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Solvent Free Oil Painting (Print View)

Main Supplies

If you don’t have oils I suggest starting with Winsor & Newton ‘Winton’ oils. When more advanced, you can switch to M.Graham or other higher quality oils. The ‘Winton’ paints are very good; I’ve used them for my nest painting and intermingle with other brands such as the M.Graham paints. If you are a beginning student and don’t want to go to the expense at first, or to try a class out to see if you enjoy painting in oils, I offer a supply kit for $25.00. This kit includes: your own brushes (4), walnut oil, walnut alkyd medium, canvas panel, and use of my oils. Let me know if you wish to do this on your registration form.

Suggested Oil Color List

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Venetian Red or Red Ochre
  • Cadmium Red Medium (or Light)
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Prussian Blue
  • Viridian
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Burnt Umber
  • Ivory Black

Replace Solvents With:

  • 1 Bottle (16 oz) Refined Walnut Oil (purchase Spectrums from the market, it’s less expensive than the art store)
  • 1 Bottle (4 oz) M.Graham & Co. Walnut Alkyd Medium
  • 1 Brush Clean in Jar
  • 1 Small Empty Jar


I suggest ‘Simply Simmons’ Brushes (all brushes are $4.00 each, regardless of size)

  • 1 inch Flat Wash
  • #12 Round
  • #6 Round
  • #1 Round
  • #6 Filbert
  • #4 Filbert
  • 10/0 Liner


  • Pad of Palette Paper, or Piece of 8 x 10 Glass with Taped Edges
  • Cloth
  • Palette Knife
  • Canvas, or Gessoed Smooth Panels