Mineral vs. Organic(synthetic)
Opaque vs. transparent
We will be using OIL paint this semester.
(do not buy “water-based” oil paint-it is a scam)
MOST IMPORTANT TO HAVE:
Radiant White (only made by Gamblin)
Cadmium Red (medium)
Cadmium Yellow Light
Permanent green Middle
Brown Pink (transparent)
Indian Yellow (transparent)
Quinacridone Red (transparent)
Permanent Rose or Magenta
Pthalo TurquoisePthalo Blue
Powder (King’s) Blue
Transparent Orange or Yellow
Transparent Red Oxide
YOU DON’T REALLY NEED TO BUY BLACK…but get Mars Black if you insist.
Refined Linseed oil
Gamsol (solvent) or odorless mineral spirits
Galkyd (alkyd resin) (optional)
Stand oil (optional)
Ketone matte varnish (wax based)
Murphy’s Oil Soap Industrial Strength (Home Depot)
FREEZER PAPER (from publix) on a piece of cardboard or Masonite
As many as you can afford of all types and sizes
A variety of flat and round brushes will do
1 VALUE PACK BRUSH SET (Princeton Art& Brush)
small rounds, midsize flats
30 Blick Mega Brush, white nylon (filbert)
40 Blick Mega Brush, nylon filbert
50 Blick Mega Brush, nylon, flat
PURDY 3” Nylon Brush from HOME DEPOT (for priming)
3-4 of various sizes, cheap white plastic brand ok
HB and Ebony pencil (8B graphite)
Zinsser Bull’s Eye 1-2-3 Primer
Anything over 11x14” and as large as you would like to go.
Birch Panel (home-made or store bought)
Masonite from Home Depot
Have them cut to 16”x24” or 18”x24”
I do not recommend canvas for a beginner class
We are going to need a minimum of 6-8 surfaces to work on.
Some other ideas:
Ampersand and Hardboard ¾” cradled:
Blick Studio Artists Boards
If you have the money BUY LINEN!
Blue Painters tape (delicate surfaces) from home depot (1 roll)
Sandpaper 150,220 grit (6 pack from Home Depot)
2 large plastic cups with lids for medium, etc.
1 bottle dish detergent (joy or other)
carrying cases, boxes, etc
several rolls of paper towels
Materials for this class might be expensive, but it IS possible to make great work without spending a fortune.
Remember, you may not end up using everything and can continue to paint far into the future. Think of it as an
INVESTMENT! Please buy mid-priced paints when possible. Cheap paints usually yield AWFUL and depressing
results that may result in mental anguish. Frustration and tears. Good materials=Good Art.
I RECOMMEND !!!
Easel Art Supply Center
810 Park Avenue
Lake Park, FL 33402
They will give you a good discount if you are a student and are very helpful.