Watercolor Mastery Workshop "Color Theory Demystified" Materials List

Watercolor Mastery Workshop
“Color Theory Demystified"

This is a fairly short and simple workshop, so not many supplies will be needed.
 Here is a list of all of the materials you’ll need. All of these art supplies can easily be found by clicking on the provided links or may be found at your local art supply store.
I purchase most of my art supplies at Blick.com. They are usually less expensive than purchasing locally, even with shipping.

Paper: The quality of the watercolor paper you use will be the one thing that will have the biggest impact on the performance of the rest of your art supplies. Try to opt for 100% cotton paper if you can. I always recommend Arches cold press watercolor paper to my students.

Arches Bright White 140lb watercolor single sheet cold press 

Our main project painting will be on a 9 x 12 sheet of cold press watercolor paper 

(always keep scraps that are left over after cutting your watercolor paper to practice on!)

*You can also purchase a 9 x 12 block of watercolor paper if you prefer.
A block is a 20 sheet pad of paper that is bound on all four sides and ready to paint on. Just search for “Arches watercolor block” within the Blick.com site.
It’s more expensive than a single sheet, but worth it if you do a lot of painting (or a lot of workshops!)

9 x 12 Arches Cold Press Watercolor Block

We’ll be using a round brush for this workshop, a #8 round, a #10 round or a #12 round brush will work fine.   

Winsor & Newton #8 round brush 

Watercolor paint: All of the watercolors used in the workshop exercises are Grumbacher Academy 7.5 ml tube colors.

Here is the primary color palette we’ll be using. From this color palette we'll be mixing all of the secondary and tertiary colors we will need for this exercise.

Lemon Yellow

Alizarin Crimson

Cobalt Blue

Two Containers for water: One for clean water and the other for dirty water. Any jar or large drinking glass will work fine.

Paper Towels: I like to have a few paper towels handy for blotting brushes on

Hand towel: A rolled up hand towel works great to prop up your painting board at a 20 degree angle.

Tissue: Any kind of facial tissue will work, be sure that it does not contain oils or moisturizers. TP is a good alternative.

Pencils and eraser. For this watercolor workshop we'll be using a F lead pencil to transfer the traceable download to the watercolor paper (if you don't have an F lead pencil, a regular 2B pencil will work fine).

F lead pencil 

Palette: For this workshop I’ll be using a porcelain palette. A white dinner plate will work just as good.

In addition, make sure you have adequate lighting, a comfortable chair to sit in, and a nice flat and stable painting surface (a desk or kitchen table is great).