Cadmium Lemon
Cadmium Yellow Pale
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red
Terra Rosa
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Yellow Ochre
Transparent Oxide Red
Transparent Oxide Brown
Cobalt Blue Light
Ultramarine Deep
Lefranc:   Titanium White

extra COLORS
Cadmium Scarlet
Permanent Rose
Phthalo Green


I use Rosemary and Co.  They are the best!
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Series # 279 Long Flats             Sizes 0, 1, 2, 4, 6, 10
Series # IVORY Filberts            Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6
Series # IVORY long flats         Sizes 4, 8, 12
Series # IVORY short flats        Size 1 1/2 (my big brush)    
Series #99 Pure Sable                Sizes 0, 1, 2   

Series # 77                                 Sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, 14
Eclipse Comber                         Sizes 3/8"
Series #81                                  Sizes 6  
Series #278                                Sizes 4, 6


At this time I am making my own canvas with Richard Schmid's white lead formula.  I like to call Richard’s formula the Superman Surface, the Surface of Power—“I can do anything”. Katie Swatland shares Richard's formula in her new book "Alla Prima II Companion: Richard Schmid's Materials, Tools and Techniques" coming out this summer.  For more information visit:

I also use: New traditions Art Panels and Canvas - L600. White lead, double primed.


Ralph Mayer recommended as I do -- all purpose medium:
One part Stand Oil, one part Damar Varnish, five parts Rectified Turpentine.
(A few drops of Cobalt Drier may be added to hasten drying.)

I use Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits made by Gamblin.
This is an excellent solvent for thinning oil paint for painting and brush cleanup.


Viva (one of my most frequently asked questions)


"THE PAINTER"   oil   36" x 20"   1990