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Eric Jacobsen's
Supply List for Workshop Participants

Other items:

Paint thinner, VIVA paper towels, plastic grocery bags, 1-2 squeeze clamps for securing various items to your easel.

Recommended Books:

John F. Carlson-Guide to Landscape Painting

Edgar Payne-Composition of Outdoor Painting

Robert Henri-The Art Spirit

Charles Hawthorne-Hawthorne on Painting


Please feel free to bring whatever colors you are comfortable working with. The following is a list of colors I currently use on my palette.

Oil Palette:

Titanium White

Alizarin Crimson 

Manganese Violet 

Cadmium Yellow Light

Ultramarine Blue

Cadmium Yellow Deep

Cerulean Blue Hue

Cadmium Lemon

Pthalo Green

Cadmium Orange

Paynes Gray

Cadmium Red Light

Portland Grey Light(Gamblin)

Cadmium Red Deep

Yellow Ochre

Acrylic Palette:

Titanium White

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cadmium Red Light  

Alizarin Crimson

Pthalo Blue

Pthalo Green

Burnt Sienna

Paynes Gray

Yellow Ochre


Any high quality brush will do, but I recommend Robert Simmons Signet flats and/or bright bristle, sizes 2-8 for smaller work, larger sizes as suits your needs. Please, don’t bring worn out brushes.

Palette Knife:

A good palette knife for cleaning palette and painting needs.


Bring whatever palette suits you…just make sure you have a large enough mixing space to meet your needs.


12x16 and larger…depending on how large you want to work.

Photo References:

Bring several photo references to choose from. We will be painting from photos.

Plein Air Studies:

Bring any plein air studies or sketches to use as reference. 

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