Supply List (Ctrl+p to print)
Supply List of Materials:
- Bring your regular watercolors but be sure to include these colors: Permanent Rose, Raw Sienna, Lemon Yellow, New Gamboge, Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Indanthrone Blue (same as Indanthrene or Indanthr ne), Alizarin Crimson; I use Daniel Smith or M. Graham (made here in PDX) tube watercolors. These can be ordered on Amazon.
- You will need Arches 140 Lb. Cold press, 100% cotton paper. Please get this, because I cannot guarantee you will be able to follow my methods if you use any other paper. You may be able to purchase 1 sheet of Arches at Columbia Art, Blick, and I’ve Been Framed. I have found it to be least expensive by getting it through Blick art supplies, by Amazon. (One sheet is 22" x 30"
- Brushes: General wash flats, at least 1" wide, or 1 ½”; then for the features I use a #10 Loew Cornell 7020 ultra-round. Also bring a couple of small rounds for the finer spots on the face Example: #1, 2, 4, 6, and as big as 10. I have found that synthetic brushes work very well. Bring a fine rigger brush for eyelash detail.
- Miscellaneous: Water basins (2 needed; 1 for clean; 1 for dirty), towel for blotting your brushes; sponge and paper towels; and lots of tissue. Bring extra paper to practice on and to try your washes out on and a support to tape your paper to and tape, such as blue painting tape. Also bring a sketchbook to do value sketches and take notes; tracing paper, pencils, erasers, etc.