Painting Supply List

Painting Materials: Decide which material you would like to start with: Acrylics, Oils, Watercolor or Pastels

PAINTS: (Watercolor, Acrylics or Oils)

To start: Choose 'student' grade over 'professional' grade

  • Large Titanium White
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Yellow Med
  • Terra Verte
  • Lemon Yellow Hue
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Permanent Rose
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Viridian Green
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Ivory Black

** To avoid high prices on paint –get the “hue” of the color
** Please note: These brands are acceptable: Grumbacher, Rembrandt, Windsor Newton

  • PASTELS: If you want to use chalk pastels buy soft pastels in as many colors as you can afford. Half-sticks of pastels are fine, the more colors the better! Brands: Rembrandt, Unison, Schminke, Sennelier.
  • SURFACES: for Paint - Stretched Canvas
    for Pastels – Any size pastel paper
    for Watercolor - Paper: Arches block of 140 lb. rough or a single sheet of 22.5x30 to cut.
    for Watercolor or Pastels - Foam Core drawing boards with “Bull Dog” clips or push-pins.
  • BRUSHES: Brush hair: (Bristol or Sable brushes are used for oils, synthetic or nylon brushes are used for acrylics and watercolors). Brush Size & Shape (filberts, rounds, flat)

Recommended: Robert Simmons: Filberts Bristol Brushes for Oil #2, 4 & 6 in an assortment of flat, rounds, and brights in all different sizes.

  • Painting Palette - Traditional plastic, wood or glass; or disposable paper palette
  • Turpenoid for Oil Paints - or other odorless turpentine substitute is preferable and cheaper. Small metal can for turpentine
  • Paper Towels