Christina Tarkoff Oil Paintings

Painting the People & Places of Philadelphia & Beyond

Suggested Oil Painting Supply List

For the underpainting (these paints are very fast drying and perfect for underpainting):

Winsor & Newton Griffen Alkyd Burnt Umber

Winsor & Newton Griffen Alkyd Titanium White

Gamblin Gamsol Oderless Mineral Spirits to dilute the above paints into almost a "wash"

OIL PAINT COLORS

Gamblin Oil Colors - 37ml Tube

Cadmium Yellow Light

Burnt Umber

Cadmium Red Deep

Titanium White

Ultramarine Blue

Mars Black (because sometimes you just need that pure black!)

OIL PAINTING MEDIUM TO THIN AND MAKE PAINT MORE FLUID AND ALSO FAST DRYING

Winsor & Newton Liquin Medium

OR

Winsor & Newton Liquin Find Detail Medium

BRUSHES

WINSOR & NEWTON MONARCH BRUSHES

Filbert & Round sizes - Long Handle

CANVAS

16x20x.75 inch Primed Canvas for Acrylic or Oil Paint - get a mid-priced brand

EASLE

Table Top - I used one at Blick - so they should have them in stock. Or, they have them on Amazon, but Blick may have better prices.

PALETTE

Any hardware store should be able to cut a piece of glass for you.

CONTAINER FOR ALL THE SUPPLIES

I use a tool box from any hardware store. You should store your paints horizontal.

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All these supplies get pricey - so these items are my mid-level grade recommendations but try to economize wherever possible! For example,  a tube of Cadmium Yellow in the brand I use is $55! But, one tube lasts me for over a year.