Vancouver Island School of Art

2549 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8T 1E2

Supply List - Painting: Introduction II PNTG102-36


Paint: Oil or Acrylic. Substitutions are acceptable. Bring what you have.

Essentials from the list below: Cool Red, Warm Blue, Cool Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Black and a large tube of White

Highly Recommended Colours:

Primaries: Choose mono-pigments where possible. Look at the list of pigments used. The label should have a list using a standardized code: PW means Pigment White, PR is Pigment Red, etc.

Cool Red: Alizarin Crimson (genuine or hue), Permanent Crimson, Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Magenta

Warm Red: Cadmium Red Medium (genuine or hue)

Cool Blue: Phthalo Blue (green shade) or Prussian Blue

Warm Blue: Ultramarine Blue (“French” or Red shade)

Cool Yellow: Lemon Yellow

Warm Yellow: Cadmium Yellow Medium (genuine or hue)


Phthalo Green (PG7)

Dioxazine Purple

Pyrolle or Cadmium Orange (or any mono-pigment orange)

Earth Tones:

Burnt Sienna

Burnt Umber

Yellow Ochre


Titanium, or Titanium/Zinc


Mars, Carbon, or Ivory/bone Black


We will generally need two or more small or medium sized surfaces to paint on each week for class and homework assignments. Stretched, primed canvas, canvas paper, gessoed wood panel, gessoed mat board or cardboard is acceptable. I may specify a particular surface for some assignments.


#12 bright (hog bristle for oil, synthetic bristle for acrylic)

1”-wide soft-bristle synthetic brush for blending and wet-into-wet painting, one round pointed brush for linear work and small details. Bring any brushes you already have from home.

Other supplies:

A sketchbook, any size. Pencils, erasers, a large ruler, masking tape.

Oil painters: OMS (Odourless Mineral Spirits) in a sealed jar or container to thin oils and clean brushes. Optional: Linseed oil or Stand oil mixed with OMS (1:1) to use as medium to thin oils.

Acrylic painters: Optional: Any acrylic mediums. (Glazing medium may be required later).

Paper is available for purchase at the school.