Materials List


Suggested Materials List for Painting Worskhops with Seamus Berkeley

This list of materials is suggested only. You are welcome to work with whatever materials you are familiar or have available. Discussion of materials will be part of the curriculum. The only strict requirement is absolutely no odorous solvents, mediums or paints. Most oil paints have little, if any odor.While some easels will be available, it is preferable that you bring your own portable easel, so you can store and transport all your materials easily.

Please bring a sufficient number of the following items, or their equivalent, for workshop sessions:

  • portable easel
  • turpenoid or other odorless solvents (only odorless solvents are allowed.)
  • two sealable containers: one for cleaning brushes, the second for clean solvent
  • several primed canvases in a range of sizes from 5” x 7” to 16” x 20”
  • palette for paint mixing

A set of paints that includes the following:

  • viridian
  • ultramarine blue
  • cobalt blue
  • titanium white, larger tube
  • cadmium orange
  • cadmium yellow
  • cadmium red light
  • terra rosa
  • alizarin crimson
  • transparent red oxide
  • yellow ochre

Suggested brushes:

  • suggested minimum brushes:
  • ½” flat bristle
  • 1” flat bristle
  • ½” filbert bristle
  • 1” filbert bristle
  • ¼” or smaller sable or equivalent filbert

Other tools and materials:

  • small sketch pad and charcoal
  • kneaded eraser
  • pen and notepad
  • palette and palette knife
  • paper towels and small trash bags