Oil Painting Materials


 

 

EDLA CUSICK – THE CREATIVE PROCESS

PAINTS:

  • Titanium White or Flake White
  • Red – Cadmium, Alizarin Crimson
  • Blue – Ultramarine *, Prussian, Cobalt
  • Yellow – Cadmium, Indian, Ochre
  • Green – Earth, Sap
  • Raw Umber , Burnt Umber

PAINTING SURFACE

  • Stretched canvas (12×16” or 16×20” are good sizes to begin with)(12×16” or 16×20” are good sizes to begin with)
  • Gesso primed panel (12×16 1/8” Masonite or equivalent prepared commercially or by yourself)

MISC.

  • Medium-sized painting knife and/or palette knife. Small cup for holding liquid medium/mineral spirits. Small container of odorless mineral spirits- Sunnyside brand is cheap and very good. Small quantity of vegetable oil and liquid or solid soap for cleaning brushes; paper towels and disposable plastic bags for refuse.

 


 

MAX HORBUND – PAINTING LANDSCAPES: INSIDE/OUTSIDE/ CRAFT AND THEORY OF PAINTING / OIL PAINTING: STILL LIFE/LIFE PORTRAIT

  • OPTIONAL
    Drawing material that you may want to have: drawing pad (2×16 is useful as is a smaller one for your pocket), some soft or medium charcoal sticks – (fat and medium thickness), kneaded eraser, small piece of chamois, charcoal pencil-medium or soft, single-edged razor blade or pen knife to sharpen pencils.
  • BRUSHES:
    Assortment of white bristle FILBERT shaped brushed #4 thru #10 with two or more of sizes 4 and 6. Paint’s white handle hog bristle brushes, Robert Simmons, Grumbacher Degas series or Princeton pure bristle among other brands.
  • PALETTE
    16” x 12” (fits plastic palette keeper) or larger palette made from middle value wood, Lucite or Masonite manufactured or cut to size by a hardware store. These palettes are usually about 1/8th inch thick. If you have a 1/8th inch Lucite panel cut for you, leave the protective contact paper on one side to provide the middle value. Seal the Masonite with one or two coats of shellac (break the shine, wipe with alcohol and coat with shellac when dry).
  • PAINTS
    Alizarin
    Cadmium Yellow
    Cadmium Orange
    Yellow Pale or Lemon
    Red light
    Crimson Red
    Raw Sienna
    Raw Sienna
    Burnt Sienna
    Raw Umber
    Viridian green
    Cobalt Blue
    Ultramarine Blue
    Ivory Black
    White = Utrecht white, Permalba, or another titanium / zinc mixture
    Other useful colors: Zinc white, Viridian, Sap Green, Indian Yellow
    Do not buy ‘student grade’, ‘sketch grade’, ‘Hue’, or anything other than regular professional grade paints. OK brands include: Utrecht, Rembrandt, or other premium brands.
  • MEDIUM
    No. 922 medium (available at the Art Students League of NY or from Max Horbund)
    Or a mixture of 1 part stand oil or sun thickened oil to 2 parts odorless mineral spirits (Turpenoid or Sunnyside brands are fine or a mixture of 1/3 each of Stand Oil, Linseed Oil and Odorless mineral spirits.
  • PAINTING SURFACE
    (12×16” or 16×20” are good sizes to begin with)
    Stretched canvas or gesso primed panel (12×16 1/8” Masonite or equivalent prepared commercially or by yourself)
  • MISC.
    Medium-sized painting knife and/or palette knife. Small cup for holding liquid medium/mineral spirits. Small container of odorless mineral spirits- Sunnyside brand is cheap and very good. Small quantity of vegetable oil and liquid or solid soap for cleaning brushes; paper towels and disposable plastic bags for refuse.

 


 

JIN YOUNG KOH – INTRODUCTION TO OIL PAINTING

PAINTS:

Note: 1) Please do not buy the brands indicating “student grade” on their labels. Why: they do not have enough pigments or contain modern equivalents that are cheaper to produce the mixture; by which when it dries, the finished quality of work greatly diminishes. ‘Hue’ paints are not recommended for the same reason, yet not as much for the beginners and we will talk about it in our class. 2) Colors listed above are basic, based on their temperature such as warm and cold. (Cad Red is warm and Crimson is cold) The purpose of the list is for you to have a better understanding of colors, and you may bring any color that interest you or you feel comfortable with.

  • Red- Cadmium, Alizarin Crimson
  • Blue- Cobalt, Prussian, Cerulean (optional)
  • Green- Sap, Phthalo
  • Dioxazine Purple, Burnt Umber, Titanium White or Zinc White

BRUSHES:

  • Filbert or Flat brushes between #4 to #12  (Buying an inch or wider brush at a dollar store is also useful to play with)

MISC.

  • Palette knife, Disposable palette or Wax paper (Affordable option is to get a cardboard, tape and white or clear large plastic trash bag to make a palette)
  • Odorless Turpenoid, container
  • Canvas, or any self-sustainable primed surface 16”x20” or 18”x24” are commonly recommended for beginners, yet it gets more fun with larger sizes.