Beginning Oil Painting Supply List
*Bring what you have. There are a variety of possibilities for painting materials.
I have included information about what I use, but there are lots of options. Choose what best works for you. The exception to this is Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits – it's a must.
a. Disposable Palette Pad 12” x 16”
b. Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Box 12” x 16” and a disposable palette pad
c. Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Box and a 12” x 16” piece of glass edged in tape d. Pochade Box with Tripod
e. French Easel
*I started with a Masterson Sta-Wet Palette Box and a piece of glass edged in electrical tape. Michael's will cut the glass to fit the box. I currently have a pochade box and tripod.
Linen or Canvas boards or Stretched Linen or Canvas. Bring a supply of surfaces in these sizes:
11” x 14”
12” x 16”
* I use Fredrix Linen Boards that I order from DickBlick.com
A combination of bristle and soft brushes of various types and sizes. The types include: Filberts, Extra Long Filberts, Flats, and Rounds * For Bristle Brushes, I use:
For Soft Brushes, I use:
a. Robert Simmons b. Silver Grand Prix
a. Rosemary and Company b. La Corneille
The essential colors are: Titanium Zinc White, Cad Yellow Light, Cad Red Light, Ultramarine Blue * I use:
Gamblin: Titanium Zinc White, Cad Yellow Light, Cad Red Light, Alizarin Permanent, Dioxazine Purple, Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean, Viridian, Sap Green
Winsor & Newton: Cad Green Pale Rembrandt: Transparent Oxide Red Grumbacher: Thalo Green, Thalo Blue
Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits & an air-tight container
* I use the Holbein Metal Brush Washer. I have a big one for my studio and a small one for on the go. They can be ordered from DickBlick.com.
Gray Scale & Value Finder, and a Color Wheel
Sketch Pad and Drawing Pencils
Palette Knife for mixing color
Edge Scraper to clean your palette
Nitrile Disposable Gloves (Kroger's Pharmacy)
Viva Paper Towels
Small Plastic Trash Bag
Where To Shop:
Plaza Artist Materials & Picture Framing 633 Middleton St., Nashville, TN 37203
5361 Mt. View Rd., Antioch, TN 37013 615-731-5901
Michael's & Hobby Lobby
Online Art Supplies: