Vancouver Island School of Art

2549 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8T 1E2

Supply List - Oil Basics PNTGs166-18


Acrylic Gesso: Stevenson, Liquitex or Golden (16 oz)
One 2 ˝ - 3”- wide large brush (hardware store quality is fine)
Rags, paper towels
Vine or willow charcoal
One #12 “bright” brush, or similar: Hog Bristle for oil, or a stiff synthetic for acrylic
One 1”-wide soft-bristle synthetic brush
One round pointed brush for linear work and small details
Bring any brushes you already have from home
Odourless mineral spirits (Stevenson or Ecohouse) Note: NO orange or citrus scent please;
Oil glazing medium (Gamblin solvent-free fluid or gel medium, or stand oil mixed 50/50 with odourless mineral spirits)

Other materials:

Paint: Choose mono-pigments where possible (one pigment listed on tube). The label should have a list using a standardized code: PW means Pigment White, PR is Pigment Red, etc. In this course we will use a limited 3-colour primary palette (red, blue, and yellow); one earth tone (burnt sienna); black, and white. You can bring whatever you have if you already have paints. I can look at them in the first class and advise.

Recommended Oil Paint:

Winsor and Newton Winton (student grade but still good quality): Lemon Yellow (PY3) or Cadmium Yellow Light Hue; French Ultramarine; Permanent Rose; Burnt Sienna; Titanium White (large tube); Lamp Black or Ivory Black.


For first class: Two hardboard panels, approximately 11" x 14". We will prime them with gesso in class.

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

Paper is available for purchase at the school.

**Paper is available for purchase at the school.