Materials with Shanna Kunz

Please watch a free tutorial on the materials that Shanna uses in her art lessons


Oil Paint. Below are Gamblin Colors

  • Titanium Zinc White
  • Naples Yellow
  • Cad Yellow Light
  • Cad Yellow Deep
  • Cad Red Light
  • Quinacridone Magenta
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue (hue is fine)
  • Sap Green
  • Pthalo Green
  • Transparent Earth Orange
  • Asphaltum
  • Quinacridone Violet. (these two mixed together, asphalt and violet, create a Raw Umber Violet.  Daniel Smith makes this color mixed)
  • Portland Warm Grey (optional)
  • Portland Cool Grey (optional)
  • Radiant Blue (optional)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Raw Sienna
  • Torrit Grey when available
  • Neo Megilp
  • Gamsol
  • Gamvar Varnish (I use satin)

BRUSHES. Click here to shop Kunz Brush Set

  • I love to use Princeton Brushes. 
  • I have a combination of Aspen and Catalyst lines.
  • Small, medium  and diamond shape palette knives

9650 Series Snap – Golden Synthetic Brush Series

1 inch wash A new brush series that’s determined to get you to like it. We think you’ll like the way they look. We know you’ll love the way they perform. Snap! ™ Brushes are fun, but not frivolous.

Aspen Series Aspen™ – Synthetic Bristle

Princeton’s Aspen™ combines several important benefits to artists: the brush retains its shape for control and placement of color, paint releases and glides evenly off the synthetic hairs. The brush can be used with all acrylic and oil paints including water-soluble oils. The non-glare ferrule makes Aspen™ perfect for outdoor painting. A beautiful brush only surpassed by its performance.

  • 1 #10 Flat
  • 1 #8 Flat
  • 1 #6 Flat
  • 1 #6 Bright
  • 1  #2 Flat
  • 2  #4 Flat
  • 1 #2 Round
  • 1 #6 Round
  • 1 1 inch watercolor brush Flat #9650W
  • Wedge- Silicon Wedge #1

Royal Brush Company

  • LP1 Palette Knife 
  • Wipeout Tool 

SUPPORTS:  Canvas or linen panel 

I like to use Claessens 66 single oil primed linen mounted to gatorboard

  • Paper towels
  • Apron
  • Palette – plastic, glass or wood – approx 11×14
  • Easel
  • Notebooks & Pen
  • Notanizer App on your phone or iPad
  • Photo editing App on your phone or iPad
  • Gamsol Holder/Cleaner]