Sample Materials List

   Sample Materials List


This is a sample materials list from one of George Ceffalio's workshops and is similar to the list you will receive when you register for a workshop.


Materials List:


No larger than 12" x 16" smooth canvas or smooth board primed with oil or gesso.

Oil Paint:

Bring your favorite brand of oil paints. Most brands are fine. I use professional grade, highly saturated pigments such as "old Holland" brand or "Windsor & Newton" professional grade is widely available and suitable.

Recommended colors list:

- Alizarin crimson
- Venetian red or terra rosa
- Cadmium red light
- Cadmium yellow deep
- Cadmuim yellow light
- Ultramarine blue
- Prussion blue pthalo blue
- Yellow ocher
- Naples yellow
- Raw umber
- Burnt umber
- Ivory black
- Flake white or what you have available

Painting Medium:

I use Flemish formula "Maroger Medium" that I purchase from "Old Masters" Maroger - Note: Maroger can have a strong turpentine odor and if you are sensitive to it, I recommend "Windsor & Newton" liquin.


Good quality hog fiberts in sizes; #1 #3 #4 #5 #6 (I primarily use "Robert Simmons" Signet hog bristle fiberts). A few good quality smaller soft hair fiberts and rounds (synthetic sables are fine). ALso, a 1 1/2"-2" wide flat bristle or synthetic sable is good for smoothing a background. A fan brush is also handy to have.

Painting Knife:

A flexible, pointed painting knife of about 2-3 inches long.


Odorless mineral spirits.


I prefer a glass Palette, but wood or plastic is fine.

Paper towels

Small trash bags


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