Catherine Hillis, WATERCOLOR SUPPLY LIST, 2011
There is no substitute for good quality paper and paint. Items in red are necessary. All other supplies are at your discretion. If you already own supplies, please bring them. Items in red are considered necessary.
Papers: Artistico or Richeson, 140 lb, cold pressed.
One good quality watercolor “block” 140 lb, cold pressed, 11” x 14” or larger
Accessories: Water container, paper towels, pencil and kneaded eraser, a spray bottle for water, sketch book, camera
Palette: I like to use a square or circular covered palette with wells around all sides.
You can use a butcher’s tray or white plate.
Brushes: One #8 or #9 or #10 or #12 round brush
One 1” flat; one 2” wash brush
Any fine brushes that you like for detail work (riggers, or fine round tip brushes)
Tubes of watercolor paint: Use professional grade paints such as Richeson, Quiller, Winsor-Newton, Da Vinci, Holbein, Rembrandt, etc. Cotman and Grumbacher Academy paints are student grade and won’t provide the transparency you’re looking for. Buy good quality paints and paper and your product will be first rate! If you already own watercolors, bring what you have and you can fill in later. Please try to have the underlined colors. Feel free to buy a professional pan set; easy to pack. The paint colors in red are necessary.
Quiller Manganese Violet
Raw Umber Violet
Prussian or Thalo Blue
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Sap Green, Hooker’s Green or Permanent Green