My Favorite Supplies

I am a firm believer that you do not have to have all the best supplies or the supplies I have in order to learn watercolor. I use a mixture of inexpensive and more expensive supplies depending on what is the purpose of my painting.

Supplies:

Watercolor Paper: 9" x 12", 140 lb, Acid free, Cold press, Academic level 1
https://www.michaels.com/3-pack-watercolor-paper-pad-by-artists-loft/10539725.html

* Watercolor Paper makes a huge difference - it doesn't mater what brand but it does matter that is 140lb paper. 


Angora 36-Pan Watercolor Set or 24-Pan
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B071NL68VT/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
or from
https://www.dickblick.com/items/00395-0369/ 

* I have been known to even use simple Crayola Watercolor sets you can find in the children's section of stores. You do not need expensive watercolor set to make a good watercolor painting. You will find that the more expensive the watercolors the more pigment they have and brighter they are. This set gives a good collection of color that is inexpensive. 


Uni-ball 207 Impact Gel Pens, Bold Point, Black, Box of 12
https://www.amazon.com/uni-ball-Impact-Point-Black-Packaging/dp/B00006JNI3/ref=sr_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=uniball+signo+bold+207&qid=1593458834&sr=8-6

* My favorite pen! I use it for everything, once it drys it is permanent.  


Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser, Large, Grey
https://www.amazon.com/Faber-Castell-Large-Grey-Kneaded-Eraser/dp/B00VU1TJN2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Faber-Castell-Large-Grey-Kneaded-Erase&qid=1593458986&s=arts-crafts&sr=1-1

* You can find kneaded erasers in most drawing sets or in the drawing section of craft stores. 

 

Brushes:

Princeton Select Synthetic Brush - Round, Short Handle, Size 2 

https://www.dickblick.com/items/06389-1002/

Princeton Select Synthetic Brush - Wave Oval Mop, Short Handle, Size 1/4''
https://www.dickblick.com/items/06392-4014/

Princeton Select Synthetic Brush - Liner, Short Handle, Size 10/0
https://www.dickblick.com/items/06388-7010/

 

*These brushes are my go to brushes and I use them on every watercolor I make.