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Painting Supply List

Linen panels (11x14 or 12x16) - I work on Centurion LX Acrylic Primed Linen Panels, find them and almost all the supplies at


Painting Palette - The bigger the better. Plex or tempered glass with a painted gray back work great. Disposable palette sheets will also work

-  Very important items to start painting

Safflower Oil for painting medium

.  I use Safflower oil as my painting medium and it works great and isn’t toxic or smell Many paint companies use it instead on Linseed oil in their paints

I buy Safflower oil in bottles by Utrecht or Gamblin


Baby oil - brush cleaner

Baby oil to clean my brushes and only to clean brushes.


Roll of paper towels and plastic grocery bags for trash


3 - small plastic or glass containers -  Cottage Cheese type with top to store leftover paint and 2 smaller ones for holding painting medium and cleaner (about 2 - 3” in size).

Oil Paint Brushes - 

Utrecht Series 209 Pure Natural Chungking Hog Bristle Brush, Bright

Flats, Size: #12 - (1”wide brush), #10 - ( 3/4”wide brush), #8 - 5/8 wide brush

Good strong brushes. 


I also use Rosemary Ivory Synthetic Brushes in the same sizes + a #4. I love these brushes, great for finishing work.

Palette Knives - 

Blick Palette Knives by RGM, Style 31 or Style 72

triangle shaped blades about 1” and 2-1/4” in blade length

(1 for small areas and 1 for bigger jobs) the 1” will done for the workshop

Suggested Oil Paint Colors

I use mostly Rembrandt oil paints

I recommend spending your money on the Cadmium colors, the others are not that expensive.


Perm Alizarin Crimson or Rembrandt Rose Madder
Cadmium Red Light
Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Orange

Yellow Ochre

Oxide Red Light or Terra Rosa or Venetian Red

Utrecht Cobalt Blue Hue (I use the Utrecht Cobalt Blue Hue) or French Ultramarine Titanium White

Phthalo Green Blue


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