Today I’m going to walk you through everything from the supplies I use, to how I blend my paint and even show you how to complete your first oil painting!

Oil painting has this reputation for being a more advanced medium to work in. People think it’s going to be too hard and everyone’s heard about the trouble with muddy colors. I will let you in on a little secret; Oil painting is one of the easier mediums to work in IF you know how to use mixing medium and when to let your paint dry between layers.

First let’s look at the supplies I used (amazon affiliate links):
Fredrix Belgian linen paint board 8×10
Webers permalba black
Weber permalba white
Winsor & Newton:
winton color: light red, terre verte, cadmium yellow pale hue
artist color: naples yellow, raw umber, phthalo turquoise, zinc white, olive green
Winsor and newton set (I’m not using the set but it is enough to get you started, remember, it’s more important to have your values correct than the perfect color!)
Mona Lisa Odorless paint thinner:
Mona Lisa brush tank
Masterson Artist Palette

Mop Brush I recommend the 12 pack on these I also used a #4 liner brush and two #8 filberts, both synthetic hog hair and a few stiff round brushes.

Viva Paper Towels

My reference photo comes from

Here is my palette set up



Make sure that you’re cleaning your brushes well if you want them to last longer than a couple of uses.



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