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

Perinone Orange,


Quinacridone Coral,

Permanent Alizarin Crimson,

Ultramarine Violet,

Amazonite and

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.

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