- Canvas – bring 4 to 5, 6×8 or 8×8 inexpensive canvas surfaces.
- Ideas for painting – photos
- Brushes # 2, #4, #6, and # 8 filberts/flat any combination – if buying new oil brushes I recommend Signet by Robert Simmons – for oil (sizes of brushes vary with brand look for ¼ in, ½ in ¾ in, 1 in. It’s nice to have one small round synthetic brush for detail.For acrylics ask at the art supply store for recommendations on brands.
- Palette knife – triangular or thin narrow for mixing and painting.
- Paper Towels
- Palette or Palette paper – to mix paint on
(If using acrylics buy a palette with sponge bottom to help keep the paint moist
Oil Paint – Turpenoid or gamsol – (odorless turpentine) and a container to put it in. Metal can with clasps seems to work the best.
Acrylics– bring large container for water.Paint
- Paint – Oil/acrylics
- Titanium White
- Cadmium Yellow Light
- Yellow Ochre
- Cadmium Red Light
- Alizarin Crimson
- Ultramarine Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Viridian Green
- Transparent Red Oxide (Rembrandt only in this color) or Burnt Sienna
OR a similar palette! Bring any other colors you like to paint with. This is just a basic palette.
Oil – I buy Gamblin, Windsor Newton, or Rembrandt (there’s a lot of good paint)
Acrylics – Golden is a nice brand. If you are a beginner – beginner kits can be cheaper. If you know this is going to be an ongoing hobby buy professional grade paint, it is more permanent.