New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts

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Supply List

Phil Sandusky
Portrait & Life Painting

For the benefit of his new students, Phil demonstrates the first class of each semester. The only thing you need to bring to this class is a small sketch pad. Phil will discuss the other items on this list at that time.  It could potentially save you a great deal of money to wait until this discussion before purchasing any of the items on this list.

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.

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

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.