Robert Liberace Materials List


Paint colors (oils)

  • burnt umber
  • burnt sienna
  • cadmium yellow light
  • cadmium orange
  • cadmium red light
  • permanent rose
  • alizarin crimson
  • manganese violet
  • dioxazine violet (optional)
  • ultramarine blue
  • cerulean blue
  • phthalocyanine blue (optional)
  • viridian, phthalocyanine green (optional)
  • titanium white or lead (flake white) white or lead white replacement


  • Hog bristle filbert shaped bristle brushes: #2, #4, #6, and #8 (Any brand of hog bristle is fine, but Rob likes Silver Brush “Grand Prix” type).
  • Filbert Series 1003
  • Filbert shaped sable brushes: #2 and #4 (Rob likes both Silver “Renaissance”  Cat’s Tongue sable brushes)

Palette knife


  • We have a dozen easels to share, but not enough for the entire class. Please let me know if you can bring a portable easel, or if you need to reserve one from us.

Medium: stand or linseed oil (or medium of choice), odorless solvent such as turpenoid or Gamsol.
Rags (or good paper towels)
Canvas or Panels

  • You will need  about three or four 11″x14″ or 16″x20″ toned mid-gray with acrylic paint.  Centurion linen canvas or Ampersand gesso panels are good. You can tone them with white plus a little ivory black and a hint of burnt umber or use “Golden Heavy Bodied Neutral Gray N6” premixed acrylic. Canvas should look

similar to the box below




  • Single sheets of fine quality drawing paper:  18×24″ Any good quality drawing paper that you like—you will need about 5 sheets.


  • Terra cotta pastel pencils
  • Generals White Charcoal Pencil and/or white Conte stick

Additional materials