Ray Roberts Supply List


  • Portable easel
    (French easel, half easel, pochade box or something appropriate for outdoor use)
  • Container for washing brushes (Holbein brush cleaner, Silicoil jar, or something similar)
  • Gamsol or Turpenoid (Odorless Mineral Spirits)
  • Portable palette (appropriate for outdoor use)
  • Paper towels and a small trash bag
  • Sketchbook and pencils
  • Natural bristle brushes: Flats 2, 4, and 6 (at least 2 each)
  • Palette knife
  • Small Pocket mirror or MVP

    Oil Colors

  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium Red
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Phthalo Red Rose or Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue Hue
  • Viridian
  • Sap Green
  • Phthalo Yellow Green
  • Radiant Green
  • Titanium white (large tube)
    Any specialty colors you like. If you’re more comfortable with certain colors than what I have listed here, that’s fine; I do recommend a range of colors and not just a limited palette.


  • Assortment of canvas boards, 8×10, 9×12 (3-4 per day; cotton or linen)

    Optional Supplies

  • Water, sunscreen and a hat
  • Camera (optional)
  • Portable Chair (optional)
  • Umbrella (optional)