Art Supplies and Recommended Reading List
Watercolor Painting in Studio

I supply this Materials List only as a suggestion to you.
Many students have their own preferred easels and supplies.
The following list is what I use and the vendors I have found to
provide quality goods at a reasonable price.
Do not feel you must have these exact materials...
although if the description calls for "airtight" or "artist grade"...please heed my advice!

As a successful painter, I carry a minimum of painting equipment,
allowing myself to set up & break down quickly---and paint more!.


Don't wait until the last minute to order your supplies.
If you are painting for the first time, please take time to make sure
you know how to set up and break down your equipment for painting.

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REFERENCE MATERIALS

Bring small sketches or photographs you have shot yourself.
Please do not bring photos that were shot by someone else.

 

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TARPS

Some venues require a tarp to protect the floors for indoor classes...
so be sure to ask about this in advance.




WATERCOLOR PALETTE

* Chinese White
* Lemon Yellow
* Cadmium Yellow Medium
* Cadmium Red Light
* Alizarin Crimson Permanent
* Cobalt Blue
* Ultramarine Blue
* Viridian
* Ivory Black


Use Professional Grade Paintings in small tubes or pans.
Winsor Newton, Schmincke, Old Holland, Sennelier, Holbein or other Professional brands.
Find best prices on paint at Dick Blick or Jerry's Artarama

PLASTIC TRAY

I recommend a tray like the Speedball Tom Lynch Watercolor Palette with Cover
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PAPER

Watercolor paper at least 140 lb / 300 gsm (or higher) single sheets, pads or blocks
No smaller than 9"x 12"; no larger than 18"x 24"
I use Arches, Fabriano or Winsor Newton cold press paper in blocks
A block is a pad where the sheets are attached together for stability.
This allows you to paint directly on the block without having to stretch the paper and tape it to a board.


BRUSHES

These are the brushes I recommend for Watercolor. They are all animal-friendly:
All Synthetic, Soft Rounds #2, #6, #10 and a 1 inch soft flat brush
You can find them at Jerry's Artarama and Amazon.

 

MISCELLANEOUS SUPPLIES

* Masking Fluid
* Soft Eraser
* Pencil
* Watercolor Palette
* 2 plastic jars or small buckets (not glass) for thinning paint /cleaning brushes
* Board (If you bring single sheets of watercolor paper)
* Gum Paper Tape to attach single sheets of paper to the board---
if you buy a block you won't need this
* Paper Towels
* Spray Bottle

* Extra Paints & Brushes
* Small Sketch Pad and Pencil
* Garbage Bags

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WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS

Only paid students may attend workshop.
For the benefit of all paid participants, husbands, wives, pets, children, friends, etc.
are not permitted to attend workshop.
If you are physically challenged, please contact me and we can arrange for your caregiver
to accompany you during the workshop.


Sweet Darby

How to Prepare Watercolor Paper For Painting

 

ARMAND CABRERA
Recommended Reading List

You'll notice many of the recommended books are about drawing.
The biggest challenge painters face is drawing.
Without good drawing skills, you'll never be an accomplished painter.

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