Materials list:

Painting materials

  • Brushes: assorted sizes of filbert (a shape of brush) brushes, from small to about an inch wide
  • Pallet knife: Pallet knife shapes are a matter of personal preference for each artist.  I prefer one with a long wide blade, which allows me to move more paint quickly and efficiently.
  • Pallet: The bigger the better. Wood is best, followed by glass, then plastic, then paper. Never buy paper pallets, they are terrible. 
  • Medium cup: This is a small, sealable container for holding painting medium for use while painting.
  • Brush cleaning jar: Sealable jar for holding turpentine or turpenoid for the first stage of cleaning brushes.
  • Painting panel: Canvas panel to paint on. Bring 6, Fredrix brand canvas panels.  5 of them should be 8x10 inches. The final one may be up to 14x18", if you wish.
  • Turpenoid: Odorless paint solvent similar to turpentine. Use for cleaning brushes as well as used to mix painting medium
  • Refined linseed oil: Used for painting medium.
  • Paper towels:
  • Comfortable shoes:


  • Titanium white
  • Raw umber
  • Cadmium yellow
  • Chrome yellow
  • Yellow Ocher
  • Vermilion red (regular or hue is fine)
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Cobalt blue
  • Ivory black