Painting surface: Anything that takes oil paint well. Oil painting paper, an acrylic primed panel, whatever you’re most comfortable with. I’ll be painting on an Ampersand acrylic primed panel, about 9.5 by 7 inches.
Brushes: This isn’t critical either, so use whatever you’re most comfortable with. We’ll be painting in large, simplified blocks though, so medium sized brushes will be best. I’ll be using mostly synthetic flats and hog filberts, about 5mm – 10mm wide.
Medium: I’ll just be using linseed oil. You can get away with no medium at all for this exercise though, since we’ll be focusing n the colour blocks mostly.
The following paint list should let you match every colour we need for this painting:
- White (recommend titanium white)
- Black (recommend ivory black)
- Raw umber
- Cad yellow (if Winsor and Newton, cad yellow pale)
- Burnt umber
- Cadmium red (or similar)
- Ultramarine blue
I’ve tried to keep to tube paints that most people will have, close variants will probably be fine if you don’t have these exact ones.
Lastly, you’ll probably want to have your objects drawn out as accurately as you can on the panel before we start – we’ll be moving strainght into colour mixing once we start!