ONLINE SOURCES
www.dickblick.com
www.jerrysartarama.com


PAINTS

COLORS: You should have at least one color from each category in the following list. The colors with an asterisk* are typically part of an artist’s palette (a warm and a cool version of each color) but if you want to wait before you purchase multiple tubes of paint, I will be making some of my materials available for you to use. I am also listing some extra colors in italics that you might already have or want to consider.

BRAND: Whichever brand you feel comfortable using is fine. I typically tell students to use Blick student grade, unless you are very keen to continue doing courses and develop your skills - in which case I would recommend making a small investment in a higher grade of paint (Winsor Newton or Gamblin are good)

SIZE: MINIMUM SIZE TUBE IS 37 ML (no tiny tubes please, unless you are just going to do one course and test the waters). You may wish to purchase a 200 ml tube of white if you plan to do more than one oil painting course.

REDS:
Cadmium red med*
Alizarin Crimson*
Quinacridone
Magenta
Quinacradone red
Napthol red

Yellows:
Cadmium yellow med*
Lemon yellow* or hansa yellow pale
Ochre*

Blues:
Ultramarine*
Cerulean
Phthalo blue (green shade)
Cobalt
Turquoise

Greens:
Viridian or Phthalo green*
Cadmium green light

You will also need
BLACK – Ivory*
WHITE – titanium*

SUPPORTS

For this course I tend to use canvas boards – they are extremely inexpensive, and you can buy them in 5-packs at Blick online. You will need the following:
8x8” canvas boards (5-pack)
8x10” canvas boards (2)
11x14” canvas boards (2)

BRUSHES

Utrect Manglon brushes – set of 4 long handled: These are sable-type brushes. They have soft bristles, which are good for blending.

Of the same Utrect Manglon series, you might wish to purchase a #2 round for doing detail.

As the course progresses, you are free to purchase specific brushes for your needs.

OTHER MATERIALS

Palette (disposable or glass) – 16x20 inch.

Masterson Sta-Wet palette seal (blue lid) – this is the handiest way to store and transport your palette. Highly recommended if you intend to continue painting.

Palette knives – RGM metal palette knives, #5 and #50

Solvents – 500 ml/16 oz of Weber Turpenoid or Gamblin Gamsol for cleaning brushes

Solvent container - a clean glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.

Rags – old washcloths, tea towels or t-shirts cut into large squares

Blue painter’s tape

Pencil, eraser, ruler and a pen

If you paint flat on the table, please bring a plastic picnic tablecloth or other plastic tarp. SARAL TRANSFER PAPER (blue) – if you transfer your images, this is indispensable. (If you use a grid or draw freehand, it is not necessary to purchase this)
A sketchbook for recording your colors is handy. You can also take notes in it.

A CLEAN EMPTY PIZZA BOX FOR TRANSPORTING WET CANVASES