*Supplies marked with an asterisk are basic essentials - you can add more as you go along.
no. 3 pointed round
*no. 6 pointed round
no. 8 pointed round
*no. 10 pointed round
*no. 2 rigger
*no. 2 fan (this is an oil brush)
1", 1.5", 2" Hake wash
I really like THIS brand of watercolor brushes.
Currently on my palette, I have the following paints from the following companies:
Cadmium Red Light Hue
Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue
Yellow Ochre Hue
Transparent Yellow Oxide
Quinacridone Burnt Orange
Cobalt Violet Deep
Winsor & Newton
Cobalt Blue Hue
Arches 140# CP 100% Cotton Rag
I've been using a John Pike Palette...
but I'm in the process of transferring to a Cheap Joe's Piggy Back Palette
because it holds more colors and has deeper wells...
This is probably my favorite feature about watercolors - you can keep the paint out in your palette all the time, and you just have to squirt it with water to reactivate it! No drying out and becoming useless - love it.
Odds and Ends
Art Masking Fluid
*Salt - yep, ordinary salt (creates neat textures & "stars/snowflakes" on wet paint)
*A wide-bottom/wide-mouthed jar or dish for water
*Kitchen sponge - a NEW one
*Unscented/non-lotion tissue or toilet paper
Kitchen towel (place under mounting board for washes and things)
*Spray bottle with very fine mist for water - those sample-sized body spray bottles work well
*Kneaded eraser (lightens pencil lines)
Sharpie (to outline sketches for easier tracing onto WC paper)
Heat gun or hair dryer
*Stylus, toothpicks, sharp plastic (for etching into the paper)
*Old credit or shopping card (for scraping off dried salt)
*Mounting board - something flat and waterproof
You can find many of these products (unless otherwise linked) at:I am an affiliate of Blick Art Materials.
However, I am recommending these products because I like them and use them myself.