Easy Way – Beginning Plein Air Painting Supply List

Easy Way – Beginning Plein Air Painting with David McCamant

Supply List:

  • French easel, portable easel or pochade box or equivalent
  • Portable stool or chair
  • Portable small umbrella
  • Hat & sunscreen
  • Palette (separate or attached)
  • Cleaning jar with lid with solvent (odorless mineral spirits, turpentine or artist grade safflower or walnut oil
  • Brush cleaner (recommend Masters brand)
  • 2 rolls of blue shop paper towels or equivalent
  • Wet painting transport box or equivalent
  • Brushes – a good selection of any artist quality manufactured brushes, (pure synthetic recommended) filberts, flats or whatever you use.
  • sizes 2,4,6,8 and 10 and a size 2 or 4 liner/rigger brush
  • Canvas boards – 2 – 8″ x 10″ and 6 – 6″ x 8″

Oil Paint:

One (1) – 37 ml tube of oil paint in the following colors: 

  • YELLOW – Cadmium Lemon, Windsor Yellow, Hansa Yellow Light or Cadmium Yellow Light
  • RED – Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Red Medium or Cadmium Berium Red (not deep)
  • BLUE – French Ultramarine Blue or Ultramarine Blue 
  • BLACK – Ivory Black
  • MAGENTA – Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Red  
  • CYAN – Thalo Blue or Phthalo Blue 
  • WHITE – Titanium White (2 tubes are suggested)

You may bring whatever paint you have as long as they are the correct hues or colors. I recommend Gamblin Artist Grade oil colors.

PAINTING MEDIUM:Neo MeGilp Medium 2oz or Larger.


You will want to dress for fall weather perhaps a little on the warm side. Standing or sitting for long periods will make you much colder. Check the weather conditions daily.