Supplies for Painting Workshops and Classes

Click here for a PRINTABLE PAINTING SUPPLY LIST.. (It can take several minutes to load!) You do not need to buy everything shown!  With black and white, paint, a brush, and a pad of canvas paper, you could work for years! There are additional supplies, like household items, on the list that are not pictured below.  To make it easy for you to find them, most of the supplies include a link to Amazon which provides a small commission to me for purchases made. I greatly appreciate your support, but please feel free to purchase supplies anywhere. These are all products that I use (and love) myself. 

Starter Palette

Student grade minimum palette, i.e. Winton



Student grade minimum palette, i.e., this Winton kit. A large tube of white is handy.

Full Palette

Full Palette: 37 ml artist qrade oil paint tubes. Large tube white.  See supply list for specific brand suggestions.



Full Palette (except white): 37 ml artist qrade oil paint tubes. Each tube is individually priced. See supply list for specific brand suggestions.

Large Tube of White

Full Palette: 37 ml artist qrade oil paint tubes. Large tube white.  See supply list for specific brand suggestions.

If your budget permits, get a large size white. The link is for my favorite white.

Solvent – Gamsol

Gamsol - 1 pint to thin paint & clean brushes. Rubbing alcohol optional for cleaning palette. Click image to view on Amazon.

Gamsol - 1 pint to thin paint & clean brushes. Rubbing alcohol optional for cleaning palette. Click image to view on Amazon.

Paint Brushes

Brushes [from top]: 2" house; #6, #4, #2  filberts; flat sable;  liner.

Brushes [from top]: 2" house; #6, #4, #2 filberts; flat sable; liner. If you only get one brush, get a #6 filbert. Amazon does not have the lowest price on brushes.

Glass Palette

Glass - minimum 12 x 16 inches. Non-glare glass, if you can find it. Tape with clear packing tape

Glass - minimum 12 x 16 inches. Non-glare glass, if you can find it. Tape with clear packing tape

Video: The Painter's Palette

Click here to watch the video about how to set up a glass palette.

Canvas or Linen

I use double-primed linen for my paintings, but for starting out canvas pads are handy and much less expensive.

Lightweight Easel

The top easel is perfect for tabletop work in classes and for outdoor work for shorter people. If you are tall, choose the lower easel of the two shown above. I've found this specific easel to be the only one of its type that works if you're tall! These are not rugged easels, but they are lightweight and serve the purpose for the lowest price I've found anywhere.

Gloves, Tape, Plyers

Surgical gloves, tape, plyers

The top link is a box of 100 for under $10. The lower link is for the gloves I currently use--they're gray--but it's a box of 200!. Sometimes you can find a pack of 10 surgical gloves at the grocery store--problem is they often fit too loosely. Notice that the ones shown above come in different sizes.

Palette Scraper

Razor blade in holder for cleaning glass palettes.

Razor blade in holder for cleaning glass palettes.

Palette Knife

Palette Knife

Palette Knife

Acrylic Paints

The Golden Open acrylic paints stay wet longer and behave more like oils. This is a nice starter set.