Materials for Oil Painting

Materials for Oil Painting

Materials for Oil Painting

Materials are discussed extensively on the first day of class. Bring something to take notes. Drawing boards, table easels and free standing floor easels are available on a first come, first served basis but, only at specific locations. Click here for details at each location.

Supply List

1) Paint
Any Brand
1 tube each of:
  • Primary Red
  • Primary Yellow
  • Primary Blue
  • White
2) Brushes
Any Brand
  • Flat 1/2 inch or ¾ inch 
  • Flat No. 6 o Flat No. 4
  • Round No. 10
  • Round No. 6 
  • Round No. 1 (Also called a liner brush or a rigger)
  • For more information on choosing brushes, click here. Note that some are available in the studio for practice & use (i.e. try before you buy)

3) Surfaces
  • Gessoed Canvases (preferred size: 9x12 or larger)
  • OR Boards
  • OR Canvas Pad

4) For Mixing Paint
  • Palette Knife (preferred w/ flexible tip)
  • Disposable Palette
  • OR Glass Palette
  • OR Plastic Palette
  • OR Wax Paper

5) Studio Equipment
  • Paper towels OR disposable paint rags 
  • Disposable plastic bag or garbage bags (To keep dirty paper towels or rags contained)
  • Bulldog Clips OR Artist Tape
  • Tabletop Easel and Drawing Board
  • Floor Easels maybe provided (First come, first served)

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