Here you can find mandatory supply lists for my classes and workshops, but also some things I love and can’t resist adding
Adult Watercolor Painting
|Required – Your choice of paint sets|
|You’ll fall for these exquisite QOR watercolors in the half pan (available in various sizes). These are made by GOLDEN artists colors and they are unlike any others on the market. Made with a new proprietary binder that allows them to contain less binder and more pigment. You can get vivid colors like no others can deliver.|
|If you love watercolor, you’re going to want to try this larger set from QoR for advanced students or those who just want to paint with all the colors. They also offer a vast selections by the tube to add to your palette|
|The tried and true Winsor & Newton watercolors. Soft misty colors and traditional quality.|
|Required – your choice of brushes|
|Here is a great set of little economy brushes that will get you down the road until you’re ready to make a larger investment. It is your choice of brushes but these will get you started.|
|I’m often asked when students get serious about watercolor painting what brushes to buy. Here is a high quality set that will be a workhorse of your painting, as well as a great place to start.|
|Silver brush offers this high quality mop brush at an economical price. Delivers heavy pigment and water loads where you need it.|
|Required – Your choice of paper|
|I love these economical papers to work your skills on and it’s very nice if you get something good, but not so pricey as to make you uncomfortable with the paper. I like this big size – you can always cut it down.|
|Advanced. These papers may be pricey but you will fall in love. A watercolor block has wax around the sides of the pad so you don’t have to tape it. The paper won’t ripple when you paint, and you use a seam ripper to gently cut it out once you’re done. |
This is a cold press block, which has more texture. If you like a texture in your paper to be seen this is for you. It gives a romantic look to seascapes and landscapes. Not required for class but something for your wish list!
|Advanced. This one is Hot Press – it offers a textured paper surface for things you don’t want to show distracting texture on, say like a portrait.|
|Suggested. If you’re using a watercolor block you will need this in your kit!|
|You’ll love having these white gel-pens to make subtle highlights.|
|I like to use watercolor tubes for in studio use and keep them in a large covered pallet. Did you know it’s best not to wash your watercolor palette after use? Leave those lovely mixes right there to be used another time. I haven’t washed mine out in 30 years!|
|I like a covered palette. I have one like this I fill with my favorite colors and leave in my art kit in the car to grab some unexpected painting time, or to carry to class.|
|Travel a bit? Or even waiting in the car for the kids to get out of class? Spoil yourself. This tiny field kit comes with paint, a water flash and a brush and area to mix. Dump the water flask and put it in your carry on, no worries about getting through the airport. Tiny size is perfect for painting on a tray table, and in your purse for all the time availability. Pair with a watercolor block and make your own postcards or travel journals along the way.|
|Required for Advanced Classes|
|QoR has given us this lovely light masking fluid to keep white area white for watercolor work.|
|Time to get adventurous and learn about watercolor grounds and additives.|
Required. I love these economical papers to work your skills on and it’s very nice if you get something good, but not so pricey as to make you uncomfortable with the paper. I like this big size – you can always cut it down.
Required – basic brushes. Here is a great set of little economy brushes that will get you down the road until you’re ready to make a larger investment.
Required (your choice of sets). Perfect for kids watercolor and drawing classes, travels well on the plane or just to the garden for some patio art.