OIL PAINTING SUPPLIES
Use Artist Grade Oil Paints only!
Plaza Oils (these are inexpensive but good)
Utrecht (also inexpensive but good). Available at Blick Art downtown
Gamblin (good price, better quality) DO NOT use Gamblin 1980 brand – it’s student grade and not very good.
Winsor & Newton Artist Grade (also good and slightly more expensive). DO NOT use their Winton brand -- they're crap.
Basic Colors (must haves):
1. Flake White Replacement (large tube)
2. Ivory Black
3. Raw Umber
4. Permanent Alizarin Crimson
5. Cadmium Red Medium
6. Cadmium Yellow Medium
7. Ultramarine Blue
1. Yellow Ochre
2. Burnt Umber
3. Burnt Sienna
4. Indian Red
Plaza Georgetown Filberts. These are good inexpensive brushes.
Get two of each of sizes 2, 4 and 6.
Synthetic brushes. Any brand. Two Size 4 synthetic brushes, flat or filbert
14x18” or 16x20” canvas. Plaza and Blick have good student value-packs. You shouldn’t need more than 4 or 5 canvases total.
It's a good idea to apply a couple of coats of gesso onto your pre-gessoed canvas.
Gamsol or Turpenoid Slow Dry
A sealed container for the above that doesn't leak
Gamblin Galkyd gel
12x16” or larger. Get one with a thumbhole. They also have them in disposable pads which are nice for class.
Paper Towels (blue shop towels are best)
Blue Painters tape
Knitting needle. Essential!
DRAWING SUPPLIES (for drawing class only)
HB mechanical or regular pencil
Soft or Medium Vine Charcoal
Strathmore Drawing pad size16x20”or 18x24”
Sandpaper block (can also use the hardware store type)