This palette will create warm-cool variations of the basic colors yellow, red and blue & more. Match as close as you can if you already have supplies.
Titanium White Cadmium Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow Light Cadmium Orange Cadmium Red Light or Naphthol Red Light Alizaron Crimson or Quinacridone Magenta Pthalo Blue Ultramarine Blue Useful but not required: Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber
BRUSHES Filbert brushes are the most versatile. Sizes: #2, 4, 6, 8 and 12
PALETTE 12 X 16 or larger.
SUPPORTS You can paint on any support you'd like as long as it is not too absorbent, in other words, apply extra gesso. A variety of standard sizes for painting are good to have on hand. 16 x 20 is a good size and should be close to that dimension.
WORK STATION Table top or standing easel.
SOLVENT Oils: To clean your brushes use only artists grade odorless mineral spirits or vegetable oil to in a non-breakable container. Acrylics: water.
MEDIUM for OIL PAINTING Liquin, Solvent-free Gel by Gamblin, or a basic versatile homemade medium of 2/3 odorless mineral spirit and 1/3 linseed oil.
MEDIUM for ACRYLIC PAINTING A slow drying medium allows you to blend colors just like in oil painting. An alternative is to use Golden Open Slow-Drying Acrylics which have the medium built in and are designed to stay wet longer for blending, etc.