Vancouver Island School of Art

2nd floor, 950 Kings Rd
Victoria, BC V8T 1W6

Supply List - Painting: Colour as Practice PNTGs223-18


General supplies:
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
Acrylic glazing medium (if using acrylics)
If using oil: Odourless mineral spirits (Ecohouse or similar) 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)
Oil or acrylic paint:

Cool Red: Alizarin Crimson (genuine or hue), Permanent Crimson or Quinacridone Magenta
Warm Red: Cadmium Red Medium (genuine or hue)
Cool Blue: Phthalo Blue (green shade) or Prussian Blue
Warm Blue: Ultramarine Blue or French Ultramarine
Cool Yellow: Lemon Yellow (or equivalent—should say PY3 on the tube)
Warm Yellow: Cadmium Yellow Medium (genuine or hue)

Phthalo Green
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 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 are acceptable. I may specify a particular surface for some assignments. It is generally cheaper to buy gesso and prime wood panels or heavy paper for quick assignments and exercises. Stretched canvas or gessoed wood panel is recommended for main assignments.

**Paper is available for purchase at the school.