Oil Painters Materials List

Use approximately 12” x 16”, 14” x 18” or 16” x 20” for head studies
Hog hair filberts (preferred) 1 or 2 of each size: 1/8”, ¼”, ½”, ¾” two or three small sables for the details, and a few larger sables such as #4, 6, 8 and 10 in a filbert or flat
  Titanium white
Cadmium yellow light 
Yellow ochre or yellow ochre pale Viridian
Cadmium orange
Windsor red or cadmium red light
Cadmium red medium (optional)
Alizarin crimson
Terra Rosa or Venetian Red  
Windsor or cobalt violet
Chromium oxide green (optional)
Cobalt blue (optional)
Cerulean blue (optional)
Ultramarine blue
Burnt Sienna 
Raw Sienna (optional)
  • Odorless turpentine such as “turpenoid”—no Grumtine or Silicoil.   ALL SOLVENTS AND MEDUIMS MUST BE ODORLESS.
  • Painting medium:  linseed oil, or your favorite.  Medium not required.
  • Small lidded jars: (for medium and turpenoid) with mouths wide enough to dip your largest brush into.
  • A long (12” or so”) thin stick, knitting needle, or brush handle for measuring.
  • Palette (may use disposable pallets)
  • Palette knife
  • Paper towels
  • Mahl stick
  • Hand held mirror, 5” x 7” is good
  • Drawing pencils, sharpener, and eraser
  • Drawing tablet, 5” x 7”

Easels and trays are provided.  It is strongly recommended that you bring your favorite portable easel.