Oil Painting Workshop - Art Supply List - Still under construction

I really love both Gamblin and Holbein oils. I feel it's a personal preference which one you use. Hobein's top line is the Vernet. They have a less expensive line as well as does Gamblin. I listed here the top of the line oils but you can check out the student grade ones and see which one works best for you. I am a fan of using the best oils you can afford. So, I will leave this up to you. You do not have to buy a full set, but I wanted to offer that for ease. I will also list in a PDF the basic list of colors that I recommend you begin with.

If you purchase here, I receive a small portion of sales. The price is the same if you buy it though my site or directly from the vendor.

GAMBLIN OIL COLORS

HOLBEIN OIL COLORS

Gamblin Artists' Oil Color - Introductory Set

Gamblin Artist's Oil Colors are crafted by hand with the well-being of artists, their work, and the environment in mind. True to historic working properties, yet safer and more permanent, they combine the best traditions of the past with the latest technical innovations, giving you the freedom to create without compromise.

Made with the finest grades of pigment available (yes, there are differences), Gamblin Artist's Oils have luscious working properties, and each color possesses unique characteristics in terms of texture, undertone, and tinting strength. The range of colors includes both historically accurate paints and modern, synthetically derived hues. For everything from traditional realism to contemporary abstraction, you'll find your ideal colors within the Gamblin line.

All Gamblin Artist's Oil Paints are completely non-toxic when used as recommended. Most are made with alkali-refined linseed oil as a binder, which creates a strong, flexible paint film and yellows significantly less than cold press linseed oil, the traditional binder in oil paints. Select colors use safflower oil as a binder. Not only are these vegetable oils completely non-toxic, they are commonly used in health and beauty products, so you can trust in their safety.

This set gives painters a thoughtfully constructed palette of luscious oil colors cradled in a primed, ready-to-use, 12'' × 6½'' painting panel handcrafted in North America from sustainably forested birch. Colors include Cadmium Yellow Light, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Light, Alizarin Crimson, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, Ivory Black, and Titanium White in 37 ml (1.25 oz) tubes.

Holbein Vernét Superior Artists' Oil Colors - Set of 12 colors, 20 ml tubes

The color chemists at Holbein took a decade to develop Vernét Superior Artists' Oils, with the stated objective of creating the most advanced artists' oil color ever produced. With a range of 40 remarkably strong, beautiful, and stable colors, the Vernét line is truly the dream palette of tomorrow's great masters. Vernét's innovation lies in its technology. It differs fundamentally from other artists' oils in that the grain diameter of the pigment is roughly half the size of standard line equivalents. This produces a remarkable color depth and vibrancy. With such a fine pigment grain, light is reflected more evenly without being scattered, resulting in an almost transparent luminosity and beauty. Made with pure, single pigments and finest-quality , refined linseed oil (the only exception being Silver White Poppy, made with poppy oil), Vernét colors offer outstanding adhesion, tinting strength, durability, smoothness, and lightfastness. They produce clean, non-muddy results when mixed.

This set contains 12 colors in 20 ml tubes, including Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Bismuth Yellow, Terre Verte, Phthalocyanine Green, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue, Quinacridone Magenta, Burnt Sienna, and Titanium White.

