Oil Painting Supplies - dummies

By Anita Marie Giddings, Sherry Stone Clifton

Part of Oil Painting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Before you begin an oil painting project, make sure you have all the necessary supplies and get organized to avoid disruptions. Use this list as a guide for assembling the most useful oil painting materials:

  • Oil Paints (in 37 ml Tubes)

    • Cadmium Yellow Light (hue)

    • Cadmium Red Light (hue)

    • Alizarin Crimson

    • Ultramarine Blue

    • Mars Black

    • Titanium White

    • Yellow Ochre

    • Cerulean Blue (hue)

  • Other Necessary Supplies and Equipment

    • Gamsol or Turpenoid, 16 oz. can

    • Linseed oil

    • Canvas panel or stretched canvas, sized for specific project

    • Three small to medium glass jars with lids

    • Rags and paper towels

    • Palette knife (metal, not plastic)

    • Palette (glass or disposable paper palette with tear-off sheets)

    • Four to five bristle brushes, 1⁄4 inch to 3⁄4 inch

    • Tackle box or container to carry all this stuff