New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

Registering now for our summer semester: June 4 - July 27

Supply List

Phil Sandusky
Portrait & Life Painting

You may bring your regular oil painting supplies you have been using and are familiar with, or acquire the following:

Brushes:
Robert Simmons Signet flats (or "Simply Simmons" flats for a more economic option), sizes #8, #10, #12. Filberts are acceptable if you already have them, but brights are unacceptable. Have at least two of each size. One #5 brush for sketching.

Paint:
If you already have paint, it will likely work for this class. Phil will make recommendations if he feels it is in some way inadequate. Phil's approach uses a large quantity of paint, so he uses paint that is less expensive yet permanent and archival (Winton brand)

  • titanium white 200ml
  • cadmium red deep (hue) 200ml
  • cadmium yellow (hue) 200ml
  • lemon yellow (hue) 200ml
  • french ultramarine 200ml
  • viridian (hue) 200ml
  • permanent alizarin crimson 37ml
  • raw umber 37ml (for toning canvases)

If you buy any of the above colors, make sure you get the Series 1 with "hue" in the title wherever specified. Phil will explain the reason for this in the first class.

Palette:
buy or make a real palette if you do not already have one. No paper palettes.

turpentine, turpenoid or mineral spirits, and a jar to put it in

Canvas:
a variety of sizes no smaller than 11x14" and no larger than 18x24"