Required Materials



Required Materials


We will provide the Easels, Mahl sticks, the Prepared Panels, Bowls to mix glazes, ingredients for making the Painting Mediums and for washing Brushes.

However, the Students must bring their own Oil paints & Brushes.



Clear Plastic Picture Frame with black paper inserted

Clear Plastic Picture Frame with black paper inserted


  • A palette or plate for your oil colors.
  • A clear plastic picture frame with clips on the sides (8″x11″ or smaller). Slip black paper under the plastic. This will be used as a palette for your whites. (A black plate also works fine).
  • At least 2 extra-small jam jars with their screw-on tops (c. 3/4″ in diameter). These will hold your egg termpera and Laurence’s painting medium.
  • At least 3 Small stainless steel containter/cups – preferably with lids – to clip onto your palette – for Amanda’s medium, turprentine and linseed oil.
  • A palette knife.
  • Some rags.
  • A sketchbook and pencils.


Material Recommended by the Instructors:


Amanda Sage Recommended Materials:

The following is a list of Amanda’s preferred materials, to use as a guideline for selecting your own:


Amanda Sage’s preferred Palette of Colors

I personally want ALL the colors ;) – although I do truly end up using less. And as you will see, I hardly use much paint at all in the methods I work with, and I end up having some tubes of paint for many many years.


Here is an example of a palette that I often use (mostly Old Holland):

  • Titanium White
  • Naples Yellow light
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Raw Sienna
  • Baroque Red (Old Holland color – one of my FAVORITES;)
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Caput Mortum
  • Ivory Black
  • Dioxin Purple
  • Magenta
  • Alizerin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red
  • Indian Yellow
  • Aureolin Yellow
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Chrome Oxide Green
  • Schevenings Green
  • Coeruleum (Hue) or Mangaan Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultramarin Blue
  • Prussian Blue


Amanda Sage’s Notes on the Oil Colors

I was told in the beginning when I was first learning to paint, to not buy student grade paint… It is best to start off with the good stuff, otherwise you will have to go through a new learning process when you upgrade and wonder why you struggled with watered down paints the whole time.

The best paint is Old Holland – it is also the most expensive… So unless you are planning on doing a lot of painting, I would maybe save a bit on that and invest in some Windsor Newton, Rembrandt, etc… If you do not have oil paint yet – you can also wait to invest until after the seminar and contribute an extra fee for using my paints. This way you will have a more educated eye when making your investment and a deeper understanding on what colors to choose.


Amanda Sage’s preferred Brushes

  • I mostly use synthetic brushes that have a soft touch.
  •  Paintbrushes are a very subjective purchase. Depending on how one works and what one wants to achieve.
  • I prefer using ‘Filberts’ which are slightly rounded at the tips, and I have a variety of them in different sizes, ranging from size 2 – 16+.
  • I also have a smaller variety of ‘Flat’ brushes as well as some very nice ‘Round’ brushes.
  • I prefer using soft synthetic brushes with long handles rather than bristle brushes. This allows for a much softer blending of paint.
  • I’ve used a quite inexpensive and high quality brush that is sold through Utrecht Art Stores, it is called the Utrecht Series 239 Manglon Brush. You can have a look here.
  • I only recommend the Filberts & Flats in the Manglon – the Rounds tend to loose their tip quite quickly.
  • As for good Rounds. – I like to use ‘Liner’ brushes that are quite long & hold a nice quantity of paint, so you don’t have to keep dipping back into the paint constantly. I prefer using a short handle with Liners.
  • If you are buying Brushes for the first time. Get a nice assortment, but don’t go over-board, as you should discover what you like best before investing in too much.
  • It is also important to not be too frugal in the brush department, for if you have cheap and frayed brushes, it will be hard to find satisfaction in your painting… good brushes are crucial.

Kuba Ambrose & Vera Atlantia’s
Recommended Materials


  • Titanium White
  • Mars Black
  • Neutral Tint
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Umber
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Gold Ochre
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Naples Yellow (or Brilliant Yellow)
  • Red Ochre or Burnt Sienna
  • Vermillion Red (Sennelier)
  • Alizarine Crimson
  • Magenta
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue



  • Caribbean Blue
  • Indigo Blue (Indigo extra)
  • Viridian Green or Donkers Green
  • Caput Mortum
  • Ultramarin Violet
  • Golden Baroque Red
  • Mars Orange (Sennelier)
  • Cadmium Red (deep)
  • Cobalt Aureolin Yellow Lake (expensive, but very beautiful color)



We recommend investing in Old Holland oil paints.
Some of the paints on the list are more expensive, we recommend buying it from another brand such as Sennelier or Michael Harding.
If you are on a low budget, you may want to start your collection with the Series A Old Hollands and go for a cheaper brand for the more expensive colours. It’s a good investment to buy the high quality paints and they will last you a long time.


1. Liner brush ‘0’ size
2. 3x round brush ‘1’ size
3. 2x Flat or Filbert ‘4’size
4- Flat or Filbert ‘10’ size
5. Flat Brush ‘20’ size
6. Fine detail brush – ‘000’ size
7. Filbert Brush ‘1’ size
8. 1 inch Glazing brush - soft & thin bristels
9. Large 2 inch glazing brush - size soft & thin bristels
10. ‘Powder brush’
11. Toothbrush
12. Spray Mist bottle
13. Palette Knife (bent handle)

Brushes should be:

-soft bristle
-specifically for oil painting
-mid price-range brushes

This is a list of the  bare essentials – you are welcome to bring more / other brushes to expand your collection. 

We look forward to painting with you1 ~ Kuba & Vera

Brush List Kuba Vera copy