Watch a video on the materials that Elizabeth uses.


Oil Paint. Below are Gamblin Colors

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Lemon
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium (Cadmium Yellow Pale if Winsor Newton)
  • Cadmium Orange (Cadmium Yellow Deep if Winsor Newton)
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Cadmium Red Deep
  • Indian Yellow
  • Yellow Ocher
  • Raw Umber
  • Transparant Earth Red (Transparant Red Iron Oxide if Rembrandt)
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • French Ultramarine
  • Cobalt Blue (optional)
  • Viridian
  • Ivory Black

About paints: I realize some of these colors are quite expensive but would prefer them over the Winton brand or any other “Student” quality paint.

Canvas:   I use C12 or L600 from   Ask Tim and tell him you are taking my workshop.  He knows what I like

  • Alternative is Centurian Oil Primed linen or Senso Linen
  • Also bring some cheaper small canvas (8×10) for studies. You can also buy Canvas pads
  • that are pretty cheap for these studies

Other Supplies

  • *Large grey Toned Palette impervious to oils
  • Palette Knife
  • Paper towels
  • Gamsol
  • Gamblin’s Neo Megilp (medium)
  • Hand mirror
  • A willingness to learn
  • A sense of humor

BrushesClick here to purchase brushes

Hog Bristle filberts size 2, 4 6 or 1, 3 ,5.   I use Royal Vienna series but any good hog bristle brush will do
Royal Sabletek series 95510 sizes 2, 4, 6, 8 10, 14, 18. (various sizes)
Series 95510 size 24 or 26 or 28 large flat (at least 3/4” wide)

A 2 inch chip brush from hardware store.  (cheap Chinese bristle paintbrush)

I move back and forth between the sable flats and the bristle filberts. I like the sable flats in the shadowed areas when I want quiet passages of paint and I like the bristle filberts in the light areas so that I can add texture in the light.