Robert Lemler Supply List

Suggested supplies: not mandatory!

 I would prefer students use tools and materials they are familiar with, for those with less experience I have suggested supplies listed below:

Oil Colors:

  • titanium white
  • alizarin crimson
  • cadmium red light
  • cadmium orange
  • cadmium yellow medium
  • yellow ochre
  • terra rosa
  • burnt sienna
  • viridian green
  • cobalt blue
  • ultramarine blue deep
  • ivory black

A smaller “limited palette” of colors may also be used:

  • titanium white
  • alizarin crimson
  • cadmium orange medium
  • cadmium yellow medium
  • ultramarine blue deep

If one is buying oil paint for the first time I recommend student grade paints : “Winton” series by Windsor and Newton 

Other supplies:

  • Gamsol or another odorless paint thinner
  • about a half dozen various sized traditional bristle brushes ( I prefer long flats)
  • a couple of small synthetic rounds for the smallest shapes
  • paper towels or rags
  • bucket for thinner
  • palette for mixing color
  • a painting knife and paper towels or cloth rags.

Canvas/ supports:

  • Students may use any support they prefer.
  • I prefer oil primed linen canvas, usually mounted to gatorfoam.
  • Canvas panels and gessoed hardboard are less expensive options.

Students will need two or three “medium” sized supports each day.  I consider these standard sizes to be of “medium” size …14′ x 18″ , 16″ x 20″ , up to 18″ x 24″