Workshop Materials List

Workshop Material List

Being organized is of great help when in the field, and adds to the enjoyment of your
painting/learning experience.

Bring the equipment and painting materials with which you are comfortable and familiar.

  • Portable easel
  • Palette
  • Paints
  • Palette knife
  • Paper towels or painting rags
  • Canvas boards or gesso prepared panels
  • Liquin
  • Turp cup
  • Brush cleaning tank
  • Turpenoid or other odorless thinner
  • Umbrella
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Painting smock, apron, or painting shirt
  • Sweatshirt or jacket for cold days
  • Thermal underwear for really cold days
  • Sketchbook, pencils and pens, an eraser and a sharpener
  • Small bottle of baby oil for removing paint on hands
  • Baby wipes
  • Small backpack or bucket to keep everything together and move quickly
  • Water bottle, snacks, and lunch if needed
  • Insect repellent

Painting Panels

  • These are the panels I like to use in the field
  • I recently have started using Centurion OP DLX oil primed linen and have been very
    happy with it. It’s also very inexpensive.
  • Claussens #12 oil primed panels (C12)
  • 359 Alkyd primed linen (This is a very nice canvas… paint goes on smoothly without
    being either too slick or too dry)
  • Claussens #66 (C66) an oil primed linen panel with a medium smooth surface for those
    that prefer a surface that lends itself to scumbling and dry brushing without as much
  • All these can be found at
  • Other panels and supplies

It pays to use good quality brushes

  • Bristle flats in sizes 4,6, and 8
  • Plus a larger brush around 1 inch.
  • # 4 sable, or synthetic round for detail
  • Liner or rigger brush

If painting on a gesso board

  • I use the Loew Cornell 7150 3/4″
  • Langnickel 5510 Royal Sables #18 (around 1/2″)


  • White ( I use Winsor Newton Griffin Alkyd Titanium white: it dries faster but not absolutely
  • 2 Blues: Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue
  • 2 Reds: Alizirin Crimson, Cadmium Red Light
  • 2 Yellows: Cadmium Yellow Lemon or Pale, Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Burnt sienna
  • Cadmium orange
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Sap Green

Optional Colors

  • Cerulean Blue (hue is ok)
  • Viridian
  • Winsor Red
  • Winsor Newton Light Red
  • Old Holland Kings Blue Deep
  • Old Holland Violet Grey

I like Grumbacher Pretest oil colors and Winsor Newton. (Stay away from Winton and other
student grade colors. They muddy easily and have no tinting strength.)


  • I don’t use liquin as much outdoors, but I will mix a little in with colors when I want it to set
    up quickly for overpainting.