Paint : 2 oz. Tubes Acrylic or Oil in the following colors: Golden Acrylics, Blick Studio Acrylics, Liquitex Acrylics, M. Graham Acrylics are all good brands. Gamblin is a good oil.

  1. Quinacridone Red or Alizarin Crimson or Quinacridone Magenta
  2. Cadmium Red Light
  3. Pthalocyanine Blue
  4. Ultramarine Blue
  5. Hansa Yellow Light or Cadmium Yellow Light or Primary Yellow or Arylide Yellow
  6. Burnt Umber
  7. Burnt Sienna
  8. Mars or Bone Black
  9. Yellow Ochre
  10. Jenkins Green or Sap Green or Terre Verte or Viridian
  11. Titanium White

 Optional Colors:


You will need a minimum of four "Flat", "Bright" or "Filbert" brushes with long handles ("Bright" is a flat-style brush with shorter bristles, a Filbert is a flat-style brush with a slightly rounded tip):

  1. Small (1/4" width)
  2. Medium (1/2" width)
  3. Large (1" width or larger)
  4. 2" or larger cheap house paint/ gesso brush

Numbering systems in brushes are not universal from brand to brand, but generally the higher the number the bigger the width of the brush. For example, The Blick brand of brushes have a #4 "Filbert" as being ΒΌ" wide, the #14 as being 1/2" wide and the #24 as being 1" wide. In the Artist's Loft brand the 1/4" brush is a #4, the 1/2" brush is a #10 and the 1" brush is a #12... You are free to buy a larger set of brushes, you may want to have some "round" brushes as well. Cheap brushes like the Artist's Loft brand are perfectly fine for the course.

Other brush brands:


Painting Surfaces: recommended but not required

Misc. Items:

Special Note:

If working in Oil: Small Containers: Liquin or Neo-Megilp (extends and speeds drying), Linseed Oil (extends and slows drying), Gamsol (Gamblin's Odorless Mineral Spirits for clean up), Jars/ Cans with Sealable Lids.
If working in Acrylic: Small Container of Fluid Matte Medium

Art Supply Stores

Clark College Bookstore
Dick Blick: Portland & Beaverton OR
Columbia Art Supply: 1515 E Burnside St Portland, OR