Questions about what to buy? Ask me. Recommended Supplies

Watercolor paints

Artist quality paints, such as Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor Tubes, Daniel Smith Watercolor Paints, Holbein Artists' Watercolors, Sennelier Watercolors, are recommended. If buying tube colors, I suggest getting a “cool” and a “warm” version of red, blue, and yellow. For example:


Cadmium Red                       

French Ultramarine Blue                             

Hansa Yellow


Quinacridone Red          

Phthalocyanine Blue

Quinacridone Gold


#12 or 14 round and 1” or 1 1/2” flat. Sable and squirrel hair brushes are the best but a good quality synthetic brush, such as Windsor & Newton Cotman or any Golden Taklon brush will be quite adequate for this class.

Watercolor paper

140Lb cold press paper is recommended. I suggest a Strathmore 9x12” or larger watercolor block and a couple of 22x30” sheets of similar paper (Canson Montval, Arches, Fabriano, Lanaquarelle are all good choices).


A Styrofoam plate or two will do.

Water container

You can use plastic tubs that sour cream and whipped cream come in or food storage containers.

  • #2 pencil
  • Soft eraser
  • Your choice of paper towels, Kleenex tissues, or clean rags
  •  Sketchbook
  •  Drop cloth for easy cleanup. Any kind of a sheet, old tablecloth, or plastic tablecloth will do.

Optional supplies: Sponge Staple gun Easel Pocket knife Palette knife

A basic set of pan watercolor paints, watercolor paper block, and two brushes will be available for purchase in class. The cost is $35.

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