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

 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)