From time to time I get asked questions about the painting materials I use...

This will be an updated list of my favorite supplies.

 

An art blogging group out of the UK put together a lot of usefiul informtion on oil paint and oil paint manufacturing companies:

http://wonderstreet.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-brand-of-oil-paint

 

Stan 

Materials:

9/1/09/2017

"Limited" palette:

Cadmium Yellow Light/ Lemon

Yellow Ochre-Vassari

Cadmium Orange - Winsor & Newton / Holbien

Perylene Red -Gamblin

Cadmium Red

Burnt Sienna

Phthalo green yellow shade Gamblin/ Williamsburg

Ultramarine blue -WN or

Prussian Blue - Winsor Newton/ Gamblin/Vasari

Ivory (bone) Black - Sennelier

Flake White- Utrecht / or Utrecht White

 

limited palette 2: (transparent / semi transparent) primaries (Perylene red, Cadmium Red, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Indian Yellow, Cad YellowLemon) , Bone black - Sennelier, and Flake White-Utrecht

 

 

 

Below is my the colors on my palette, and extra colors. It is also the order I put them on my palette (from right to left).

This is my full palette... Sometimes  I go with a limited palette, especially when painting outside.

Whites:

Utrecht White (titanium/ zinc mix)

Flake White- Utrecht

Foundation White - Winsor & newton

or Quick Dry White - Gamblin

Alkyd White - Winsor Newton

Colors: In order on my palette

 

Naples Yellow Italian- Williamsburg

Yellow Ocher deep Winsor Newton

Cadmium Yellow Lemon- Winsor & Newton

Indian yellow - Gamblin

Cadmium Orange - Winsor & Newton

Cadmium Red medium - Winsor & Newton                         

Perylene Red - Gamblin

Burnt Sienna - Vasari

Emerald Green- Gamblin

Phthalo Green Yellow Shade Gamblin/ Williamsburg/ WN

Ultramarine Blue - Blockx/ Winsor & Newton/Vasari

Prussian Blue - Winsor & Newton/ Gamblin/Vasari

Ivory (bone)Black - Sennelier

 

 

Extras:

Thalo Red Rose- Grumbacher

Indian Red- Sennelier

Burnt Umber

Raw Umber

 

 

I use Prussian blue and Perylene to make my blacks but also started using Ivory (Bone) Black. (favorite)- Sennelier.

In the early stages i use triple rectified turpentine, by Vasari Classic Artists' Oil Colors.

Medium: I am experimenting with a mixing medium to make my paints flow. my current mix is:

Equal parts OMS & Linseed Oil, or triple rectified turpentine and linseed oil (Sargent's favorite), outside.

My favorite dryer/medium in the studio, is Winsor Newton Liquin...

Only on the first thin Underpainting layers.

 

Brushes:

Chungking soft bristle brushes , daVinci Chungking Maestro (5023) …

I also like the larger sizes of the daVinci and Utrecht bristle brushes- extra wide flat spalters.

Robert Simons Signet Bristle Brushes, Silver Brush Limited /Grand Prix Bristle Brushes, Utrecht series 219

 

Trekell Brushes and soap, I love the Legion Synthetic mongoose brushes... the best I have found

I clean my brushes with  Trekell Linseed Oil Soap

or Richard's linseed oil soap

 

Trekell Brushes

Mongoose brushes

I use: flats, brights, rounds and filberts.

I like the Mongoose brushes, and all the brushes, by Rosemary & CO., England, very nice brushes and are a fair price.

http://www.rosemaryandco.com/ 

i also love their ivory series, especially the rounds.

 

 

Painting surfaces:

i like experimenting with different painting surfaces, from the very smooth, to the very rough, textured to glassy, absorbent to slippery.

trying new painting materials will get you out of your comfort zone and  will foster new techniques.

Claessens #15 D.P. linen.

I also use: Claessens single primed linen #29 (rough texture).

I have smooth panels made for me by dale Vigent, at Vigent custom finishes. three coats of hyper ground Italian acrylic finish.
603-817-6337.

*New - Arches Oil Paper  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj4lt0yge_i

For my panels, I mount the canvas (or paper), on 1/8-1/4 inch birch plywood, Foamboard or Gatorboard, using miracle muck from. canvaspanels.com

I use gatorboard from:  http://www.artgrafix.com/    and     http://www.foamboardsource.com/

You can buy the boards pre-made in most online stores like ASW, Jerry's, Dick Blick, and by three companies listed below:

linen or/ canvas on 1/8th or 1/4  birch panels:

http://www.canvaspanels.com/

Judson's art outfitters you buy the glue for mounting panels at this site.

http://www.raymarart.com/ linen or/ canvas on Masonite®:

http://www.newtraditionsartpanels.com./

(this site not only offers panels ...but it's a great source for linen information).

 

When stretching canvas, i use upper Canada stretchers : http://www.ucsart.com/

 

For transporting paintings, especially overseas, I use two different panel carriers.

RayMar 12x16 multi size carrier:

 

And PanelPak 

I have one of almost every size.

Usually when I go out painting, I need only two panels which makes these perfect.

 

I try almost every new paint box out there and have made, or have made, some that I love.

 

           

 I use a Gloucester style easel, by take it easel, http://takeiteasel.com/

and a custom built paint box by my friend Allan breed

 

 

When I travel, especially overseas, I use the Yellowstone Lite, by Alla Prima Pochade http://www.allaprimapochade.com/yellowstone_lite/yellowstone_lite.html

My new rig 2014:

...and a new box that I designed, and was built by Sam Breed.

 

        

 

or my open box m, designed by Mike Maier

http://www.openboxm.com/

 

In my studio I use a Hughes's Easel 3000

 

I use Gamsol (Gamblin)- odorless mineral spirits:

http://www.gamblincolors.com/materials/pmvs.html

I varnish my paintings with  Gamvar (Gamblin): http://www.gamblincolors.com/howtp.html#gav

 

Favorite artists links:

Andres Zorn

http://www.anderszorn.org

John Singer Sargent

http://jssgallery.org

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

http://www.sorollapaintings.com/

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