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OIL PAINTING - MATERIALS
Beginners expect to spend about $125 on materials.


Drawing

18" x 24" Newsprint Pad

1

 

20" x 26" Drawing Board (optional)

1

 

Soft Vine Charcoal

1 box

 

Kneaded Rubber Eraser

1

 


Oil Paints
Avoid Winton, Rowney and other student grade paints. Higher quality, professional grade is preferable (for example: Winsor & Newton, Gamblin, Grumbacher Pre-Tested).

Beginners - Monochromatic Palette:

Titanium White, large tube

1- 5 oz tube

 

Burnt Umber

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Intermediate - Limited Palette (in addition to Monochromatic):

Venetian Red

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Yellow Ochre

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Ivory Black or Gamblin's Chromatic Black

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Cadmium Red Light (optional)

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Experienced - Full Palette (in addition to Limited):

Cadmium Red Light (if not already purchased)

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Permanent Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Red

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Cadmium Yellow

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Viridian Green

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Ultramarine Blue

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Burnt Sienna

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Additional Colors (Optional:

Cobalt Blue

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Dioxazine Purple

1- 1.25 oz tube

 

Cadmium Orange

1- 1.25 oz tube

 


Brushes
Avoid cheap brushes. Get at least 3 long-handled Filbert shaped brushes for now (sizes #6 - #10). Eventually you'll want more and a variety of sizes. You may also want to try Flats and Rounds at some point.

Natural Bristle (course haired), Filberts

3 or more, #4 - #8

 

Natural Bristle (course haired), Filbert or Round (optional)

1, #2

 

Sable, (soft haired), Filbert or Round (optional)

1, #1 or #2

 


Support

11" x 14" Stretched Canvas

2

 

or

or

 

11" x 14" Canvas Board

2

 


Palette

Wood
(12"x15" min size, treat with linseed oil prior to use)

1

 

or

or

 

Paper Palette Pad

1

 


Miscellaneous

Palette Knife
(not a painting knife)

1

 

Odorless Mineral Spirits
(such as Gamblin's Gamsol)

1 - 32 oz

 

Hand Soap
(plain white bar such as Ivory brand)

1 bar

 

Small (tuna) Cans
(for odorless mineral spirits)

2

 

Rags or Sturdy Paper Towels (such as Viva brand)

several

 

Apron or Smock

1

 

Art Tool Box (to carry materials)

1

 

SOURCES FOR MATERIALS

Local:

Art Loft of Addam's Bookstore
(10% off all art items)
326 South Tate St, Greensboro, 370-4140

Hobby Lobby Creative Centers
1317 Bridford Pkwy, Greensboro, 292-0824, www.hobbylobby.com

Michaels Arts & Crafts
1616 Highwoods Blvd (off New Garden Rd), Greensboro, 316-1112,
1206 Bridford Pkwy, Greensboro, 297-4015,
www.michaels.com

Southern Photo Print & Supply Company
(15% discount to art students)
1639 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, 274-1541, www.southernphoto.com

Online:
(below list price, but with shipping charges)

Blick Studio
800-828-4548, www.dickblick.com

Cheap Joe's Art Stuff
800-227-2788, www.cheapjoes.com

Jerry's Artarama
800-827-8478, www.jerrysartarama.com

Utrecht Art Supplies
800-223-9132, www.utrecht.com

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