Below is a list of the items I use in the studio to create my paintings.



I am fortunate to live only a couple miles from "Hobby Lobby". I have been shopping
there ever since the store came to my town and I really like the store.

The oil colors listed below are my most used palette. They are Hobby Lobby's
brand "Master's Touch". For the price they are a good quality paint.

"I use a light, medium and dark of the 3 primary colors of
red, yellow and blue.

My light red = Scarlet
My medium red = Burnt Sienna
My dark red = Alizarin Red
My light yellow = Lemon Yellow
My medium yellow = Yellow Ochre
My dark yellow = Burnt Umber
My light blue = Cerulean Blue
My medium blue = Ultramarine Blue
My dark blue = Phthalo Blue

Other colors on my palette:

Titanium White
Ivory Black
Phthalo Green


Gamblin Galkyd

An alkyd resin painting medium that increases the fluidity of oil colors and speeds their
drying time (thin layers will dry within 24 hours). Its viscosity is similar to traditional
painting mediums made from linseed stand oil. It levels brush strokes, creates a
strong flexible paint film, and leaves an enamel-like glossy finish.

Gamblin Gamsol

Gamsol is an excellent solvent for thinning Gamblin mediums and for general
painting. It evaporates 100% and leaves no residue in paint layers. Gamsol is less
toxic than other brands of OMS (Odorless Mineral Spirits), mineral spirits, or
turpentine because the harmful aromatic solvent component has been removed.
It's also useful for studio and brush cleanup

Gamblin Gamvar Varnish (Gloss)

Developed in collaboration with the National Gallery of Art, Gamblin Gamvar
Gloss Varnish saturates and gives greater depth to the colors in your painting
and gives your work a unified and protective semi-gloss surface. Virtually
odorless, premixed, and ready to apply, Gamvar Gloss goes on water-clear,
stays water-clear, and can be easily and safely removed with Gamblin Gamsol
Odorless Mineral Spirits.


I use "Freezer Paper" as my palette. The paper has a plastic coating that
serves as a great disposable way to mix and use my oil paints. Be sure to
use the plastic coated side.


My favorite brushes are made by "Royal & Langnickel". See link below


I paint on stretched canvas, birch plywood and MDF panels
I purchase my canvas at Hobby Lobby
I purchase MDF in 24"x48" sheets at Home Depot then cut them
to various smaller sizes. I prime them using a smooth paint
roller. I apply 4 to 6 layers of KILZ 2 Interior/Exterior Multi-purpose
primer before painting on them. I have them tint my KILZ to medium gray
when I purchase it.


I use only Nova Color acrylic paint.

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