TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR PAINTS:

Use transparent watercolor paint in tubes. The best quality is Winsor Newton professional. Student quality tube paint is fine—Academy, Liquitex, Cotman. Some Holbein okay.
Essential Colors:
• Cadmium lemon or Cotman Lemon yellow hue(346)
• Cadmium scarlet or scarlet lake
• Alizarin Crimson
• Cerulean blue
• Any green or Liquitex permanent green light
• French Ultramarine Blue
• Burnt Sienna
• Cotman Turquoise (654)
• Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Red

The following are useful additional colors:
• Quinacridone magenta
• Peacock blue (Holbein), or Academy turquoise, or London pthalo blue
• Yellow ochre
• Naples Yellow
• Raw Umber
• Prussion blue
• Viridian
• Cobalt Blue
• Cobalt Turquoise
• Cadmium Red Medium
• Opera (Holbein)
• Indigo
• Raw Umber

SUPPLIES

 

SUPPLIES EVERYONE WILL NEED:

 

The first class will include an introduction to supplies. You do not have to bring supplies for the first class.
A three ring notebook/journal with plastic page covers . Two large plastic containers for water
Paper towels, plastic eraser, and a 2B desk pencil
A ruler 18" or longer and a hair dryer would be useful.

supplies can be purchased locally or online at varying prices

http://www.utrecht.com

http://www.cheapjoes.com

http://www.mgraham.com/

http://www.winsornewton.com

BEGINNERS: 
WATERCOLOR BRUSHES have shorter handles than oil/acrylic brushes.
Read the brush information on the brush handle.
You will need starter brushes such as Royal brand:

If you can afford another, the Robert Simmons 1” skyscraper is a good aquarelle starter.

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED PAINTERS: Choose from this group of
BRUSHES:
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PALETTE: White styrofoam plates ore suitable.
White bucher trays and large plastic lids are practical.
If buying a watercolor palette, a flat palette with a cover is best.

WATERCOLOR PAPER: ___Don’t buy Strathmore brand watercolor paper!!
Arches 140 pound cold press watercolor paper is best.
3 or 4 full sheets are needed to start HOWEVER, instead of using individual sheets of paper,
you may choose to buy watercolor blocks of 140lb. cold press paper:
Canson Montval 18”x24” block is less expensive.
Arches 18”x24” block is better quality.
In addition to large paper,
the Arches 9’X12” 140 lb watercolor pad is good for small studies.
A drawing pad 18” x 24” is needed, too.
A pack of craft quality white construction paper 12” x 18” will be needed.