Yavapai College’s Oil/Acrylic Painting Spring 2016 Galvan



Painting Study Art Materials

  • A Newsprint or Drawing pad at least 11×14
  • Charcoal pencils (varying hardnesses)
  • Jumbo Vine or Willow Charcoal Sticks – Round or Rectangular
  • A roll of Masking or Artist Tape


Buy all oil or all acrylic at first

  • Titanium White (PW6)
  • Ivory Black (PBk9)
  • Yellow Ochre Light or Pale (PY43)
  • Indian Yellow (PY110)
  • English Red or Transparent Red Oxide (PR101)
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson (PR83)
  • Ultramarine Blue (PB29)
  • Cobalt Blue (PB28)
  • Viridian (PG18)


  • Cad Red Light (PR108)
  • Cad Yellow Medium (PY35)

~A box with handle to carry all your paints that you can fit into a locker or paint tube carrier~



If you do not have any brushes, at least buy the following:

  • An inexpensive hog bristle long handled brush set varying in size and shape
  • A few synthetic flat or round brushes with long handles varying in size and shape
  • One 2” bristle brush
  • One 1” flat bristle brush.

**This will be enough to start with; you can acquire more as you go along.


Acrylic Painters –

  • Two empty plastic containers approximately 12oz or larger for water

Oil Painters –

  • Two small sealable containers safe for paint mediums
  • A 16oz or larger container of odorless mineral spirits (Paint Thinner, Turpenoid or Gamsol)
  • A small container of Linseed oil (8oz or larger)
  • A palette knife to be used for mixing mostly
  • A mixing palette – 12×16 wood palette, piece of glass or sealed palette for mixing and/or saving the paint between sessions.

Painting Substrates:

pre-stretched canvases, canvas panels or gessoed boards:

  • Two 8x10s
  • Three 11x14s
  • Two 16x20s
  • Five 18x24s


Optional Equipment:

nitrile gloves for cleanup of mineral spirits and painting

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