Class Supply List

PAPP - Beginning Oil Painting

The following is a paired down list of essential colors to have at the beginning of the course. This will make up our foundational primary palette and will be our palette for the first few exercises. 40ml tubes of:

• Cadmium Yellow Light or Cadmium Yellow Medium or Permanent Yellow or equivalent primary yellow (not too close to orange)

• Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Crimson or equivalent

• Ultramarine Blue

• Yellow Ochre or Yellow Ochre Deep

• Earth tone red such as Indian Red , Venetian Red, or Red Ochre

• A cold black such as Ivory Black, Blue Black (Winsor Newton), or Cold Black (Williamsburg)

Raw or Burnt Umber

• One tube of Titanium White

If you’d like to keep things simple this can act as your palette for the duration of the term, however I will discuss ways to expand this palette after the first 3 paintings.

Optional expanded primary palette colors :

• Cadmium Yellow Medium or Deep or equivalent warm yellow (Orange feeling)

• Cadmium Red or Vermillion Red or equivalent warm red (leans toward yellow)

• Cerulean or Cobalt blue or equivalent yellow leaning blue

You will also need the following materials:

• 1 wooden or disposable palette( I like the neutral grey you can get at the art store but freezer paper also works well)

• 1 12 by 18 pad of Arches oil paper (or prepared surfaces of a comparable size that you would like to work on.)

• 1 roll of masking tape and 1 board to attach paper or painting material to

• Paper towels or painting rags (I love the blue shop towels you get at the hardware store)

• 1 small sealable container for painting medium

• painting medium: this can be either walnut oil or a 50/50 combination of linseed oil and Gamsol

• at least 1 good quality drop-handled palette knife

• A variety of brushes: at least 2 #8 or larger, and at least 2 smaller than an 8. At least 1 of each of the 3 major shapes: the flat, the filbert and the round. This will be covered in detail in class, if these are your first brushes a mixed pack can be great.

• 1 plastic viewfinder called a Viewcatcher

• Drawing materials: just a good pencil and eraser for drawing on your canvas, and possibly a sketchbook or some paper for sketching before you paint (optional).