I have based the list below on Art to Art http:// . Eckerslys is more of a national brand and they are v good as well. I’ve noticed some stocks are getting a bit low so if ‘out of stock’ I apologise, I am still providing by way of example so you can see what things ‘look like’. Get an order in fairly promptly as with everything else, orders are taking much longer than normal.


Willow Charcoal or this one as mont marte one currently out of stock

Grey Gum Eraser:

A single black oil pastel is very useful.


Use paints you have at home, acrylics, and if you need to purchase some, these are good. Reeves and J Burrows from officeworks are good too. Acrylics are for underpainting.

– Monte-Marte DIMENSION

Titanium White, Naples Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Deep, Brilliant Red, Magenta, Violet, Ultramarine, Pthalo Blue, Turquoise, Emerald Green, Terre Verte, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Neutral Grey, Paynes Grey.

If you wish to give acrylics a red hot go before you paint in oil, also grab some acrylic impasto medium:  – Atelier heavy gel gloss 500ml –

Oil Paint

Weeks 4 -5

We are after a warm in each of the primary colours plus green, earth colours and some greys.

Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Alizarin Red, Cadmium Red, Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, Viridian Green, Sap Green, Titanium white, unbleached titanium, titanium grey, yellow ochre, burnt sienna, burnt umber, mars black.

Art Spectrum Oils  40ml

Landgridge Oils 40 ml

Impasto Medium for Oils 

Get hold of some of this:- Landgridge Impasto Medium 110ml


Landgride Solvent 75 – 100 mls Odourless, the lowest toxicity solvent.  This is the only solvent that can be shipped by Art to Art.


Use brushes you have, otherwise if you need to purchase, these are good.

Some brush sizes are out of stock so have put 2 type of brushes, both good. Princeton 9700 Snap Bristle Filbert: Numbers SIZES 2, 4, and 6

Princeton Refine Interlocked Hog Bristle Filbert SIZE 2, 4, and 6
Pick up 2 of the 2’s & 4’s, one of the 6.


Palate  Plastic Palate with wells for water (for the acrylics)

A traditional wooden palate, or a white dinner plate


Buy 2 canvases and possibly a couple of canvas boards to test things out on.

Small to medium canvas. Canvas Board is fine here is a link to some of the boards. OR Wrapped / Stretched canvas good.  K2 and Titian are both v good.  

Choose one of the following canvas sizes:

*20 x 20 inch / 50 x 50

Currently out of stock – 18 x 18 inch / 45 x 45 cm

currently out of stock – 20 x 24 inch / 50 x 60

24 x 24 inch / 60 x 60 – this is getting towards the larger sizes.

Other materials needed 

Paper for experimentation eg A4, lead pencils, Paper towel, Rags or baby wipes, a cup for water / brush, a small dish for solvent, a thick piece of cardboard A4 or A3 size approx. Egg carton for palate. For experimentation, gather any pencils, crayons, textas, watercolours you have at home for experimentation.


Borrow an easel or buy on marketplace (not sure this is great ATM). Table easel is fine. Recipe holder from the kitchen? Adelaide peeps I can lend one or two out – one has gone out, let me know if you need, if in Adelaide, you can pick up from me.

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