Watercolor Class Supply List
Paint Colors: (tubes only) Brand Name: Academy or Winsor/Newton (not Cotman)
Crimson, Permanent Rose, Aureolin (light yellow), New Gamboge (dark
yellow), Sap Green, Burnt Sienna (Brown), Cobalt Blue, and French
Ultramarine. (Colors listed are exactly how they are on the tubes of
I am recommending only two brushes: one #10 round and one ¾” flat
brush. They are very inexpensive (about $3.99 per brush) and work
well for the price. The brand is Simply Simmons or Silver Black Velvet. You may buy more
expensive brushes later – various brands will be discussed in
class. Meehan’s has Simply Simmons and Ralph's Art Supply has the Silver Black Velvet brushes.
Palette: (plastic) I
found a good and very inexpensive palette – Jane Jones brand
– Meehan's in downtown Melbourne and Ralph's Art Supply
carry this palette. It is
small, portable, has 20 wells for paint, several mixing areas, and
most important, a cover. Other palettes are OK, but make sure
they have deep wells (at least 1” deep) and a cover.
Paper: 1 sheet of Arches 140 lb. Paper (22" x 30”), Cold Press.
Pencils: You may use a drawing pencil – B4 or a #2 pencil.
A soft kneaded eraser works well (gray in color) to remove pencil
marks. Do not substitute with a white eraser.
Container: A large plastic container, no higher than 4 inches in height
– no glass, please! A gladware container works well.
Pad: For sketching and note taking. Comes in all sizes
- 8 ½ " x 11" is a good size – it enables you to comfortably
sketch drawings and enough space to take notes. This is important
since you will receive many instructions about watercolor.
Above supplies available at Ralph's Art Supply on Highland Avenue
across from Art and Antique Art Gallery and Meehan's Stationary Store
in Downtown Melbourne. Paper is least expensive at Ralph's Art
Supply (generally no more than $11.00 or $12.00 per sheet).
Sheet size is 22” x 30” and will be divided into quarters
for class practice. I will help you “cut” the paper,
a unique way to do it in class.
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