Material fees will vary depending upon the desire of the students. ($40.00-$200.00) Many supplies can be found in your home, easels can be borrowed. See suggestions on purchasing below this list.

Indoor Oil Painting Supplies

Easel, Chair and Table may be supplied, so please check before purchasing these items.

    Brushes, Recommended: Filberts Bristol 4,6,8,12 and any others you have including bristles, flats, rounds, large and small

    Palate Knife, small triangle and larger flat

    Oil Paints…Colors strongly recommended: Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, An Orange, Sap Green, Ultramarine Blue, A Purple, Payne’s Grey or Prussian Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber and Large tube of Titanium White.....Modifications acceptable if you can not invest in the Cadmiums

    A Glass Palate (1/4 inch glass) Backed with White Paper Palates Acceptable

    2 Primed Canvases; I recommend 11 x 17 pre-stretched canvas or a little larger, no larger than 16 x 20

    Rags and Paper Towels

    Mineral Spirits or Turpenoid if your going green

    3 Small Glass Jars, at least one large

    Damar Varnish (optional)

    Linseed or Stand Oil (optional)

    Apron or work clothing

    Bar of Soap

    Non-Latex Gloves if desired for cleanliness

    Wet Wipes for your hands

    Wide Bottle Cap or Medium Cup fro the linseed or stand oil

    Old Newspaper

    System to carry supplies, a wheel cart is recommended, but not essential.

    Still-life props if requested for your class. (Back drop cloth and objects you want to paint)

    Many sales on oil paints and brushes can be found online. Supplies are usually delivered right to your door when you order online. I recommend online shopping at: Jerry’s Artorama, Dick Blick and many more art supply sites can be found online by googling “oil paints”. You might also look up any local dealers in your neighborhood. Student grade oil paints “Winton Oil Paints” are fine for beginners and a higher grade or Windsor Newton Oil Paints for those with a long term oil painting pursuit. Solvents might be found at a good hardware store. Canvases can now be found at Wal-Mart and Michaels stores.

    A couple helpful links are: