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Oil Painting for Beginners – Materials List
- The canvas size is up to the student, but an overall good size would be 18 x 24. There are now many inexpensive cradled wood panels that are excellent. You would want it primed. If you buy an 18 x 24 cotton duck canvas the weave is very strong and before class, I suggest getting a small container of acrylic gesso and putting a couple of extra layers to smooth out the surface. If you’re working on primed linen, no additional preparation of the surface would be necessary.
- A pallet to put your paint on. This can be any type of oil palette, including disposable oil painting paper palette.
- A cup that attaches to the palette that would hold odorless mineral spirits.
- A small bottle or can of odorless mineral spirits.
- If you don’t have a preferred medium, I suggest Windsor & Newton Liquin.
- If you’re just starting out, getting a set of oil paints with at least six colors would be a good start. Everyone will need Titanium White.
If you want to buy individual tubes and not a set, here are some good suggestions.
Cadmium Orange — can be hue
Cadmium Red — can be hue
- A variety of bristle brushes. A few small rounds. I really like Filbert brushes. Perhaps one through six size. And some flats and bright. They can be Utrecht or Blick brand.
- One synthetic brush round #1
- Some cotton rags or a roll of paper towels. The best is Viva soft.