Master's Touch Watercolor Canvases are designed for use with watercolor and other wet media, and it's constructed with triple-primed white cotton with an acid-free acrylic primer. It features a plate-smooth finish that accepts watercolor, gouache, tempera, egg tempera, acrylic and shellac based inks, permanent markers, oils, acrylics, airbrush inks and mixed media. Comes in a variety of sizes from 8x10, to 18x24.
Princeton Heritage 4050 Synthetic Sable Brushes are excellent quality short handle brushes that have the best point and spring of any watercolor brush I’ve tried. I have owned these for years and they still function like they are brand new. My go to sizes are - 5/0 (for details), 6, 12, and 16.
For intensity and brilliance beyond compare, get yourself some Mission Gold Watercolors by Mijello. Use these lush paints directly on a dry palette. They disperse beautifully and evenly with water, with very little color shift from wet to dry. With more pigment and no thickener, a little color goes a long way. And with excellent lightfastness, your watercolor paintings will retain their original vivacity longer.
Arches Watercolor Pads are ideal for both professional artists and students. Each pad holds 12 sheets of natural white, 140 lb (300 gsm) , 100% cotton paper that is acid-free. The paper is ideal for watercolor, and strong enough to handle multiple washes of color. Arches Cold Pressed is my personal favorite.
This Jackson’s 32 well large porcelain palette is great for mixing a large number of colors. It also comes with a plastic lid to help protect the paint when you’re not using it.
These porcelain enameled metal trays have a convex center so water runs to the edges, making them the perfect palettes for watercolor. Use these trays to mix and blend colors with ease. It sports a white surface, so you can see the actual shade of watercolor paint. This easy-to-clean and reusable paint tray is the perfect addition to every environmentally conscious artist's kit.
Dr. Ph. Martin's Bleedproof White is an opaque watercolor designed for creating highlights and added detail into your paintings. This watercolor is also ideal for creating starry nights or serene snowy scenes.
3M Painter's Tape is a medium adhesion tape that's ideal for masking and keeping watercolor paper firmly onto a board while painting. If taken off slowly, the tape will not rip the paper.
Richeson multifunctional hardboard panels can be used as a painting surface, mixing palette, drawing board, or for taping down watercolor paper. They come in a variety of sizes, and each board is 1/8” thick.
This US Art Supply Easel is an adjustable desktop easel that extends to accommodate a canvas up to 23.5" high. It can be adjusted up to a full vertical incline, or depending on the need, it can be tilted all the way down to a flat horizontal table angle.
The Moleskine Watercolour notebook is the portable atelier for painting and drawing with watercolors. A heavy 200-gram, cold-pressed paper that is identical on both sides. It is ideal for travel, and watercolor practice sketches.
• Cut up t-shirt or paper towels for lifting watercolor paint and drying brushes
• Waterproof multiliners for ink drawings (Copic, Micron, or Tombow are the best brands)
• Mason jars for cleaning brushes
• Scrap pieces of watercolor paper for testing colors
• Drawing pencils - size 2H or HB. I use these two sizes because they are harder grade pencils. It ensures that the lines are light enough so they won’t show through your painting. A soft lead pencil will lead to messy graphite and smudges that are hard to remove on your finished piece.
• Erasers - Gum eraser, sand eraser, and kneaded eraser