2018 Workshop 1 Supplies

Realistic Watercolor for Beginners

Strathmore Products:

Materials:

  • Palette: It needs to be white and you can use one with special wells and mixing areas or try a white plate or tray
  • Board or cardboard to paper onto
  • Blue painter’s tape
  • Pencil/eraser
  • Paper towels
  • Masking fluid and rubber cement pick-up or eraser
  • Masking fluid applicator (old brush, awl, toothpick, etc)

Brushes:

  • #1, #4, #10 rounds
  • 3/4″ flat brush
  • Mop or large flat brush
  • You can always add more!

Watercolor paints in tubes (student-grade if you’re a beginner). Color recommendations from Kelly:

  • Cadmium yellow light
  • Cadmium yellow medium
  • Cadmium red light
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Prussian or Phthalo blue
  • Cerulean
  • Hooker’s green/li>
  • Permanent green light
  • Dioxazine mauve
  • Burnt sienna
  • Sepia

Other handy but optional colors include:

  • Magenta
  • Opera (hot pink)
  • Turquoise
  • Light Skin
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cobalt Blue