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The supply list is to get you acquainted with what works for me and not mandatory sup list. I have found there is no magic sketchbook, pen, or paint and what you are most comfortable with is most likely the best tool to use.

Palette:

I use two kinds of palettes. A folding palette for travel and sketching. A Pike palette for studio work.

Paint:

I may add or subtract colors from time to time. I use primarily Daniel Smith Artist's watercolors with a few colors by Winsor Newton and Holbein.

Nickel Azo Yellow
Hansa Yellow Medium
Quinacridone Gold
Permanent Yellow Deep
Anthraquinoid Scarlet
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Quinacridone Rose
Mineral Violet
French Ultramarine
Pthalo Blue GS
Cobalt Blue
Manganese Blue Hue
Cobalt Teal Blue
Phthalo Turquoise
Phthalo Green (BS)
Quinicradone Sienna
Burnt Sienna
Lunar Black

Brushes:

Rounds: Assorted sizes 6 to 14.
Flat: Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Brush Series 5080, size 20mm (3/4 inch) and 1/4 stiff brush for lifting

Watercolor Paper: Arches 140lb. cold press

Miscellaneous Items: Pencil, Eraser, clips, paper towels, water container and small spray bottle.

Additional items below are for Sketching, Illustrated Journal and Plein Air Workshops.

Watercolor Sketchbook: I encourage you to explore the many books available. Find a size that is comfort-able for you. Look for books with paper dense enough to handle washes without bleeding through. I often use Stillman & Birn (Beta or Zeta). I also make my sketchbooks using Bockingford watercolor paper.

To learn more about my sketchbook read my blog post on the subject:

Perfect Sketchbook

Drawing Pad: Size: 9x12 or 11x14. Inexpensive white paper for warm ups and exercises.

Waterproof Pens: Pitt artist pen by Faber-Castell or any artist grade waterproof pen (no Sharpies please).

Water-Soluble Pens: Tombow Dual Tip. I like Burnt Sienna #947 but any neutral color is okay.

Niji Waterbrush: Brush has a hollow handle that works as a water reservoir. When squeezed the water comes to the tip of the brush. Great for small, quick watercolor sketches.

 

 

 

 

 

 
           
       
 

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