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Painting Workshop Supplies

10-4 PM Saturday and Sunday (Eastern US Time, Washington D.C.)

February 6-7, 2021

This will be an online class held on Zoom that will require you to paint along from home. There will be two portrait painting demnstrations with a model for you to work from, as well and art talks and individualized critiques that will focus on materials, techniques, process and a artistic vision. The class will be broadcast live from the studio of Teresa Oaxaca, featuring multiple camera angles on the painting as it is created, the palette with brush/palette knife color mixing, as well as the visual reference.

A studio tour and inspirational Q & A session will also be included. The idea is to get you jazzed up about painting, point you critically in the right directions and help you on an individual level as well.

Upon registration you will receive more information about the class. Supply List will be added soon. Please note thst it is not necessry for you to purchase all new supplies, and those wishing to work in acrylics or termpera are also welcome (though please note that this is an oil painting class.

Technical Requirements- Some kind of computer, laptop, tablet or any other device on which you can access the internet. A digital camera (smart phone will also do). Class will he held on, which you will need to register on first (it's free). Before class begins you will be emailed with an invitation link and password that you will need to join. It is also necessary to have speakers and a webcam on your device, as the lessons will be live and spoken word will be the main vehicle of communication. Video demonstrations and some text will also be included, and you will have the option to type in questions a well as speak. Class will be held in "real time", live, with Teresa presenting to a live audience of students who may take turns asking questions and speaking. A class monitor will also be present to help with the running of things.


Thank you for signing up for class! Ok the painting supplies will not be so hard to find. I think that you might want to look for the colors in other brands if you cannot find them from Natural Pigments on the German/EU website. It is now becoming very difficult to find some of the colors I had suggested on my list as up to last year they were in stock! But now, due to coronavirus and also the inevitability of time, many of the factories that mined and produced (my favorite) colors are shutting down. I will give you my suggested replacements!

Ultramarine Blue Green Shade (or any ultramarine blue from Old Holland or Michael Harding of another brand of your choice)

Chromium Oxide Green

Lemon Ochre (or any Yellow Ochre)

Chrome Yellow Primrose (or a cadmium Lemon Yellow)

Lead Tin Yellow Dark (not necessary, just my favorite)

Orange Molybdate (very nice orange, but cadmium orange can be substituted)

Pozzuoli Red (a fancy name for red iron oxide pigments. Try looking for Venetian Red or English Red too)

Rose Madder (or Alizarin Crimson, our Permanent Rose)

Cypress Umber Raw Dark (or a raw Umber)

Lead White #1 (or Titaniun white, Flake White Replacement)

Bone Black (“Ivory Black” No one makes paint from real Ivory anymore, its just a fanciful name)

Vermillion (discontinued. Try Cadmium Red instead)

Cobalt Chromite Blue

French Sienna

Mediums- Oleogel

Expoxide Oil (discontinued. Try Stand Oil or Sun Thickened oil instead)

Original Painting Workshop Supplies

These are the supplies that I will be using for my online painting workshops. You don't need to buy everything, please get what you are comfortable with, Some of these things you may have already and if they are close enough such as a slightly bigger canvas or a slightly different palette, don't worry about it).

Canvas Support- One 16x20" primed stretched canvas or panel (

Supplies palette knife paper towels palette (glass or wood or plastic) Palette-This is the recommended palette I use-

Ultramarine Blue Green Shade

Chromium Oxide Green

Lemon Ochre

Chrome Yellow Primrose

Lead Tin Yellow Dark

Orange Molybdate

Pozzuoli Red

Rose Madder

Cypress Umber Raw Dark

Lead White #1

Bone Black


Extended Palette-

Cobalt Chromite Blue

French Sienna



Expoxide Oil

Or you can substitute some or all of these colors with pigments of similar names (listed below) should you already have some or are unable to get a hold of Rublev colors. The selected list is however preferable as it is an integral part of my working palette and it has been selected for paint handling qualities and quick drying time so that your progress in the workshop may run smoothly without the added difficulty of having to work over still wet or tacky paint. You will notice the high number of earth colors, umbers and leads. The oils that bind these pigments and that will be used as a medium also exemplify quick drying times.

Alternative Palette

Ultramarine Blue

Terra Verte

Yellow Ochre

Cadmium Yellow light

Naples Yellow

Cadmium Orange

Venetian Red

Alizarin Crimson

Raw Umber

Lead White/a white

Ivory Black

Vermillion or Cadmium Red

Linseed Oil

I paint on both canvases and panels. Medium to smooth weave is preferred, but bring what you are comfortable with. I prefer Claessens oil primed linen rolls and then stretch them myself. At other times I use Artefex oil primed linen on Dibond panel, which are available through Though these are more expensive they are archival and also give great painting results.


Suggestions include a mix of soft brushes (sable, mongoose, or badger hair) and rough sturdy bristle (hog). Synthetics can also be used but I tend not to buy them as much anymore as they don’t keep their shape as well in the long run and make synthetic looking marks.


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