Q.

Hi,

I am shopping for my dad who is 60 years old and looking to pick up oil painting as a hobby. He has liked it in the past but it has been many many years. My brother and I want to get him some start up supplies, including an easel. I don't know much about oil painting but we'd like to get him an easel, one good for oil painting of course and that is pretty good quality to last him but within reason. Other supplies you recommend to get started?

Thanks so much,

Stephanie W.
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A.

Hello Stephanie,

I would suggest a Dulce Easel. It is very popular and at a great sale price.
http://www.madisonartshop.com/acduflea.html

For oil paints, we recommend this set of 20 colors:
http://www.madisonartshop.com/winnew125flo.html
and palette paper:
http://www.madisonartshop.com/jaridipapa12.html

As for brushes, this is good:
http://www.madisonartshop.com/gonysetof4wc.html
and
http://www.madisonartshop.com/70quflsesof3.html

For brush cleaner and thinner:
http://www.madisonartshop.com/wn.html
and
http://www.madisonartshop.com/aldoubpalcup.html

And take 2 or 3 16"x20" canvases
http://www.madisonartshop.com/16x20canvas.html
Or any other size you think he would like
http://www.madisonartshop.com/frredla.html

I think he would also enjoy these excellent instructional DVDs by Master Artist Daniel Greene
http://www.madisonartshop.com/dagrvi.html


Thanks,
Elena
www.MadisonArtShop.com