Gamblin Artist's Oil Color - Alizarin Permanent, 37 ml tube

Holbein Vernét Superior Artists' Oil Color - Alizarin Crimson, 20 ml tube

Gamblin Artist's Oil Color - Cadmium Red Medium, 37 ml tube

Holbein Vernét Superior Artists' Oil Color - Cadmium Red, 20 ml tube

Gamblin Artist's Oil Color - Cadmium Yellow Medium, 37 ml tube

Holbein Vernét Superior Artists' Oil Color - Cadmium Yellow, 20 ml tube

Gamblin Artist's Oil Color - Hansa Yellow Light, 37 ml tube

Holbein Vernét Superior Artists' Oil Color - Imidazalone Yellow, 20 ml tube

Gamblin Artist's Oil Color - Phthalo Blue, 37 ml tube

Holbein Vernét Superior Artists' Oil Color - Pthalocyanine Blue, 20 ml tube

Gamblin Artist's Oil Color - Ultramarine Blue, 37 ml tube

Holbein Vernét Superior Artists' Oil Color - Ultramarine Blue, 20 ml tube

Gamblin Artist's Oil Color - Titanium White, 150 ml tube

Holbein Vernét Superior Artists' Oil Color - Titanium White, 50 ml tube

Gamblin Artist's Oil Color - Raw Umber, 37 ml tube

Holbein Vernét Superior Artists' Oil Color - Raw Umber, 20 ml tube

- Preparing Surfaces -

Golden Acrylic Gesso - White, 16 oz jar

Golden Gesso is ready-to-use liquid grounds formulated for the use of acrylics on any commonly used painting surface. They are flexible and can be applied in thin layers to conform to a variety of textured surfaces without cracking. Gesso provides a "tooth" to the support that promotes the adhesion of the paint system. Modify Golden Gesso by mixing it with a variety of mediums. Spray it, or apply it with brush, roller, or trowel. At least three layers of gesso are needed for oil painting over acrylic gesso.

Princeton Gesso Brush - Short Handle, Size 2

Princeton's gesso brush is hand crafted in the USA, and features natural flagged end bristle hair. It is economically priced, but is high quality with minimum hair loss. The burgundy lacquered handle is well balanced for extended working time. The gesso brush is excellent for priming canvas, varnishing, or large scale paintings.

- Painting Mediums -

Gamblin Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits - 16.9 oz bottle

An excellent solvent for thinning Gamblin mediums, for general painting, and for studio and brush cleanup. It evaporates completely, leaving no residue, and the absence of the aromatic solvent component means painters can work with Gamsol five times longer than turpentine without adverse health effects.

Gamblin Galkyd Lite - 4.2 oz bottle

Formulated to thin oil colors and maintain strong flexible paint films, with a viscosity similar to that of a traditional dammar/refined linseed oil/turpentine painting medium. It will leave brush strokes in thicker layers and allow a longer working time (approximately three hours). Glazes are slightly less glossy than those made with traditional mediums or Galkyd.

- Palettes -

Blick Palette Paper Pad - 12'' x 16'', 50 Sheets

Cleanup is quick and easy with Blick Studio Disposable Palette Pads — just tear off a sheet, use it for your painting session, then throw it away! Great for use with acrylics, casein, and oils, the palette paper pads are available in a variety of sizes, each containing 50 sheets

Masterson Super Pro Palette - 15 1/2'' x 11 1/2''

The Masterson Sta-Wet Super Pro Palette is a patented, multi-purpose palette designed to preserve the freshness of acrylics or watercolors for days, even weeks. It begins with a strong, airtight, plastic tray and lid. Depending on the medium you are using, one piece will be the tray and one piece will be the lid.

- Brushes -

Dynasty Black Gold Decor Sets

These are short handled but still work well with oil paint. Dynasty's Black Gold brushes feel more like black velvet. Premium Black Gold nylon hairs are multi-diameter, multilength, dyed, tipped, blended, and polished for expert paint delivery. Designed for the expressive strokes of the decorative painter, these distinctive brushes will enhance every painter's work. Black Gold performs best when used with watercolor or fluid acrylics, but stands up to the demands of oil paint. The superb quality nylon hairs are expertly set in a seamless black metal ferrule on a varnished two-toned handle.

Dynasty Black Gold Brush - Bright, Long Handle, Size 12

Black Gold brushes are valued almost as much for their distinctive look as for their superb performance and long life.

Every handcrafted brush in the Black Gold line features high-quality nylon bristle, secured in a seamless black metal ferrule and attached to a kiln-dried, two-tone varnished wood handle for long-lasting durability and beauty.

