Recommended Materials

Bring boards or canvases of around 5″x7″ or 7″x7″. The aim of this class is to paint small and paint often.

Oils: (For beginners, I recommend Winton Oils -good student quality paint and the colours are consistent).

Essential 5 Colours for beginner painters: (Definitely get these as a priority)

  • Winton Cobalt Blue
  • Winton Permanent Rose
  • Winton Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Winton Titanium White (or Titanium buff)
  • Winton Ivory Black (or Indigo or Paynes Grey)

Plus the following for an extended palette (Get these once you’ve become familiar with the above palette).

  • Sap green (or Viridian)
  • Cadmium Yellow Deep
  • Burnt Umber
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cadmium Red
Do bring the following:
  • A palette.
  • Bring a little burnt umber watercolour to do your drawing on the canvas.
  • Solvent: Zest-it, if you have it).
  • Brushes –Synthetic short flat brights: 12 and 6. Also, a Round No. 1. I recommend the Create brand (you can buy a packet of 5 brushes for under €5 in Evans or Eason)
  • Rags
  • If you like Liquin, bring that too.
  • Wear old clothes: painting can be a messy business!