David Gallup Materials List

Viva Paper Towels

Canvas panels/boards 10-12 panels, 11×14 or 12×16-ish sizes.

BRUSHES: A variety of smallish brushes, have at least two quality filberts #2, and #4 and an #8 — I like Robert Simmons filberts.

PALETTE: Glass or plexiglass.

SOLVENT: Odorless mineral spirits or Walnut Oil (please be courteous—avoid Turpenoid Natural and other strong smelling cleaners)

PAINT: Quality paint, NOT student grade (no Winton, etc.) My favorite brand is Utrecht Artist’s Oil Colors. My palette looks like this

EASEL: Please bring a portable plein air style easel for use in the studio. If you are traveling by air, please let me know to reserve a studio easel for you.

  • Cadmium Red Medium Pure*
  • Cadmium Orange Pure
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium Pure
  • Cadmium Yellow Lemon Pure*
  • Veridian
  • Phthalo Green BS*
  • Phthalo Blue GS*
  • Brilliant blue (Utrecht)
  • Ultramarine Blue*
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Alizarin Crimson (Or Perm. Alizarin)
  • Quinacradone red
  • Raw Umber
  • Utrecht White*

* = essential paint colors

The idea behind this palette is that you have a warm and a cool of each primary (e.g. Cadmium Red and Alizarin Crimson) and one of each secondary (a green, and orange and Dioxazine Purple).  Use your current paint inventory, as long as it is NOT student grade, to come as close as you can to that concept.  No need to go and spend hundreds of dollars on new paints.  I do want you to have Dioxazine Purple, Cadmium Red, both Cadmium Yellows and Ultramarine Blue, however.  You really shouldn’t be working without those colors anyway, no matter the subject (in my opinion).