Suggested Colors for Expanded Palette
Gamblin Oil Colors and M. Graham Paints are found in Birmingham at Forstall Art Supply, and are the best quality (for a somewhat reasonable price.) Forstall is downtown and has parking. Tell them you are a student at Red Dot Gallery and they will give you a 25% discount! DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF GETTING GAMBLIN 1980 line of paints. They are student grade.
You can also order these paints from dickblick.com, but I’m not sure you’re getting a better deal, and you have to pay shipping. Alabama Art Supply and Michaels have Gamblin, but not M Graham.
Bright Yellow (such as Hansa, Azo, or Cadmium)
Bright Red (such as Napthol or Cadmium)
Blue (such as Pthalo or Ultramarine) Not a bad idea to have both.
Green (Sap is important, Pthalo is good)
Alizarin Crimson (or Alizarin Permanent)
White (such as Titanium)
Orange (Permanent or Cadmiums)***
Black (Ivory or Chromatic)
Caucasian Flesh Tone***
Turquoise (or Cobalt Teal)***
Olive Green and Azo Green (only by M Graham. Don’t get Gamblin in these colors)
Van Dyke Brown
Quinacrodone Magenta or Red
Radiant Colors by Gamblin: especially Turquoise and Magenta
***Pretty important to have in your collection