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Required Materials: Oil Painting

  • 16″ x 20″ or slightly smaller painting surface (x2). This may include linen, canvas, prepared wood panel. If using Mylar or aluminum please put a thin coat of white oil paint at least a week before. The smoother the better.
  • # 2,4,6 Hog Bristle Filbert or equivalent
  • #0 White Nylon detail brush
  • #8 Natural Hair [Red Sable, Ox] (optional)
  • Paint Rag
  • Small paint thinner
  • Small Linseed oil
  • Palette or Palette paper
  • Maul Stick or common wood dowel (optional)
  • Pencil
  • Sketchbook

Oil Colors:

  • White (I prefer Cremnitz)
  • Cadmium Yellow or equivalent
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red Light or equivalent
  • Transparent Red Oxide
  • Ivory Black
  • French Ultramarine
  • Alizarin Crimson