Supply List (U.S.)



  • Purple Dioxazine
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Viridian green
  • Sap green
  • Olive green
  • Cadmium medium yellow
  • Cadmium light red
  • Yellow ochre
  • Cadmium orange
  • Titanium white
  • Burnt sienna
  • Lemon yellow
  • Burnt umber
  • Turquoise or cerulean


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 “Master’s Touch, synthetic hog brush series 700A and Royal Langnickel’s Moderna series.  I like to use angle brushes the most.  They make broad strokes but also very thin lines when turned on  edge .  Any brushes with a firm spring with just a bit of softness will do.   In other words, a brush that is a cross between the softness of sable and the harshness of bristle.

A Silicone tipped tool called a colour shaper is used for slight blending and 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, #16 which can be found in better art stores or order online by googling “Colour Shaper”.   I also use a 3 inch flat silicon tool in addition to the angular one.  I just came across a 2″ wide flat silicone tool that is very inexpensive at Hobby Lobby.  They also have a Catalyst wedge that is a good substitute. I am told a plastic spatula may be a good and inexpensive substitute for the 3″ tool.   Palette knife may substitute though not as effective for me.  See pics below.


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.

  • Palette paper
  • Soft vine charcoal
  • Paper towels (lots)
  • Easel


Walnut or other oil as the ONLY medium. Poppy seed oil or other light oil is good when painting light colors. No turpentine or other solvent based medium will be used in class.   

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.)