Friday’s Oil & Acrylic Painting Class

Gamblin Oil narrow

Neil Orlowski Supply ListOil_painting_palette


  • Titanium White* (5oz is recommended)
  • Cadmium Yellow Light*
  • Yellow Ochre*
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium Red Light*
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Permanent Rose
  • Alizarin Crimson*
  • Ultramarine Blue*
  • Pthalo Blue
  • Pthalo Green (or Viridian)*
  • Olive Green (or Raw Umber)

*Essential colors:  If budget is limited, please contact me to discuss alternatives.In oil, the 37ml tubes are recommended except for titanium white.In acrylic, Golden Open (slow-drying acrylic) is strongly recommended. 2oz tubes of the colors and the 50z tube of titanium white.Note:    No black; I prefer to make black using the dark, transparent colors.Brushes

  • The larger, the better depending on your project
  • Bristle brushes, either filberts (rounded flat tip) or brights (flat chisel point)
  • An assortment of large, med. & small, with at least 3-5 brushes total:
    #4, #6, #8, #10, #12    or     #4,#8, #12
  • Other brushes and their uses will be discussed in class


  • Preferred 12 x 16 (or larger) 
  • Disposable paper palette, glass or plexiglass (oil paint only).

Note: There is a 12×16 Masterson’s sealable box that is handy for transporting a wet palette. blue (oil) or red (acrylic) top

Thinner/Painting Mediums

  • Odorless mineral spirits (oil palette)
  • Painting Mediums are optional
    • Linseed or walnut oil for slower drying time; alkyd-based medium for faster
    • For acrylic, use blending mediums.
  • Containers with tight-fitting lid. For oil use the silicoil jar or Anderson & son’s brush cleaning tank. For acrylic use a suitable plastic water.

Canvas/Painting Surface

  • Inexpensive canvas board is fine depending on your need for being archival (longevity of your art project); otherwise, pre-stretched canvas (gallerywrap or regular stretcher bars) or pro series of canvas panels.
  • Size/format appropriate to subject matter; generally 8 x 10 to 16 x 20

Feel free to contact Neil Orlowski if you have any questions regarding supplies.

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