Randall Sexton Painting Supplies and Palette

Basic Plein Air Set-up

  • French easel or comparable (Compact as possible)
  • Solvent container
  • Solvent  Gamsol (or Turpenoid)
  • Palette Knife
  • Rags or Paper towels
  • Medium: Graham’s Walnut Alkyd Medium
  • Umbrella (optional)


I’ve listed the colors below that I use on my palette, however it’s not mandatory that you use these. (feel free to use what is familiar). 

  • Ivory Black
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Viridian
  • Transparent Red Oxide. (Rembrandt)… or Burnt Sienna
  • Quinacridone Red or Alizarin Crimson
  • Permanent Red Medium (Rembrandt) or  Cad Red Light (or Cadmium Scarlet)
  •  Gold Ochre or yellow ochre pale
  •  Cadmium Yellow Light  (or Cadmium Lemon)
  •  Titanium White


A well maintained assortment that contains some of the following:
  • HOG BRISTLE: Filberts, Flats, and Rounds #4, #6, #8… with one larger flat
  • SOFT SYNTHETIC OR NATURAL HAIR Brights, 1/8”, 1/4”,  Flat; #1

Carmel Visual Arts has a supply of Rosemary Brushes. Please let Rich know if you would like to order from them and they will be waiting for you on the first day of class.

 Panels or Canvas

I currently use oil primed linen panels with a medium tooth – (New Traditions Art Panels, C-15 or C-12- portrait linens mounted on board)…For the purpose of the workshop feel free to use cheaper panels. (I will discuss panels and supplies during the workshop).

You will be painting 1-2 paintings per day… whatever your comfort zone on size. If you choose to use the cheap canvas boards… try adding a layer or two of gesso to them to build up (and vary) the surface… (makes it more fun to paint on)