Following is a list of watercolor supplies and equipment I use and recommend for beginning watercolor painting. You help support my website when you purchase your watercolor supplies at discounted prices using my affiliate links below.
I buy and recommend Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor – 14 ml Tube paints.
- 6 Pure Transparent Watercolors
- 12 Watercolors on the Color Wheel
- Cadmium Lemon or Cadmium-Free Lemon
- Winsor Green (Yellow Shade)
- Manganese Blue Hue
- Winsor Blue (Green Shade)
- Ultramarine Violet
- Permanent Mauve
- Winsor Violet
- Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Alizarin Crimson
- Cadmium Red Deep or Cadmium-Free Red Deep
- Cadmium Scarlet or Cadmium-Free Scarlet
- Cadmium Orange or Cadmium-Free Orange
- Additional Watercolors – I frequently use
I store my watercolor brushes in a Canvas Brush Organizer
I prefer palettes made of material that does not stain. I use old dinner plates or cereal bowls bought at thrift shops, and I also use Butcher Tray Palettes
For my painting surface, I only use Arches Watercolor Paper in sheet size 22 x 30 inches that I then divide into half-sheets or quarter-sheets.
To mount my watercolor while painting, I use Gatorfoam Board size 23 x 31 inches, 1/2 inch thick
And, to preserve white highlights and details on the watercolor paper, I use Masquepen Art Masking Fluid