2019 Workshop 3 Supplies

Intro to Painting with Gouache


Instructor recommends having the first two options on hand. The others mentioned would also work well if you like a smoother surface (though Instructor recommends beginners start with a cold press surface).


*Note: Instructor using Mixed Media or Acrylic brushes and staying away from watercolor brushes for gouache. Watercolor brushes hold more water than needed and are generally softer. Somewhat stiffer brushes tend to work best for gouache.


Instructor recommends starting with a limited color palette to avoid confusion that can come with too many color choices.

  • Daler-Rowney Aquafine Gouache
      • Recommended beginning color palette:
          • Titanium White
          • Black
          • A warm and cool version of each primary color if possible (otherwise just 1 of each primary color will work)
              • Yellow (cool = lemon yellow, warm = cadmium yellow hue)
              • Red (cool = alizarin crimson hue, warm = cadmium red hue)
              • Blue (cool = phthalo blue, warm = ultramarine blue dark)
          • Optional: any other colors you personally like
          • Other Instructor favorites:
              • Payne’s Gray as a substitute for black
              • Raw Sienna or other ochre-type colors
              • Raw Umber
              • Burnt Sienna

Other Supplies

  • Masking, Washi or Painters Tape (1/4″ and 1″ width)
  • Brown colored pencil (for sketching in design prior to painting)
  • Eraser
  • Palette for mixing paint
  • Water
  • Paper Towel
  • A board to tape paper to