Maria's Favorite Supplies for Oil Painting

   Synthetic Mongoose Angled Bright    If I take good care of my brushes, they work great! Invest in a size 12 for working on small. Don't buy the brushes at craft stores, they won't last!

Synthetic Mongoose Angled Bright

If I take good care of my brushes, they work great! Invest in a size 12 for working on small. Don't buy the brushes at craft stores, they won't last!

   Refined Linseed Oil    Mix with equal part  odorless thinner  to thin transparent colors. It's also good for keeping clean brushes conditioned.

Refined Linseed Oil

Mix with equal part odorless thinner to thin transparent colors. It's also good for keeping clean brushes conditioned.

   Sta-Wet Handy Palette    Don't waste paint! Keep extra paints moist between paintings. Brush linseed oil on the paper, put your extra color on it and then close the lid. After a couple days, just revive the color with linseed oil and a palette knife (unless it's too gummy).

Sta-Wet Handy Palette

Don't waste paint! Keep extra paints moist between paintings. Brush linseed oil on the paper, put your extra color on it and then close the lid. After a couple days, just revive the color with linseed oil and a palette knife (unless it's too gummy).

   Plexiglass Sheet (DIY Palette)    To make your own palette that is labeled and easy to clean, purchase this plexiglass or a Clear Polycarbonate Sheet from Lowes and read my  Tips Blog Post .

Plexiglass Sheet (DIY Palette)

To make your own palette that is labeled and easy to clean, purchase this plexiglass or a Clear Polycarbonate Sheet from Lowes and read my Tips Blog Post.

   Large Table Easel    If you don't like standing up for hours, this works great on a table. I added horizontal bars to raise my canvas when I want to stand.

Large Table Easel

If you don't like standing up for hours, this works great on a table. I added horizontal bars to raise my canvas when I want to stand.

   Brush Cleaner    Even after rinsing your brush in thinner, it needs to be cleaned with this special soap. Just be gentle with the brush and rinse it a lot.. It's also good for conditioning a brush over night!

Brush Cleaner

Even after rinsing your brush in thinner, it needs to be cleaned with this special soap. Just be gentle with the brush and rinse it a lot.. It's also good for conditioning a brush over night!

   Gamblin Oil Colors    I like ordering Gamblin paints on Amazon because they come fast and they are usually fresh and not dried out like the ones at craft stores.

Gamblin Oil Colors

I like ordering Gamblin paints on Amazon because they come fast and they are usually fresh and not dried out like the ones at craft stores.

   Kemper Wipe Out Tool    To scrape wet paint off of the canvas or to re-establish your drawing at the early stages, this tool works great. 

Kemper Wipe Out Tool

To scrape wet paint off of the canvas or to re-establish your drawing at the early stages, this tool works great. 

   Apple iPad    Any iPad will do when painting from photographs. But prints won't do! Prints dull color and you can't zoom up like on a tablet. For plein air painting, use your iPad to photograph the scene so you can adjust the composition and establish the borders.

Apple iPad

Any iPad will do when painting from photographs. But prints won't do! Prints dull color and you can't zoom up like on a tablet. For plein air painting, use your iPad to photograph the scene so you can adjust the composition and establish the borders.