Painting Workshop Supplies
This is the recommended palette I use (Paints Available at Natural Pigments Website- http://www.naturalpigments.com/teresa-oaxaca-palette.html
palette (glass or wood or plastic)
Canvas: 28 x 36
Ultramarine Blue Green Shade
Antica Green Earth
Chrome Yellow Primrose
Lead Tin Yellow Dark
Cypress Umber Raw Dark
Lead White #1
Cobalt Chromite Blue
Verona Green Earth
Age Refined Linseed Oil
Rublesol (odourless mineral spirits)
Or you can substitute some or all of these colors with pigments of similar names (listed below) should you already have some or are unable to get a hold of Rublev colors. The selected list is however preferable as it is an integral part of my working palette and it has been selected for paint handling qualities and quick drying time so that your progress in the workshop may run smoothly without the added difficulty of having to work over still wet or tacky paint. You will notice the high number of earth colors, umbers and leads. The oils that bind these pigments and that will be used as a medium also exemplify quick drying times.
Cadmium Yellow light
Lead White/a white
Vermillion or Cadmium Red
I paint on both canvases and panels. Medium to smooth weave is preferred, but bring what you are comfortable with. I prefer Claessens oil primed linen rolls and then stretch them myself. At other times I use Artefex oil primed linen on Dibond panel, which are available through NaturalPigments.com. Though these are more expensive they are archival and also give great painting results.
Brushes- Suggestions include a mix of soft brushes (sable, mongoose, or badger hair) and rough sturdy bristle (hog). Synthetics can also be used but I tend not to buy them as much anymore as they don’t keep their shape as well in the long run and make synthetic looking marks.
Some of my favorite brushes include the Rosemary and Co. “Masters Choice” series. Their Ivory series and their Economy Hog Bristle. I also like the Eclipse series that is a good blend of soft natural hairs and comes a little cheaper than sable. Escoda, Simmons, Windsor & Newton, Isabey...Bring what you have. I recommend a range of sizes from 1 to 12, in various shapes and bristle combinations. A house painting brush is useful too for laying in large areas.