- Titanium white.
- Cadmium yellow light (not Lemon)
- Cadmium yellow medium
- Cadmium orange
- Yellow ochre (Golden ocher by Old Holland, Zecchi’s Roman ocher, or Michael Harding’s French ocher).
- A light cadmium red or vermilion
- Cadmium red medium
- Cerulean blue
- Ultramarine blue (Old Holland ultramarine deep ultramarine is essential).
- Cobalt blue (manganese blue if it’s a tropical location).
For the cadmium colors, I like Williamsburg, for blues I prefer Old Holland. Most titanium whites are fine.
The only important ones are the ocher and Old Holland’s ultramarine deep.
- I use a balsam/sun-thickened oil medium, Blue Ridge was selling it in the US. Bring anything you’re comfortable with.
- Turpentine, Gamsol, or mineral spirits.
- Portable easel.
- Support: 20 x 30 cm (8 x 12 in.) or larger prepared wood panels or primed linen canvas.
- A palette, preferably folding for keeping paint off your transportation.
- Palette cups for turpentine and medium.
- Palette knives.
- A selection of brushes. I use Cornelissen series 44 bristle brushes (sizes 3 to 8) and small Zecchi sables (sizes 0 to 5).
- A clip-on umbrella
- Bug spray