Oil Class Supply List

Oil Class Art Material List

There are easels for students use at Arts Umbrella, no need to bring your own.

Oil Colors:

  1. Cadmium Lemon (or Cadmium Yellow Pale, or Cadmium Yellow Light for Gamblin)
  2. Cadmium Yellow Medium
  3. Cadmium Orange
  4. Cadmium Red Medium (or Permanent Red Medium from Rembrandt)
  5. Alizarin Crimson (permanent if possible)
  6. Ultramarine Blue
  7. Thalo Blue
  8. Green (such as sap green, or viridian)
  9. Transparent Oxide Red or Brown (or Burnt Sienna, or Brown Umber) I really like Transparent Oxide Red from Rembrandt.
  10. Titanium White

Optional Colors: (optional because they are either too pricey, or can be easily mixed, or seldom used)

Cobalt Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Chromium Black, Cerulean Blue Hue.


I prefer Bristle variety (my favorite Robert Simmons Signet) and couple synthetic or natural hair ones for blending. I recommend Filberts or Flats in sizes 2-8, few of each size. One smaller brush for fine details, such as round 1 or 2.

Palette knife for mixing colors and for cleaning palette.

Brush Cleaner: Gamsol only!!! No turpentine allowed in classroom, even odorless turpentine releases harmful fumes.

Medium:  Linseed oil and Gamsol. If you use Gamsol as a medium I recommend small separate container for it and larger one for cleaning brushes.

Surface: Canvas panel, or canvas board, or gessoed Masonite.

Palette: wood, glass, “Gray Matters”, Palette Seal.

Miscellaneous: palette knife, scraper, paper towel, gloves, sketch pad for thumbnails and taking notes, iPad is handy for reference and photo editing, wet canvas carrier (something like pizza box works well), plastic bag for trash.

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