Combs, Michele – Passionate Painting Workshop

  • Canvasbring 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
  • Container
    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.