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Lori Putnam's "Oil Painting for Explorers" workshop

The following materials can be purchased at: Jerry's Artarama, AskewTaylor, Michaels or AC Moore
(depending on the brands).

Portable FLOOR painting easel
• Wooden (or other neutral-toned) mixing palette (Do not use white, disposable palette pages.

Oil Paints:

Because this class is directed to painters with a little more experience, use the paints (brand and colors) with which you are most comfortable instead of trying to change to Lori's palette.


• Bring a hald dozen high quality (mostly bristle) brushes ranging in size from 4-8. 
I suggest filberts, flats or a mixture of the two. Do NOT bring tiny brushes.

My preference is Silver Brush brand, series 1003 (filbert), 1001 (flat).

• Several styles of palette knives


• For Day 2: Bring 2-4 DRY mostly completed paintings, UNFRAMED

• Small sketch pad and pencil

• Odorless mineral spirits and sealable container

• Paper towels

Lori's Palette:
Lori paints with a very limited palette (4 colors), for those of you who are curious about which paints and brand she uses, the list is below:

•Cad Red Deep Hue (Winton #6)
• Ultramarine Blue (Winton #21)
• Cad Yellow Medium (Gamblin)
• Titanium White (Gamblin, Grumbacher, or other)



Anything on Sergei Bongart, Joaquín Sorolla, or John Singer Sargent

Fill Your Paintings with Light and Color, Kevin D. Macpherson ISBN 1581800533

Brushwork, Emile A. Gruppé, ISBN 0823005259

Composition of Outdoor Painting, Edgar Payne ISBN 0944699022

Distributed by DeRu's Fine Arts 949-376-3785

Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting, John F. Carlson, ISBN 0844661023

Other wonderful books to read and collect:

My Brush with History, Everett Raymond Kinstler,

(Available through or 877-947-0792.)

 The Nature of Light, Scott L. Christensen, Available through