Materials List - Painting the Dynamic Still Life

● Palette - disposable paper palettes are great, the larger the better! At

least 12x16”. I prefer white, but the gray ones are fine. Or bring your usual travel


● Palette knife - not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of

paint with it.

● Rags or paper towels (I like disposable blue shop towels, available at

hardware stores)

● Solvent: odorless mineral spirits. I recommend Gamsol. Turpenoid is also


● 2 glass jars with tight-fitting lids

○ one is for clean Gamsol to use while painting, the other is to store dirty


● Paint - I use M. Graham. Please include the following colors:

○ Titanium white

○ Cadmium red light

○ Alizarin crimson

○ Cadmium yellow

○ Hansa yellow (or a lemon yellow)

○ Yellow ochre

○ Cerulean Blue

○ Ultramarine blue

○ Dioxazine Purple

○ Ivory Black

● Medium – Walnut oil, an alkyd medium, or Gamblin’s solvent free gel are

good choices. This is optional.

● Brushes - I use taklon (synthetic, white bristles) and hog bristle, but it's up

to your preference. I recommend a range of sizes from #2 on up. Rounds, Flats,

and Filberts.

● View Finder

○ Purchasing a plastic view finder from an art supply store is a great, small

investment - optional.

• Cleanup: Murphy’s oil soap or The Master’s Brush Cleaner and Preserver

• Canvases or other painting surfaces:

Bring something less expensive, like canvas panels, Arches oil paper, or

canvas paper for short painting exercises. At least two 11x14” panels, or


Three (11x14 or 8x10, 10x10, or any size you’re comfortable working on

for about 3 hours) canvases for longer paintings.

• Easel and side table

A plein air easel or French easel

A TV table or side table for your palette (optional)

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