This is what I currently use plein air painting but can be applied to studio too.


Open Box M (USA)11×14″ Pochade

Manfrotto Be Free Tripod

Bamboo Brush Roll (to carry the brushes) by Rosemary & Co

Rosemary and co brushes: Ultimate Bristle Short & Long Flats

Pro Arte Brushes: Round

Oil Paint Colours: Titanium White, Warm White, Naples Yellow light, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium Yellow Deep, Yellow Ochre, Scarlet Red, Permanent Rose, Viridian Green, Cerulean Blue, Kings Blue Deep, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber.

Palette Garage (USA) to transport paint and rests on palette of pochade

Artists Turpentine

Kitchen roll

Homemade MDF Boards 2-3mm panels 3 coasts gesso, Jacksons linen fine boards, or Linen canvas

Raymar Wet Panel holder (USA) or Matchsticks stuck on same size board and taped together.

Umbrella for rain and sun




Some of my favourite Art Books that I return to time and again…Listed from top left in photo:

Edward Seago by Ron Ranson, Daily Painting – Carol Marine, Monet & Architecture – Richard Thomson, Carlsons Guide to Landscape Painting – JF Carlson, Ken Howard – Inspired by Light,London by Pete Brown, Learning to Paint – Bernard Dunstan, Alfred Sisley – Vivienne Couldrey, Tom Thomson The Silence & The Storm – David Silcox & Harold Town, Sargent Portraits of Artists & Friends – Richard Ormond, The Big Book of Oil Painting – J.M Parramon,  Alla Prima 11 – Richard Schmid, Sorolla Spanish Master of Light – Gabriele Finaldi, Javier Barón Thaidigsmann, The Artist’s Way – Julia Cameron


These are a small selection of art connected sites I have used and find helpful in my day to day art living….

Rosemary & Co Brushes – Good range of quality brushes great customer service.

Open Box M – reliable, light weight plein air equipment

Jacksons Art – all round art shop with huge stock and some discounts.

Painters online – art forum and websites connected to The Artist & Hobby Artist Magazines

Mall Galleries – Gallery on the Mall in London open entry competitions eg Royal Institute of Oil Painter (ROI)

National Gallery – on Trafalgar Square, London

Making a Mark – A top art blog by Katherine Tyrell, since 2005, lots of resources

Cass Art – London based art shop

Great Art – Part of Gerstaecker, a German company supplying art materials, canvases especially good

Vimeo – for art videos