Dynasty Black Gold Brush - Filbert, Long Handle, Size 8

Black Gold brushes are valued almost as much for their distinctive look as for their superb performance and long life.

Every handcrafted brush in the Black Gold line features high-quality nylon bristle, secured in a seamless black metal ferrule and attached to a kiln-dried, two-tone varnished wood handle for long-lasting durability and beauty.

Dynasty Black Gold Brush - Round, Long Handle, Size 4

Black Gold brushes are valued almost as much for their distinctive look as for their superb performance and long life.

Every handcrafted brush in the Black Gold line features high-quality nylon bristle, secured in a seamless black metal ferrule and attached to a kiln-dried, two-tone varnished wood handle for long-lasting durability and beauty.

- Substrates -

Ampersand Gessobord - 9'' x 12'', 2'' Cradled

Made with Ampersand's own True Artist Hardbord substrate, Gessobord is perfect for all studio and plein air painting applications. Its fine tooth finish is delicate enough for glazing, fluid brush strokes, and tight detail, yet tough enough to hold up to the most rigorous palette knife painting, collage, and masking techniques.
This premium archival surface is ready to use — no priming or prepping is required! Pre-primed with a professional-quality, acid-free Titanium White acrylic gesso ground for enhanced clarity of color, Gessobord is an ideal surface for traditional and water-based oils, alkyds, acrylics, collage, and mixed media.
Flat panels can be framed or mounted. Cradled panels can be hung on a wall with no additional framing. The edges are sanded, so you can apply your favorite ground to create an extra dimensional painting.
Made from sustainable forest products that ensure the protection of wildlife, plants, soil, and water, Gessobord is formaldehyde-free and contains no harmful volatile organic compounds.

Gessobord is made in the USA.

Fredrix Can-Tone Pre-Toned Canvas Panels - Tara Gray, 9'' x 12'', Pkg of 3

Textured, 9'' x 12'', 1-1/2'' Cradle - 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.

Fredrix Cut Edge Canvas Panels - 9'' x 12'', White, Pkg of 25

An artist-quality alternative to traditional canvas panels — at a great value! Super lightweight and slender, Fredrix Cut Edge Canvas Panels are made with medium texture canvas mounted to an innovative backing board. Very rigid and stable, with clean, precision-cut edges, they provide the ideal surface for studies, experiments, initial renderings, teaching, and learning — in the studio or in the classroom. Fredrix Cut Edge Canvas Panels come pre-primed with acid-free acrylic gesso in your choice of either White or Black. They are ideally suited for oils, acrylics, alkyds, and tempera paints.

Fredrix Can-Tone Pre-Toned Canvas Panels - Tara Gray, 9'' x 12'', Pkg of 3

Very inexpensive way to begin painting and practicing on a panel that is already toned! Fredrix Can-Tone Pre-Toned Canvas Panels feature genuine medium texture artist canvas firmly mounted to a sturdy panel board. The sides are completely turned under and glued. They won't fray, separate, or dent. Choose from four tones — Cappuccino, Georgia Peach, Heather Green, or Tara Gray. The different tones provide a neutral, pre-gessoed surface for work in oils and acrylics. The canvas is primed with an acid-free, professional-grade acrylic gesso. Time-saving Can-Tone Canvas Panels are sold in packs of three.

- Other Items -

Aluminum Table Easel

Weighing just 8 oz, this easel is easy to take along on all your art adventures. Compact yet sturdy, it holds a canvas, board, or pad up to 22" high. When you're done, simply fold it up and slip it in your bag. It's also great for display. Crafted of anodized aluminum, this easel measures 22½"H × 17½"W × 12"D. The tray is 16" wide.

Artist's Apron

These aprons are durable, comfortable, and washable. Each has a divided front storage pocket, and fits via an adjustable neck strap. Choose from poly/cotton twill, or heavy washed denim.