Materials List – David Shevlino

Filberts, flats of varying sizes. Avoid soft synthetic brushes and brights. For stiff synthetics I recommend Rosemary Ivory series.

For a natural bristle, any good quality manufacturer will do. (Robert Simmons, Silver brush, Windsor Newton etc.)

Bring at least 2 brushes (one ¾” and one 1” wide)

Oil colours

  • Titanium white
  • Cadmium red light
  • Cadmium orange or equivalent
  • Burnt sienna
  • Yellow ochre
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Purple
  • Cadmium yellow light
  • Viridian green
  • Olive green (Gamblin recommended)
  • Raw Umber

Other Equipment

  • Palette 
  • 6 x Neutrally toned gray canvas or panels, 14″ x 18″ to 16″ x 20″ inches.  If you prepare your grounds yourself, use Liquitex neutral gray #5 to tone them. If you bring identical panels or canvases it makes them easier to transport home.
  • Jar or can for your thinner at least 3″ in diameter
  • Jar with lid for used paint thinner
  • Linseed oil and odourless solvent (eg Sansodor). Note that turpentine is not permitted in the studio. Raw Umber will provide kitchen towels.


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