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Painting Workshop Supply List


Thank you for signing up for class!  Ok the painting supplies will not be so hard to find.  I think that you might want to look for the colors in other brands if you cannot find them from Natural Pigments on the German/EU website.  It is now becoming very difficult to find some of the colors I had suggested on my list as up to last year they were in stock!  But now, due to coronavirus and also the inevitability of time, many of the factories that mined and produced (my favorite) colors are shutting down.  I will give you my suggested replacements!

Ultramarine Blue Green Shade (or any ultramarine blue from Old Holland or Michael Harding of another brand of your choice) Chromium Oxide Green Lemon Ochre (or any Yellow Ochre) Chrome Yellow Primrose (or a cadmium Lemon Yellow) Lead Tin Yellow Dark (not necessary, just my favorite) Orange Molybdate (very nice orange, but cadmium orange can be substituted) Pozzuoli Red (a fancy name for red iron oxide pigments. Try looking for Venetian Red or English Red too) Rose Madder (or Alizarin Crimson, our Permanent Rose) Cypress Umber Raw Dark (or a raw Umber) Lead White #1 (or Titaniun white, Flake White Replacement) Bone Black (“Ivory Black” No one makes paint from real Ivory anymore, its just a fanciful name) Vermillion (discontinued. Try Cadmium Red instead) Extended Palette Cobalt Chromite Blue French Sienna Mediums- Oleogel Expoxide Oil (discontinued. Try Stand Oil or Sun Thickened oil instead)

Original Painting Workshop Supplies

These are the supplies that I will be using for my online painting workshops. You don't need to buy everything, please get what you are comfortable with, Some of these things you may have already and if they are close enough such as a slightly bigger canvas or a slightly different palette, don't worry about it).

Canvas Support- One 16x20" primed stretched canvas or panel (

Supplies palette knife paper towels palette (glass or wood or plastic) Palette-This is the recommended palette I use- Ultramarine Blue Green Shade Chromium Oxide Green Lemon Ochre Chrome Yellow Primrose Lead Tin Yellow Dark Orange Molybdate Pozzuoli Red Rose Madder Cypress Umber Raw Dark Lead White #1 Bone Black Vermillion Extended Palette Cobalt Chromite Blue French Sienna Mediums- Oleogel Expoxide Oil Or you can substitute some or all of these colors with pigments of similar names (listed below) should you already have some or are unable to get a hold of Rublev colors. The selected list is however preferable as it is an integral part of my working palette and it has been selected for paint handling qualities and quick drying time so that your progress in the workshop may run smoothly without the added difficulty of having to work over still wet or tacky paint. You will notice the high number of earth colors, umbers and leads. The oils that bind these pigments and that will be used as a medium also exemplify quick drying times. Alternative Palette Ultramarine Blue Terra Verte Yellow Ochre Cadmium Yellow light Naples Yellow Cadmium Orange Venetian Red Alizarin Crimson Raw Umber Lead White/a white Ivory Black Vermillion or Cadmium Red Linseed Oil I paint on both canvases and panels. Medium to smooth weave is preferred, but bring what you are comfortable with. I prefer Claessens oil primed linen rolls and then stretch them myself. At other times I use Artefex oil primed linen on Dibond panel, which are available through Though these are more expensive they are archival and also give great painting results. Brushes- Suggestions include a mix of soft brushes (sable, mongoose, or badger hair) and rough sturdy bristle (hog). Synthetics can also be used but I tend not to buy them as much anymore as they don’t keep their shape as well in the long run and make synthetic looking marks.

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