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Still life Oil painting for beginners
Fresh tomato
Let's paint a juicy red tomato and learn a few basic tricks about oil painting.
Scroll down the page to find all the necessary materials for the lesson.
What you'll need
Canvas or other support for oil painting (stretched canvas, canvas panel, oil painting paper, gesso board or other) squared format. A canvas panel 20x20 cm (8x8'') was used for this demo

Oil paints: titanium white, lemon yellow, cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, vermilion, cadmium red, alizarin crimson, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue, prussian blue, burnt umber, burnt sienna, yellow ochre

Pallet for mixing the colours

Paint thinner (linseed oil or any other store-bought oil painting medium will do)

Flat synthetic brushes: size 12, 8 and 1

For cleaning the brushes: paper towels or wet wipes. Solvent (white spirit or similar) is optional

If you need help choosing art supplies for yourself, HERE you can find lists of recommended art supplies with Amazon links for your country. At the moment the lists of supplies are made for USA, UK & Ireland and Italy based students.
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