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Vibrant Watercolor Workshop Suggested Supply List

The following is a suggested list of supplies. Students are welcome to use colors and brushes that they already have.  I am particular about using professional grade paper (I use Arches).

Many supplies can be purchased at Hobby Lobby. If not available at Hobby Lobby, check Meiningers or Guiry’s locally or and online.

Paints (my palette)

  • Quinacridone Coral (DS)

  • Sepia (H)

  • Perm. Yellow Lemon (H)

  • Alizarin Crimson (H)

  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange (DS)

  • Perm. Green #1 (H)

  • Neutral Tint (DS)

  • Quinacridone Gold (WN) 

  • Hookers Green (H)

  • Moonglow (DS)

  • Indian Yellow (WN)

  • Phthalo Green (Blue Shade) (Q)

  • Indigo (H)

  • Cadmium Yellow Deep (Q)

  • Transparent Turquoise (DR)

  • Cobalt Blue (H)

  • Ultramarine Blue (Q)

  • Phthalo Blue (Green Shade) (Q)

  • Prussian Blue (H)

  • Perm. Violet (H)

  • Quinacridone Purple (Q)

  • Perm. Rose (DS)

  • Undersea Green (DS)

Brands: H=Holbein,  DS=Daniel Smith,  Q=QoR,  WN=Winston Newton,  DR=Daler Rowney

There are tons of paint colors on the market. Ultimately, your palette becomes a personal choice after trying different colors and brands. Try to keep it simple. Some artists paint with only primary colors and mix everything else. Too many colors can be overwhelming. Students do not need to buy new paints. They can bring what they have to the workshop.


*Series 2000 #4 Round

*Series 2000 #12 Round

*Series 2000 #0 Round

*Series 1000 #8 Flat

*Series 1000 #14 Flat

*Series 6000 #1 Glaze

Synthetic Squirrel Series 877 #18 Round

*Hobby Lobby Masters Touch Golden Takion

I use a variety of brushes. The above brushes from Hobby Lobby are a great value for a good brush. I also recommend “Silver Black Velvet” brushes in several sizes.


  • 1 sheet of 22” x 30” Arches 140# Cold Press watercolor paper or other professional quality paper (required for final painting)

  • Masters Touch 9” x 12” Pad (cold press)

  • Masters Touch 6” x 6” Pad (cold press, optional)

  • Bristol Pad 9” x 12”

  • Tracing Paper Pad 9” x 12”



  • Palette. I use a Richeson 22 well with a lid. I also use inexpensive small Corelle plates for mixing large amounts of color.

  • Drawing board. (You can use foam core from Hobby Lobby or Masonite Lowes.)

  • 2 pack small spray bottles (Hobby Lobby)

  • 1 larger spray bottle

  • Water Container. You can purchase one or use something from home. It should be fairly large, 5” in diameter.

  • Pencils. Kimberley 2H  2 pack (Hobby Lobby)

  • Sketch book. Bristol pad, tracing pad 

  • Small Drawing Tools Set (Masters Touch includes 2 erasers, sharpener and blending stick.)

  • Masking tape or Artists Tape (no colored tape)

  • Masking fluid, Masking film Required

  • Masters Touch rubber brushes (For applying masking fluid) Required

  • Xacto knife

  • Scrubber Brushes (Hobby Lobby)

  • Sea Sponge

  • Roll of paper towels



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