What do you need to start with?
We recommend using 100% cotton paper with the density of 300 gr/m2
. It is very important if you want to get light and beautiful paintings! Cellulose does not hold moisture well and also is not great with repeating damping like in a "wet on wet" technique. Paper like that can dry quickly which will be an obstacle for you in finishing a certain stage of painting and repeating damping can damage the sheet. If you are planning on using paper with cellulose and cotton, we highly recommend you get the one where the percentage of cotton is higher.
- Recommended manufacturers are Saunders Waterford, Arches, Canson Watercolor, Moulin du Roy etc.
- For this course we recommend using paper with a grain fin/cold press surface. Smooth surface (hot press) and torchon paper won't be suitable.
You can use paper in albums or separate sheets. Sheet 76х56 can be cut in four parts this way you will only need 1-2 sheets.BRUSHES
Natural brush (kolonok), synthetics mix – your choice
- One thin (liner) brush
- Two medium brushes
- Wide brush with a thin tip
- Flat brush for moistening paper
Professional set of 24 colors or more: Schmincke, Van Gogh, Winsor&Newton, Lukas e.t.c. Watercolors could be in cells or tubes most importantly it should not be the "school art-class watercolor" from an office supply store.
Extra colors you might need:
- Burnt sienna
- Neapolitan yellow
- Cadmium red light
- Quinacridone (carmine)
- Oxide of chromium
- pad (hardboard, plywood)
- paper tape
- pencil (B-2B)
- cup for water
- paper napkins
- masking fluid