SHOPPING LIST - Watercolour Materials & Equipment

Here are the supplies you will need for this course

This course is vegan as are all the recommended supplies

ADVISORY to STUDENTS

Yes - the paints and paper are expensive. That is because they are the best.

But they are the only expensive items. The rest are quite reasonable.

Please know that the main reason people don't master watercolour is because

they are using inferior paints and paper. Trust me - I know.

Do not let poor supplies be the reason you waste your time, enthusiasm and money on paying for this course.

Get the good stuff please - it will make all the difference!

UK or USA?

Some items I recommend do not ship to the USA so I have offered alternatives for students in the USA.

You may already have some household objects that will serve you so read the whole list first before you go spending!

If you DO NOT HAVE Daniel Smith paints I give you a list of what you can substitute them with so that you can use other brands if you wish.

I give you colour suggestions and not actual brand names - use your judgement to get as close a match as you can.

Here is a link to buy specific items via my Amazon Influencer/Associates page and this is what I have in my storefront so you can see what the items look like.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thepotteringartist?listId=15UV4EDTVAH0Y

If you buy from this page I will be given a small percentage from Amazon at no additional cost to you plus it saves you scurrying around trying to find the exact, individual items I request you buy. Thank you in advance if you decide to buy this way:)

Equipment & Materials List for "Fanning the Flames of Fall"

PALETTE (these come with lids so that you can keep paints in them for weeks and not waste any!)

UK - Arnold Lowrey Watercolour Palette if you are in the UK -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004S68QKS/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d

USA - Frank Webb Palette if you are in the USA -

https://www.cheapjoes.com/frank-webb-watercolor-palette.html

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WATERCOLOUR BRUSHES - ROUNDS & FLATS

These are synthetic and very good.

ROUND BRUSHES

UK - Curtis Ward Masterstroke Watercolour Brushes - ROUNDS

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00JLJDBU2/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d


USA - Royal & Langnickel SG-303 5 Piece Round Set- White - ROUNDS

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000X24K9W/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d

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FLAT BRUSHES

UK - Curtis Ward Masterstroke Watercolour Brushes - FLATS

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SKYDBC2/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d


USA - Royal & Langnickel SG-304 5 Piece Flat Brush Set - FLATS

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000X1YMNW/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d

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OTHER

Water spray mist bottle -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B008V8CSV2/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

2 x 500ml (1 pint) plastic jugs - for your clean, cold water -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07DFTG49N/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

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WATERCOLOUR PAPER - BLOCKS & PADS

We are using cotton paper and not wood pulp paper. Cotton is the best.

BLOCKS (these are watercolour sheets glued on 4 sides to prevent buckling - you cut them off with a knife after you finish painting) for the paintings & PADS for the practice of techniques

USA students - please buy this one

- https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MY989CG/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

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may also be packaged like this


https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004V8J17A/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

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Pad of Tracing paper - A4 - 60gsm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000J671Z2/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d

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WATERCOLOUR PAINTS

We are using professional artist grade paints from the start. This is crucial.

Any lesser quality paints (such as student or hobby grade) simply ARE NOT WATERCOLOUR.

Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolours in 5ml tubes in these colours:-

USA - Buy from www.dickblick.com

Here is the link to the full range. Scroll down a bit after clicking on this link and select the 5ml size tubes.

https://www.dickblick.com/products/daniel-smith-extra-fine-watercolors/

UK - Buy from www.jacksonsart.com

Here is the link to the full range. Select the 5ml size tubes.

https://www.jacksonsart.com/daniel-smith-watercolour-paints


I give substitution suggestions so that you can use paints you may already have but of course you will not get exactly the same results as if you used the Daniel Smith ones I recommend.

  1. Nickel Titanate Yellow - substitute with any yellow-green
  2. Aureolin - substitute with any mid yellow
  3. Transparent Pyrrol Orange - substitute with any orange
  4. Quinacridone Coral - substitute with any red-pink
  5. Permanent Alizarin Crimson - substitute with any red-purple
  6. Ultramarine Violet - substitute with any blue-purple
  7. Rose of Ultramarine - substitute with any purple-blue
  8. Amazonite Genuine - substitute with any green-blue
  9. Moonglow - substitute with any purple-blue

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Other bits & bobs - look at the image below showing my storefront so you can recognise what you need to buy.

Masking Fluid - masquepen - with additional superfine nib and empty bottle

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Original-UK-Masquepen-Supernib-Set/dp/B004BNLHS6/ref=as_li_ss_tl?keywords=masquepen&qid=1565709277&s=kids&sr=1-4&linkCode=ll1&tag=thepotteringa-21&linkId=431a8f9db8da37b74a24ce4316331269&language=en_GB

HB graphite pencil -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000FFNCPA/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d

Pentel white plastic eraser

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07S5B1HGX/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.QJ2SJUV868M7&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d


Bic Red fine tipped ballpoint -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001PGTIAQ/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d

Cotton wool pads -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01AF38T04/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d

Lighter fuel -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000YUBR0S/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d

Lyra 9B Graphite stick (do NOT buy the water-soluable one!) -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0012EXM62/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d

roll of masking tape 1 inch wide -

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FHXGO64/?cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.15UV4EDTVAH0Y&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_thepotteringartist_dp_vv_d


Towelling flannel/facecloth - for wiping brushes - essential!


Here's the storefront again so you can see what you need.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/shop/thepotteringartist?listId=15UV4EDTVAH0Y

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