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

Zinc White (optional)
Alizarin Crimson (optional)
Cadmium Red Light (optional)
Cadmium Yellow Medium (optional)
Red Iron Oxide (optional)
Raw Siena (optional)
Raw Umber (optional)
Payne’s Gray (optional)
Naples Yellow (optional)
Indian Yellow (optional)
Pthalo Green (optional)
Dioxazine Purple (optional)


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 (¼” width)
2. Medium (½” 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 ¼” wide, the #14 as being ½” wide and the #24 as being 1” wide. In the Artist’s Loft brand the ¼” brush is a #4, the ½” 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 Artis’ts Loft brand are perfectly fine for the course.

Other brush brands:
Princeton 6100 Series White Synthetic Sable Oil & Acrylic Brushes (Blick):
Large: #12 Filbert or Flat (1”)
Medium: #6 Filbert or Bright 1/2”)
Small: #1 or #2 Round or #1 or #2 Bright (⅜”)
Princeton 'Real Value' Brush Set (4 Piece Set With Long Handles- Blick)

Painting Surfaces: recommended but not required
-Five: 16” x 20” (or larger) pre- stretched canvas or canvas boards. You may work on hand stretched canvas or gessoed wood panels as well.
-6” x 9” or larger spiral bound watercolor pad (you may use regular sketch pad as well. You will be doing paint mixing exercises in the watercolor pad it holds up better than regular paper) *OPTIONAL*

Misc. Items:

-11" x14" Glass or Plastic FLAT Palette or Pad of Disposable Palette
(Blick Clear Acrylic Palette, Blick Covered Palette, Masterson
Sta-Wet Palette are some brands. You may use any surface you wish to mix paint on. Glass or slick, flat plastic surfaces are best)
-Small or medium metal or plastic palette knife to mix paint (Blick 3” palette knife, Wyland, Richeson are some brands)
Plastic containers for water (margarine, cream cheese containers, etc.)
Rags/ Roll of Paper Towels
The Masters Brush Cleaner (small yellow shoe polish-like container- *OPTIONAL*)
Murphy’s Oil Soap (very good for cleaning brushes- *OPTIONAL*)
4B Pencil or vine charcoal
Apron or old clothing

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- since we don’t have ventilation at CTC, it is important to use odorless solvents, please no turpentine, etc.) , 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
Michael’s: 16601 Se Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA, 98684