Supplies List for Sarah Sedwick, Painting the Dynamic Still Life in Oil or Acrylic

Supplies List for Sarah Sedwick, Painting the Dynamic Still Life in Oil or Acrylic

  • Bring your usual painting kit, including these items (or an equivalent):
  • Palette – disposable paper palettes are great, the larger the better!  At least 12×16”.  I prefer white, but the gray ones are fine.  Or, bring your usual travel palette.
  • Palette knife – not a teeny one. You want to be able to scoop up a pile of paint with it.
  • Rags or paper towels (I like disposable blue shop towels, available at hardware stores)
  • Solvent: odorless mineral spirits (I use Gamsol) or Turpenoid
  • 2 glass jars with tight-fitting lids
  • Paint – I use M. Graham and Gamblin.  Please include the following colors (starred colors are optional):
    ○ Titanium white
    ○ Cadmium red
    ○ Cadmium yellow
    ○ Ultramarine blue
    ○ Lemon or Hansa yellow*
    ○ Cerulean Blue*
    ○ Burnt sienna*
    ○ Alizarin crimson*
    ○ Yellow ochre*
    ○ Dioxazine Purple*
  • Brushes – I use taklon (synthetic, white bristles) or hog bristle, but it’s up to your preference. I recommend a range of sizes from #2 on up.  Rounds and Filberts.
  • View Finder
    • Purchasing a plastic view finder from an art supply store is great, small investment.  A Tool used daily
  • Cleanup:  Murphy’s oil soap, or The Master’s Brush Cleaner and Preserver
  • Canvases or other painting surfaces:
    • Bring something less expensive, like canvas panels or Arches oil paper for our timed exercises. Dividing an 11×14 canvas works well.
    • One larger (11×14 or 8×10 or similar) canvas for a longer duration painting.
  • Easel (and side table – optional)
    • A plein air easel or French easel
    • A TV table or side table for your palette (the smaller the better)

Chairs are provided by Sequoia