PAINTING MATERIAL LIST: Acrylic or Oil
12 Oil/Acrylic Paints:
*TITANIUM WHITE–opaque, Quick drying time.
*ULTRAMARINE BLUE– dark, transparent.
*ALIZARIN CRIMSON– cool, bluish red.
(Alizarin Crimson and Ultramarine Blue create strong, rich purple darks)
*CADMIUM RED LIGHT OR MEDIUM– opaque warm red orange.
*CADMIUM YELLOW LIGHT– opaque
*PTHALO OR VIRIDIAN GREEN– Transparent, cool, bluish
(pthalo green and alizarin crimson create rich, dark blacks)
*RED OXIDE, BURNT UMBER, or BURNT SIENNA for underpainting.
#12 Bright, #8 Bright (square flats)
#0/2 Round, #2 Round, #4 Round, #6 Round
#2 Filbert #10 Filbert (flat/rounded edges)
3 Oil Mediums (Oil Painters):
* Walnut Oil
* Walnut Alkyd Medium
* Odorless Mineral Spirits
3 Acrylic Mediums (Acrylic Painters):
*Water in closed container
*Acrylic Medium Matte, Satin, or gloss. (extends acrylic paints without thinning)
*Retarder, small bottle (slows down drying)
* 2 Metal Palette Knives: 1 small diamond shaped, 1 medium straight edge
Knives used to mix paints, scrape off palette or areas of painting, and creating texture.
* Paper Palettes (tear off ), wax paper, or small canvas board for future painting.
* 2 Solvent Cups or jars w tops. One clean for thinning mixtures, one dirty for brush cleaning.
*Canvas boards or stretched canvas, primed:
6 canvases: your choice
8”x10”, 9”x12”, or 11”x14”
* View Finder to frame subject and compose.
- Commercial view finder, empty slide mount.
* Small Paper Color Wheel.
SUPPLIES FOR OUTDOOR (PLEIN AIR) PAINTING ONLY:
* French Easel or light-weight metal easel. (optional)
Bring supplies that can fit into a back pack.
‐ Drinking water in lightweight water bottle.
‐ Small sketch book, pencil, sharpener, eraser (charcoal-optional)
‐ Small color wheel.
‐ Baby wipes.
‐ Rags ‐old white “T” shirts.
‐ Tissues or paper towels.
‐ Plastic grocery bags.
‐ Duct tape.
‐ Waxed paper to cover wet painting or use over canvas board as palette. (optional)
‐ Bungee cords.
‐ Camera or smart phone for recording info.
‐ Clip on umbrella. (optional)
‐ Pliers for opening stubborn paint tubes or screws on easel.
‐ Dress in layers ‐neutral colored clothing, creams or beige.
(white reflects too much light onto your painting)
‐ Fingerless gloves for chilly weather.
‐ Windproof jacket, if needed.
‐ Stool or beach towel to sit or stand on.
ART MATERIAL SOURCES:
Local: Michaels, Walmart
Montana State University (MSU) Bookstore, 125 Strand Union Building, Bozeman 406.994.2811
Jerry's Artarama 800-827-8478 or
Artists Supply Warehouse 800-995-6778 or
Dick Blick Art Supplies 800-828-4548
Genesis Art Supplies 800-037-4278
Daniel Smith Art Supplies 800-426-6740
Sedona Art Supply
Artisan Sante Fe 800-331-6375
Paint manufacturers: gamblincolors.com, mgraham.com, winsornewton.com, talens.com View
EasyL pochade boxes
Judson’s Plein Air Outfitters
Open Box M
Panelpak panel carrier
Palm Palette (for soltek easel)