INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST

Katherine Rodgers Fine Art Gallery

INTRODUCTION TO WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST

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WELCOME to Introduction to Watercolor

SUPPLY LIST

Below is my list of supplies for the class. Anything with a * is optional and something to consider purchasing in the future.  Your paper will be the key to enjoying watercolor and getting the desired results. Cheap paper will only frustrate the beginning painter (see YOUTUBE video attached below). We will begin painting with “student grade” paints for economical reasons but if you would prefer to use higher quality (ie higher price, I recommend QOR or Daniel Smith brands).

Everything can be ordered online or purchased at a few stores around the area. For Plaza in Fairfax, sign up for the savings card, it’s FREE.

Art stores –

Plaza Art – Fairfax (palette, brushes, paper)

Michaels – (good for paints or Robert Simmons Sapphire brushes)

Online (one stop shop) –

-       www.cheapjoes.com

-       www.plazaart.com

-       www.jerrysartarama.com

-        www.dickblick.com

BRUSHES

Robert Simmons Sapphire – sold at Michaels

Or

Cheap Joes Golden Fleece Synthetic Watercolor Brush

(https://www.cheapjoes.com/cheap-joe-s-golden-fleece-synthetic-watercolor-brushes.html)

6” Round

12” Round

* 1” Flat (optional)

PALETTE  - You will need about 12-16 spots for paints

Large Plastic Palette with cover (here are a few options)

-       https://www.plazaart.com/tom-lynch-palette

-       https://www.plazaart.com/robert-e-wood-palette

-       https://www.plazaart.com/aqua-pro-palette

-       http://www.jerrysartarama.com/robert-e-wood-palette

-       https://www.cheapjoes.com/robert-e-wood-palette.html

PAINTS – (Cotman <Winsor & Newton brand> 8ml size is about $4 – 5/tube at Michaels and $3/tube at www.CheapJoes.com)

Blues –

-       Cerulean

-       Ultramarine (or French Ultramarine)

Browns –

-       Burnt Sienna

-       Burnt Umber

Purple –

-       Dioxazine Violet

* Quinacridone Magenta (optional – Daniel Smith Brand)

Yellows –

-       Lemon Yellow

-       Cadmium Yellow (not pale)

* Yellow Ochre (optional)

* Quinacronone Gold (optional – Daniel Smith Brand)

Orange –

-       Cadmium Orange

Reds –

-       Alizarin Crimson

-       Cadmium Red

-       Permanent Rose

Greens –

-       Intense Phthalo Green or Winsor Green

-       Sap Green

PAPER – you decide on which size is better for you. Starting out we will divide the paper to do small works and exercises.

ARCHES – 140lb Cold Press BLOCK (the green block)

12”x16” – (~$40)

        OR

14”x20” (~$50)

ADDITIONAL NECESSARY ITEMS

Masking tape (not blue or green)

Pencils

Eraser

Roll of Paper towels

Large Water container (old yogurt container about 32 oz will work)

Water mister  

OPTIONAL ITEMS

Scrubber – Size 4 (https://www.cheapjoes.com/catalog/product/view/id/26765/s/cheap-joe-s-fritch-scrubber-brushes/category/123/)

Masking Fluid – Grafix Incredible White is my favorite

Nib or color shaper – taper point 6 soft