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This is a suggested materials list. There are, as you know, so many materials that you might use on any given day in the studio. Most every artist has both preferences and old habits. Please use what you are most comfortable with.

Paints come in a wide range of qualities and price points, and colors can vary from brand to brand. When shopping for paint, if possible, try to buy artist grade instead of student grade paints. Every artist has their favorite colors, and the more you paint, the more colors you may want.

This is a suggested palette:
*hues are substitutes that are much less toxic and less expensive, but often not as saturated and rich.

Some suggested additional colors:
You are not obligated to use a medium. I usually use Gamblin Galkyd, gel or liquid, as I like how it makes the paint move and the speed at which it causes the paint to dry.

Brushes: A selection of brushes suitable for oil (or acrylic) paint, bristle or synthetic. A mixture of sizes, at least three or four brushes, ranging from 3/16” to at least 1” in width. Brights or Flats preferred. Plus any favorites.

Painting knife. Metal and small with a head no more than 2” in total length. Examples: Dick Blick #44, #46, or #6, Liquitex #5 or #16, Loew Cornell #12.

You need something to paint on. For our purposes, smaller is often ideal. But, again, use what you are most comfortable with. Smooth prepped masonite panels such as Ampersand Gessoboard can work well.

* consider avoiding the cheapest pre-stretched canvases. They have a strong and intrusive texture that is especially troublesome in smaller sizes.