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:

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.

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.

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

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