Rich Brimer Plein Air Supply List

Rich Brimer Plein Air Supply List

EASEL – Either a full or half French easel for beginners or on a higher-end budget, a pochade box with a tripod. 


  • A variety of flats and filbert hog hair bristle brushes
  • I prefer Rosemary & Co. or Robert Simmons’ Signet
  • A palette knife or two is useful for all

PALETTE – Wood or Plexiglass or Glass.


  • 2-4 Canvas board or birch plywood panels. Good 2-3 coats of acrylic gesso. In sizes of 6×8 or 8×10.


  • Odorless Mineral Spirits (Gamsol or similar) 
  • A brush cleaning can or jar

COLORS (BOLD Required*)

  • *COOL RED – Alizarin crimson perm. or Quinacridone Red
  • WARM RED – Cadmium red light
  • ORANGE – Cadmium orange
  • *WARM YELLOW – Cadmium yellow medium
  • COOL YELLOW – Cadmium yellow light, lemon
  • GREEN – Viridian
  • *COOL BLUE – Ultramarine
  • WARM BLUE – Cobalt Teal
  • *BLACK – Ivory
  • *WHITE – Large tube of titanium white. I like Rembrandt nice and creamy is the rule.
  • *EARTH — Transparent Iron/Red Oxide (important-for underpainting)
  • Dioxozine Purple.

MEDIUM – (optional) Solvent Free Gel, by Gamblin


  • Big, big hat (a must)
  • Sunblock
  • Paper towels or rags for cleaning, trash bag
  • Razorblade scraper for your palette
  • Clamp-on umbrella for your easel
  • sketchbook & pencil
  • Digital camera
  • Backpack for all your stuff.
  • Lunch & water for both days. We will be eating on-site.