A Supply List for Landscape Painting—limited palette
Oil paints, opaque:
Winsor & Newton Griffin Alkyd titanium white
Cadmium yellow deep
Viridian green (please, no thalo green!)
brights: 6, 8, 10
medium fan brush
Robert Simmons Signet is an excellent brand
soft hair brushes:*
Preferred: Winsor & Newton Eclipse or Cirrus filberts,
or Creative Mark Vermeer:
filberts 6, 10, round #4
#12 Grumbacher Academy Natural Filbert--great value for tapping out glazes (Hobby Lobby)
Canvas or Ampersand Panel—canvas texture***
Liquitex acrylic paint: raw umber, ultramarine blue, viridian, titanium white, ivory black, yellow ochre,cerulean blue
mediums, solvents, etc.
odorless mineral spirits, small amount
Spike oil of lavender
small jar for medium: baby food, or pimento cheese-size
glass palette 12” x 16” (sanded or taped edges-get at hardware store like Ace or Universal)
12x16 piece of brown kraft paper or neutral gray paper
widget (to scrape glass palette clean-get at hardware store)**
plastic sealable box to store palette, such as Masterson's (optional but useful)
Gojo waterless hand cleaner--not the kind with pumice! (get at hardware store)
apron or smock
paper towels (Viva) or rags to wipe brushes
*If you get new brushes, please wash out the sizing new brushes are treated with. This will improve their performance wonderfully! Use cool water (not warm) and dish soap, shake out excess water, shape the wet bristles with your fingers, and allow to dry flat (not vertically.) Take these precautions to avoid loosening the glue that holds the ferrule (metal part) and bristles in place.
Recommended online suppliers: http://www.trekell.com/ , http://www.aswexpress.com/ , http://www.dickblick.com/ , http://www.jerrysartarama.com/
**If you must use a paper palette, try to find grey, not white.
Much easier to judge color and value on a non-white surface!
***Ampersand Panel—Canvas Texture — This ready-to-paint panel features top-quality, medium density fiberboard (MDF) coated with premium, acid-free acrylic gesso. The canvas-like surface provides a bit of brush drag for superb control, and results in brighter, truer-looking colors. This panel is able to support heavy paint layers in oil or acrylic, including palette knife painting and other vigorous techniques. It's also perfect for mixed media applications, collage, and assemblage. The panel is available in three profiles — a 3/8" flat panel with hanging slots on the back, as well as 3/4" and 1-1/2" cradled panels. The cradle support frames are handmade using birch plywood and are left unfinished.
Dick Blick online has these.