Watercolor Materials

warning OPTIONAL FOR HOME USE
Do not buy for studio use

Palette

  • Large, square or round plastic palette with or without thumb hole or lid. IT MUST BE WHITE. Approx. 15in. x 12in. Suggested brands: Richeson or Tom Lynch

Paper

  • Watercolor pad. Approx. 11in x 15in. Cold Press. Be sure it is 140lb. weight or higher NEVER lower. Spiral or bound. Recommended brands: Canson, Strathmore (PLEASE AVOID BIENFANG)

Paints

  • Suggested brand is Winsor and Newton, COTMAN series (do not confuse this with the Winsor and Newton Artist’s Series. Same company, but the latter series is very expensive). One 8ml tube of Ultramarine Blue, Cadmium Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Payne’s Grey, Alizarin Crimson and one black (either Lampblack or Ivory Black). No white please!

    If you can afford further colors: 8ml tube of COTMAN Watercolors by Winsor and Newton; Sap Green, Viridian Green, Cobalt Blue, Cadmium Red Light, Burnt Umber, Raw Umber, the black other that the one you picked above, NO violets, NO whites.

Brushes

  • For more information on how to buy brushes, please click here.

From Your Drawing Kit

  • 2B graphite pencil
  • White rubber eraser. Suggested brand: Staedler
  • Roll cheap masking tape (VERY IMPORTANT)
  • Duster

Additional Materials

  • Masking fluid
  • Gum arabic
warning OPTIONAL FOR HOME USE
Do not buy for studio use