Michael Obermeyer Materials List •


Michael Obermeyer’s Recommended Materials List

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  • French Easel or light portable plein air easel
  • Umbrella that clamps to the easel (I pack mine all the time and, for some reason, rarely use it…)
  • Portable Palette/wax paper
  • Mineral Spirits, turpenoid, or Gamsol to thin paint and clean brushes (with a small can or jar to use on the easel – I prefer the metal turp cans with the clamp down lids available at most art supply stores).

Canvas/canvas boards

  • 6 to 8 (or more) stretched canvas or panels (8×10″ up to 12×16″)

Colors

  • Titanium White
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Viridian Green (the only green I use, and rarely as a green)
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Burnt Sienna

Brushes

  • A variety of bristle or synthetic brushes
  • Flats and filberts, #4 through #12
  • 5 or 6 soft sables, #6 through #14
  • 1 or 2 soft rounds, #2 through #4

Miscellaneous

  • Palette Knife
  • Paper towels
  • Small sketch pad
  • View finder
  • Hat, dark clothing
  • sun block