Marc Dalessio Supply List

Oil Colors:

  • 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.


Other stuff:

  • 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).
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • A clip-on umbrella
  • Bug spray