Thursday, November 23, 2017

Watercolors~Best Supplies for Beginners

Hey everyone!  Today I'm sharing some answers to questions about what supplies you need to begin watercoloring.  It is so easy to become obsessed with getting all the colors and all the brands, as I have...but you really don't need to!  I'm not going to lie, it is a lot of fun to try all the colors...but I actually think I may have learned more if I started small.  So, if you have more self control than I did, here are the items I wish I would have started with!  I made a YouTube video if are are interested in checking it out.

Here is my List of items I think is best for beginners!

-----*Daniel Smith Extra Fine Primary Watercolor Set 3 Tubes 15ml:  

-----*Daniel Smith Extra Fine Essentials Introductory Watercolor 6 Tubes 5ml:

Primary colors from Sennelier or Schmincke brands might be more affordable outside of the USA.

Palette shown:  Yes, I'm always thinking outside the box!  ;)

-----*Dowan 12.6-inch Porcelain Deviled Egg Dish/Egg Platter with 25-Compartment:

-----*Martin Mijello Airtight Watercolor 18-Well Blue Palette:

-----*Color Wheel 9-1/4":

-----*Epicurean Handy Series Cutting Board with Handle 9"x7" Natural:

-----*Arches Cold Press Watercolor Pad 10"X14":

-----*Canson XL Series Watercolor Pad, 11"X15" Fold Over Bound:

-----*Silver Brush Black Velvet Short Handle Blend Squirrel Brush Round Size 8:

-----*da Vinci Watercolor Series 5580 CosmoTop Spin Brush Round Synthetic Size 10:

Thanks for joining me!

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  1. Steph, I need that palette. Ceramic is better. I have a smaller one but I like the bigger one.

    1. Thanks, Kathryn. I have it linked to the exact one I bought on Amazon. I highly recommend it! It is still my favorite even after buying the much more expensive one from the art store...that I can't return. Lol

  2. Thanks for the recommendations. I must say that you are doing a big favor to the emerging artists of the generation. Amazing and useful post here

  3. Water colors are the first choice of the beginner to start the career with,nice article buddy,keep blogging.

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