Vancouver Island School of Art

2549 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8T 1E2

Supply List - Oil Painting: Composition & Process PNTGw264-30


- One or willow charcoal
- One #12 “bright” brush, or similar: Hog Bristle
- 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 in a jar with a lid (Stevenson or Ecohouse); Note: NO orange or citrus scent please
- Oil medium (Gamblin Solvent-free fluid or gel medium, or Stand Oil mixed 50/50 with odourless mineral spirits)
- Sketch book and pencils
- Translucent paper: Options: Tracing paper, parchment paper, glassine or any semi-transparent paper you have
- Interesting magazines and/or printed colour photo sources for collage

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); 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.

**Paper is available for purchase at the school.