Painting Accessories for Toddlers
Our range of Tim & Tess painting supplies and accessories help budding artists express their creativity and develop their artistic skills. Check out a fantastic selection of bright poster paints and finger paints that are perfect for toddlers, washable, easy to clean and non-toxic.
We've also got handy paint pots, paintbrush sets, foam rollers, kids smocks and palettes to help make painting with little ones an absolute joy for everyone!
Gift Ideas for Artists
If you've got a creative someone in your life who loves to paint, why not consider treating them with a gift you know they'll love and appreciate? We've got e-gift cards to help you celebrate any special occasion, from birthdays to Christmas, with instant delivery and flexible value amounts. Here's some ideas to get the inspiration flowing:
1. New paint - an artist can never have enough paint! We've got acrylic paints, oil paints, gouache, fabric paints and poster paints for little artists in the making.
2. Surfaces - make it easy for your loved one to kick-start a new project. We've got canvases, sketchbooks, water colour pads, paper and more to get them started.
3. Drawing tools - help them take their artwork to another level with pens, pencils, markers and crayons from quality brands.
4. Craft supplies - get their creative wheels turning with our huge range of craft supplies, including stencils, stamps, beads, glitter, feathers, pom poms and more.
Essential Art Supplies for New Painters
When you're starting out painting with a small budget, it can be difficult to know what painting supplies you'll need to get the desired look you want. It's best to start small with a few essentials and then build your collection up as you develop your artistic style.
A paint set is a super convenient and affordable option for beginners. We've got acrylic paint sets, oil paint sets, watercolour paint sets by brands like Art Studio with rich pigments for colours that pop.
We've also got synthetic and natural paintbrush sets by Artists First Choice and Eraldo with all of the basic types and sizes you'll need to start, such as round brushes, flat shaders and liner brushes, as well as palettes, canvas panels, stretched canvas options and quality sketchbooks.
Art and Craft
Art and craft is a match made in creative heaven! Our craft supplies are the perfect addition to add that little something extra to an artwork and transform it into an interesting mixed media project. Whether you're looking to amp up a professional painting or have some more fun with the kids, think outside the box and consider these craft items to enhance your work:
1. Stencils and stamps
2. Paper and cardstock
5. Pom poms
10. Pipe cleaners
Painting isn't just limited to traditional paints and canvases. Fabric painting is a fun and creative way to revamp some old clothes or start a DIY project to decorate your home, such as making a new wall hanging, tablecloth or cushion.
We've got the best fabric paints and tie dye kits by Design Line to make over your home and wardrobe that's safe, washable and permanent. You can also shop our paint brush sets and sponge rollers to apply fabric paint easily.
FAQS About Our Painting Supplies & Accessories
What Supplies Do I Need To Start Painting?
Whether you're a beginner or professional artist, there's a number of supplies you'll need before diving into your first artwork. Consider the type of painting you want to create and the mediums you'll use to create it. Here's some supplies to get you started:
1. Paint - acrylic paint, watercolours, oil paint, gouache
2. Paint brushes
5. Pens and pencils
7. Paper towels and water
8. Varnish if you want to seal your painting
Which Painting Is Good For Beginners?
If you're just getting started, acrylic paint is one of the best and most forgiving types of paint that's perfect for both kids and adults looking to discover the joys of painting. Acrylics are:
1. Bright and colourful
2. Water soluble
3. Flexible and easy to work with
4. Fast to dry which is great for layering
5. Able to be applied thickly for texture or watered down
6. Able to be painted on many surfaces, including canvas, paper and wood
What Materials Do Painters Use?
Painting is an incredibly versatile activity and one that's only limited to the imagination. Painters use many different materials to create works of art and experiment to get different results. You'll need:
1. Paint! Try acrylic paint, oil paint, watercolours or gouache
2. Pencils, pens, markers, crayons
4. Paper and sketchbooks
6. Paintbrushes, sponges and palette knives
7. Varnishes for sealing
8. Mixed media - get creative and add something extra to your painting, such as flowers, glitter, photos, patterned paper, stencils and fabric
What Are The Tools For Painting?
To create a stunning painting, artists need the right tools to achieve the right results. Stock up on these items to have everything you'll need to create interesting textures and visual interest:
1. Paintbrushes of varying types and sizes
2. Palette knife to apply paint, mix paint and add texture
3. Sponges for application
4. Painting surface, such as canvases, sketchbooks, wood, furniture, fabric, glass
5. Pens, pencils, eraser and sharpener
6. Easel for comfort and correct vertical angle