Painting Materials List: Basic Oil Set
This list is for general oil painting classes and beginning students. Some of my more advanced portrait and figure painting students may require more colors than listed here.
Please buy professional quality, rather than student quality paints. Suggestions include but are not limited to Gamblin, Winsor & Newton, and Rembrandt.
Quinacridone Rose or Magenta
*These colors are the bare minimum required. The remaining pigments are helpful and in some specific circumstances necessary, but are not required for most beginning projects.
Get a few large filbert bristle brushes, a few smooth and pert synthetic filbert medium sized brushes, and a few small round synthetic brushes. Try to get brushes whose hairs don't easily fall out and that are not floppy.
Flat palettes only. Disposable palettes are acceptable as are wood, plastic, or other flat palettes.
Odorless Mineral Spirits (Optional)
*NO turpentine or mediums with a strong odor, please!
Paper Towels or Rags
Bar of white soap