I use angular, filberts and bright brushes that have a good spring and will hold a good edge. Brushes vary in size up to 1 inch. My brushes are a synthetic mongoose from Princeton or Windsor and Newton’s Monarch. I also use Simply Simmons brushes which are very inexpensive. A Silicone tipped tool called a color shaper is used for removing paint for detail. The silicone tool is best for oils as acrylic tends to dry too fast to be effective in removing paint with it. I use the largest angular one. I also use a 3 inch flat silicon tool. I am told a plastic spatula may be a good and inexpensive substitute for the 3″ tool. I will have the angular for sale in the workshop. Palette knife may substitute though not as effective for me.
I will be using a 20″ X 30” canvas. You may use any size you are comfortable with.
We will be using up to 2 canvas per day.
Walnut or other oil as the ONLY medium. Poppy seed oil or other light oil is good when painting light colors.
For our health, walnut, linseed, poppy, or sunflower oil will be the ONLY medium used in class. Brushes will be not be cleaned in class unless using oil so bring lots of paper towels to wipe your brush as you paint. (Always dispose of your rags outside. Oils can be flammable.)