Supplies for Watercolour Monday.

We try and keep the supply list quite simple for these Watercolour Monday sessions. If you already have watercolours either in cake pans or tubes, feel free to use whatever supplies you have.

Basic list
-watercolour pan set
-#10 or #12 round synthetic sable watercolour brush
-#4 or #6 round synthetic sable watercolour brush (optional helpful for small details).
-plastic tray for mixing colours (white plastic lids could suffice).
-blotting paper (sold in large sheets at Opus Art supplies)
-two containers of water
-H pencil, eraser and sharpener.
-9 x 12″ watercolour sketchbook or watercolour paper such as Arches 140lb coldpress torn in 1/4 sheets*
-paper towels

*Good watercolour paper such as Arches is highly recommended for best results in blending and layering colours especially for beginners. These 22 x 30″ sheets are made from “rag” paper and are much more absorbent and forgiving than watercolour sketchbook paper. Sketchbook paper is made from cellulose (tree bark) and the paint tends to stay on top of the surface.

For those who are interested, we still have a few Watercolour Kits for sale at the school.