Supplies & Setting Up
What you will need
PAPER - any type of watercolour paper - preferably 100% cotton. Bockingford wood pulp paper or anything cheaper is really not going to be good enough.
Any weight or surface is fine. I am using Fabriano Artistico 140lbs (300lbs) NOT (Cold Pressed) surface.
ROUND BRUSHES in sizes 0, 3 (get 2 of these or use a 3 and a 4) and 6.
FLAT BRUSHES in sizes 1/4 inch, 1/2 inch and 1 inch
PAINT - I am using Daniel Smith tube watercolours in
Permanent Alizarin Crimson,
Indanthrone Blue professional watercolour tube paint.
I also use some white gouache - or white acrylic paint.
I would recommend Artist Professional quality paints every time.
If you do not have the exact colours (see colour wheel below) then
just use the closest colours you have.
palette - any small white dish will do or use a plastic palette if you have one
towel cloth for wiping your brush
tissues for using as wads for stamping out colour and cleaning up your palette
jug - plastic 1 pint jug for water - get 2 if you can.
pencil and eraser
some cling film - plastic food wrap
a small water spray bottle for misting your paints to keep them moist in the palette as well as to spray and create runniy effects on your paintings.