I had a request from someone who wanted to know what paints I use. Oil paints: at college they started us off with Daler Rowney Georgian oil paints, which are a good price for students and quite good quality. I changed to using Winsor and Newton Artists' oil paints in my 3rd year and wow, what a difference. More expensive but so much brighter and vibrant. There are a few paints there that I'm not so keen on, e.g. the texture of Cobalt Blue (like honey) and Yellow Ochre (gritty) but otherwise very happy with them.
For the last few months I've been trying out Michael Harding oil paints, and these are fantastic- though pricey. My core pallete tends to be titanium white, french ultramarine, lemon yellow, sap green, olive green, bright red, yellow ochre, raw sienna, burnt sienna, raw umber, burnt umber. I'll occasionally add cobalt blue, prussian blue, viridian, alizarin crimson, permanent rose, naples yellow, winsor yellow, depending on the painting.