Vancouver Island School of Art

2549 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8T 1E2

Supply List - Oil Painting for Beginners PNTGw165-30


- Vine or willow charcoal
- One #12 “bright” hog bristle brush, or similar
- One 1”-wide soft-bristle synthetic brush
- One round pointed brush
- Bring any brushes you already have from home
- Odourless mineral spirits in a jar with a lid (Stevenson, Ecohouse, or Gamsol);
- Oil medium (Galkyd Light or Stand Oil mixed 50/50 with odourless mineral spirits)
- Sketch book and pencils

Recommended Oil Paint:
- Winsor and Newton Winton (student grade but still good quality): Lemon Yellow; French Ultramarine; Permanent Rose; Burnt Sienna; Titanium White (large tube); Ivory Black. You can bring whatever you have if you already have paints and mediums. I can look at them in the first class and advise.

We will generally need two small or medium-sized surfaces to paint on each day for class and homework assignments. Stretched primed canvas, large canvas paper, or gessoed wood panel is acceptable.

Paper is available for purchase at the school.