Oil Painting 101: W. David Price
How to select a core set of oil paints.
Pigment type and tube size: I buy Pre-tested Grumbacher oil paints because they produce more vibrant colors:
♦ Buy colored oil paints in the 1.25 fluid ounce tubes. ♦ Buy TITANIUM WHITE oil paint in the 5 fluid ounce tube.
Core colors: Almost any color can be made by combining the right proportion of the following oil paints. Buy these colors first:
♦ CADMIUM BARUM RED (VERMILION HUE) ♦ ROSE MADDER ♦ PRUSSIAN BLUE ♦ ULTRAMARINE BLUE DEEP ♦ CADMIUM-BARUM YELLOW PALE ♦ CADMIUM-BARUM YELLOW LIGHT ♦ CADMUM-BARUM YELLOW DEEP ♦ YELLOW OCHRE ♦ BURNT SIENNA ♦ BURNT UMBER ♦ IVORY BLACK ♦ TITANIUM WHITE
Additional paint colors and can be purchased when they are needed for mixing specialty colors:
♦ SAP GREEN
♦ PAYNE’S GRAY
♦ DIOXAZINE PURPLE