Watercolor Painting

Suggested Supply List


Although I have listed some of the supplies I will be using during this class
please do not feel you must purchase any or all of them. If you have been
painting for a while you may have your own favorites. If you are new to
watercolor you will need the basic supplies.



1/2" flat synthetic

1” flat synthetic

#6 round synthetic

#2 round synthetic

A rigger or another fine pointed brush


Tube Water color Paints

Most of my paints are Windsor Newton Professional grade paints, but beginners may want to purchase student grade paint.


Colors frequently used

•Windsor Red       •Vermilion Hue       •Cadmium Orange

•Cadmium Yellow Pale      •Quinacridone Gold    •Burnt Sienna

•Cobalt Violet         •Quinacridone Magenta  •French Ultramarine Blue

•Cobalt Blue   •Cerulean Blue     •Olive Green

•Windsor Green (Blue Shade)      • Windsor Violet



Several sheets of 140 lb cold press watercolor paper.

Arches brand is recommended.


Other Supplies

• A large white rectangular palette with

       at least 12 divisions is recommended

•Masking fluid (Pebeo brand recommended)


•Board to attach paper to

•White artists tape

•Kneaded eraser

•a small container of liquid soap

•Box of Kleenex

•Simple water container (Pint or quart size)

•Water spray bottle

• Small container of table salt

• Small Orcello kitchen sponge


Reference Material

Please bring any sketches or photos of material you are interested in painting. I will be demonstrating each week on a variety of subjects and we will be doing some painting together so look forward to lots of fun, ideas, and tips. If you have any questions I’ll try to answer them as we go along with our classes.

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