Watercolor Mastery Workshop "Santorini Village Stroll" Materials List

Watercolor Mastery Workshop
“Santorini Village Stroll”

Materials list

This is a detailed list of all of the materials you’ll need for this Watercolor Mastery Workshop. All of these art supplies can easily be found by clicking on the provided links to blick.com or may be found at your local art supply store.
I purchase most of my art supplies at Blick.com. They are quite a bit cheaper than purchasing locally, even with shipping.

If you already have your own watercolor painting supplies, feel free to use what you have. You can substitute colors that are close the ones listed too. (example: Raw Sienna instead of Yellow Ochre, or Ultramarine Blue instead of Cobalt Blue, etc.).

Watercolor Brushes: 

Winsor & Newton #4 round brush

Winsor & Newton #8 round brush 

Winsor & Newton #12 round brush

Winsor & Newton Script Brush #2

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 (16 x 20)

Our main project painting will be on a 9 x 12 sheet of cold press watercolor paper.
(cut from a full 16 x 20 sheet) This will give you plenty of paper left over for the practice exercises.
We’ll also be needing at least 2 sheets of practice paper roughly 6 x 9 inches each.

(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 much 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

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

Here is the color palette we’ll be using: 

Cadmium Yellow Medium

Alizarin Crimson

Burnt Sienna

Hooker's Green Deep Hue

Cobalt Blue


Permanent White Gouache (optional)

1” Masking Tape: Any regular masking tape will work and can be found at any hardware store, or you can find it by clicking here.

2 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.

Painting board: We’ll be attaching the paper for the main painting project to a painting board.
My preference is a product called “Gatorfoam board.” It can be purchased by Clicking Here. Their smallest cut size is 16 x 23. 

You can also use any flat wood or plastic board that is a bit larger than your paper. You’ll need the board in order to be able to tilt your painting surface when needed.

Pencils and eraser. For this watercolor workshop we'll be using an F lead pencil, A 6B pencil, as well as a kneaded rubber eraser.

F lead pencil 

Kneaded Rubber Eraser 

Palette: For this workshop I’ll be using an Eldejon Watercolor Palette.

Electric Hair dryer: A hair dryer (or blow dryer) is highly recommended for this workshop.

I will be using a hair dryer a few times in the presentation to speed up drying time. 

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).