Green Thumb Watercolor Sketches Preclass

Welcome to the preclass lesson!

This course is developing over the course of months – which means there’s no definitive list of supplies, as it’s unknown what will be used for each painting! But you can always adapt if a color isn’t in your palette – alternatives will be suggested in each lesson.


Before we start…a little housekeeping

I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…

  1. Do not sell or give away the concepts from my classes – you may not re-teach my instruction contained or created within these lessons.
  2. Do not post a video tutorial or step by step photo tutorial of your own redraw of class content.
  3. Do not repost any handouts you receive in class.

However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.

  1. DO make your own designs and develop your own style! I love that!
  2. DO gift your creations made with these techniques, of course!

At the bottom of each lesson you’ll see some ways to share your homework and ask questions, so that’ll be handy for you.


Each lesson is on a different brand of paper – and approximately 8×10 or thereabouts. You can, of course, use your own favorite watercolor paper, or use these paintings as ways to test out several that you have.

Watercolor Supplies:

As with all my classes, use supplies you love, being prepared for different results. (Which is not a bad thing!)

Daniel Smith Watercolors that are generally expected to be in one of these lessons; those with * are already in existing lessons.

  1. Cascade Green
  2. Paynes Blue Gray
  3. Cobalt Blue
  4. Transparent Red Oxide or Burnt Sienna
  5. Yellow Ochre
  6. New Gamboge 
  7. Hansa Yellow Light
  8. Aureolin
  9. Yellow Ochre
  10. Phthalo Blue Turquoise
  11. Green Gold
  12. Cobalt Teal Blue 
  13. Sap Green
  14. Green Apatite
  15. Nickel Azo 


Brushes (see more in the video below on brushes)

  1. Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Sable Round 8 OR Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 8
  2. Da Vinci Maestro Kolinsky Sable Round 4 OR Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 4
  3. Mottler Flat Wash 30, DaVinci
  4. Silver Brush Black Velvet Round 2


    1. White artist tape, 3/4” 
    2. Grafix Art Board to tape down my paper


    Quick links to share your work wherever you like:

    Artventure Community

    Where you’ll be right in Sandy’s pocket for quick feedback and answers to questions

    Student Facebook Group

    Our closed group is a safe place to share for those in all our classes who love the ‘book!

    Social media & blogs

    Post wherever you like to share, and let your friends know which class you’re taking. They might like it too!