Marta Crawford Fine Art, llc

Supplies for Oil Painting Classes


Titanium White by Lefrance and Burgeois

Cadmium Lemon by Rembrandt or Winsor and Newton

Cadmium Yellow by Winsor and Newton

Indian Yellow by Winsor and Newton

Raw Sienna by Rembrandt or Winsor and Newton

Transparent Oxide Red by Rembrandt

Cadmium Orange by Winsor and Newton

Cadmium Red by Winsor and Newton

Alizarin Crimson Permanent by Winsor and Newton

Permanent Rose by Winsor and Newton

Ultramarine Blue by Winsor and Newton

Cobalt Blue Light by Rembrandt

Manganese Blue by Bloxc or Old Holland

Viridian by Winsor and Newton or Rembrandt

Ivory Black

The following colors I love and use them frequently as well but they are not that important.

Translation: Buy them if your budget is not a problem.

Cadmium Yellow Pale by Winsor and Newton

Raw Umber by Winsor and Newton or Rembrandt Burnt

Umber by Winsor and Newton

Transparent Orange by Gamblin

Quinacridone Magenta by Winsor and Newton

(For some delicious purples you really do need this color as you cannot make it on your own)

Manganese Blue by Bloxc or Old Holland

(For the most delicate and pure green-blue, excellent for skies and one you can not make yourself eight, believe me, I have tired )


Linen above all else. For small works, I like Panels.

For larger works, I use Canvases, Medium to Small Weave.

My favorite is Claessans #13 Portrait grade.

I also like Fredrix Oil Primed Linen Canvases, which are more economic and still good quality.


For a more inexpensive option, regular cotton canvases can still be used
if they are given a couple of generous coats of Oil Painting Primer.
This one is my Favorite,
Winsor & Newton Oil Painting Primer

Solvent, Medium and Brush Cleaner

Gamsol Solvent (for first wash)

Gamblin Cold Wax Medium (To make oil colors thicker and more matte)

Weber Turpenoid Natural (Natural highly effective brush cleaner)


I like Rosemary's brushes

Filberts, flats and rounds. From the smallest size to the largest.

For priming the canvas I use a 1.5 inch good quality house painting brush.

I also love The Eclipse Fans by Winsor and Newton

I like to use Bristle brushes for initial drawing

Cotton Rags or Old Socks and Scissor

Cotton Rags or Old Socks, Socks are my favorite to wipe down errors or clean as I go.

I try not to use paper towels for they leave residue behind and contribute to deforestation.


I use Kamar Varnish by Krylon about a week after a painting is finished.

If a painting has not left the studio after 3 months, I varnish it with Soluvar Varnish by Liquitex (Mixed 50% satin and 50% gloss)