Class Supply List

PAPP - Beginning Oil Painting - Jeremy Durling

The following is a paired down list of essential colors to have at the beginning of the course. This is a neutral primary palette and will be our palette for the first few exercises.

40ml tubes of:

  • Yellow ochre
  • A Neutral Red such as Venetian Red or Indian red
  • Blue Black (a color made by Winsor Newton and Williamsburg (Cold Black), it can also be made by combining equal parts Ivory Black and Ultramarine blue)
  • One large tube of Titanium White



As we progress you will need to acquire this expanded palette with one warm and one cool of each primary color:

  • Cadmium or Permanent Yellow
  • 1 cool yellow (lemon)
  • Cadmium Red or Vermillion Red from Sennnelier
  • 1 cool red (quinacridone or alizarin crimson)
  • Cobalt blue or cerulean blue
  • Ultramarine Blue



You will also need the following materials:

  • 1 wooden or disposable palette to mix paint on(freezer paper works well)
  • Painting supports (surfaces to paint on). I recommend a 12 by 18 pad of Arches oil paper or Canson Canvapaper. These materials are versatile and can be great for process work and experimentation. Other materials such as prepared canvas or panel of a comparable size are great too, and we will discuss a variety of different painting surfaces in class for future experimentation.
  • 1 roll of masking tape
  • Paper towels or painting rags
  • 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.
  • 1 plastic viewfinder called a Viewcatcher

*A word about solvents: It is not required that you paint with solvents, but if you choose to Gamsol is the only solvent that can be safely used in our painting room. We do have excellent ventilation, but we must still be careful to minimize the poten- tially harmful effects of vapors. We will discuss this at length on our first day.