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Supply List Oil Painting Classes

Gamblin Oil paints (preferred though not mandatory)

**Please NO Student grade paints! These paints are of poor quality and are difficult to work with!

  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Deep
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Red Deep
  • Azure Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ivory Black
  • Titanium White

Gamblin medium

Cold pressed linseed oil

Cup holder for linseed oil


  • four different sized Filberts hog hair or boar bristle for oil paints only
  • suggested sizes: 2, 4, 5, 6
  • suggested brands: Robert Simmons, Grumbacher, Winton Windsor Newton

Canvas panels or pre-stretched canvas

  • Suggested sizes: 11x14, 12x16, 14x18, 16x20
  • Canvas panels are economical (3 boards per packet)

Large Wooden Palette

Palette knife

Palette carry case optional

Recommended Books

The Art Spirit By Robert Henri

The Artist's Handbook of Materials and Techniques By Ralph Mayer

The Materials of the Artist and Their Use in Painting By Max Doerner

Capturing Light in Oils By Paul Strisik

Cecilia Beaux: American Figure Painter By Sylvia Yount, Kevin Sharp, Nina Auerbach, and Mark Bockrath

George Inness By Nicolai Cikovsky

Quiet Magic: The Still Life Paintings of Emil Carlsen By Ulrich W. Hiesinger

Sargent Portrait Drawings: 42 Works by John Singer Sargent By Dover Art Library

Unsuspected Genious: The Art and Life of Frank Duveneck By Robert Neuhaus

Contact Diana K. Gibson:

  • Ph: eve (973)962-6436
  • Studio: (201)652-9615

Class is taught in the West Studio of the Ridgewood Art Institute. Diana K. Gibson Main Page