Ray Roberts Supply List


Portable easel (French easel, half easel)

Container for washing brushes (Holbein brush cleaner, Newton airtight brush washer,  Silicoil jar, or something similar)

Gamsol (Odorless Mineral Spirits)

Portable palette or paper palette

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

Recommended Paints: I usually buy my paints and supplies, except easels, at Utrecht (800-223-9132) for catalog and store locations


  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Pthalo Red Rose or Quinacradone Rose (or something close)
  • Alizarin Crimson (optional)
  • Dioxazine Purple (or something close)
  • Ultramarine Blue and/or Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue Hue
  • Viridian
  • Sap Green
  • Thalo yellow 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.

Panels: Assortment of canvas boards (or linen)