Thompson, Tracie – Beginning & Continuing in Oils


*Continuing in Oils Students:

  • Bring your existing paints (the supply list from Beginning in Oils below)
  • Anything they have added
  • Some ideas or images 
  • A painting surface. If you have work in progress, that counts! 


  • All Gamblin 1980 or equivalent quality
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Red Medium
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Phthalocyanine Blue
    • Burnt Umber
    • Titanium White
    • Ivory Black
    • Sap Green
    • Raw Sienna


  • Royal Brush “Zen” Line or equivalent quality
    • #6 Flat RA33457DM
    • #12 Flat RA33454DM
    • #6 Round RA33464DM
    • #10 Filbert RA33467DM

Other Materials

  • “Gray Matters” Disposable Palette Pad, 9×12″, #RA12526D511
  • Fredrix Canvas Pad, white, 12 x 16″ #RA12526DM
  • Fredrix Palette Trowel, 3″ #RA31568DM
  • CarbOthello Pencil:
    • 1 #620 FA11064D511
  • 1 standard old #2 pencil like you’d have at school or office
  • Odorless Turpenoid 8oz to 16oz will work fine
  • Painting medium. If you’re starting from scratch, pick up a little bottle of Refined Linseed Oil or Cold-Pressed Linseed Oil. If you’ve already got a bottle of oil (Linseed, Walnut, Safflower, Poppy) or a painting medium, great, bring what you have; they all work well.
    • Option: If you’d like your paintings to dry much faster (overnight instead of in 2 or 3 days), get an alkyd medium such as Liquin or Galkyd instead of oil; I recommend the smallest bottles for alkyd mediums as they do go bad over time, while oil mediums don’t.
  • White or kneaded eraser
  • Any kind of sketchbook, 8 x 10″ or larger.
  • Drawing board, 12 x 16″ or larger; this can be anything, even a piece of stiff cardboard.
  • Jar with an airtight lid for the solvent. Jelly jars work well for this and are free.
  • Paper towels or rags. Rags are best; I sacrifice old T-shirts for this.
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June 1, 2019