Welcome to the preclass lesson – all about supplies plus a little technique tip! Watch the video, and then see the supply list below that.
For the demos, a full sheet of Arches Rough watercolor paper was folded down and torn to create 5-1/2″ x 7-1/2″ paintings (5″ x 7″ plus the white border). Another brand I love is Saunders Waterford. You don’t need all of these, I’m just providing options.
- Arches cold press 9×12 pad Blick | AMZ
- Arches cold press full sheets Blick
- Arches rough 9×12 pad Blick | AMZ
- Arches rough full sheets Blick
- Saunders Waterford Cold Press sheets
- Saunders Waterford Rough sheets
Use the colors you have! I’ll list the colors used in each lesson but you can change them up all you wish. The colors in the palette used in this class are below – the ones with * are colors used in a demo.
- Nickel Azo *
- New Gamboge *
- Aussie Red Gold
- Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Sienna
- Burnt Umber
- Perylene Maroon *
- Anthraquinoid Scarlet *
- Pyrrol Scarlet
- Quinacridone Rose *
- Imperial Purple *
- Cobalt Blue *
- French Ultramarine Blue *
- Iridescent Electric Blue
- Cobalt Teal Blue *
- Phthalo Blue GS *
- Indanthrone Blue *
- Serpentine Genuine
- Green Apatite
- Sap Green *
- Perylene Green
- Payne’s Blue Gray
- Neutral Tint
These are the dark colors used for the background sky in the lessons – you do NOT need them all! And if you have a dark blue or black you love – just use that!
- Lamp Black
- Indanthrone Blue
- Prussian Blue
- If you want that little temp palette I use in this class it’s here – or you can squeeze out a little color to play with on an 89-cent white tile from the hardware store!
You need not get fancy brushes for these – but you’ll want one that’s large enough and soft enough that it will both hold a lot of pigment and water, and release a lot of pigment and water! We’ll be painting the background washes quickly, and a small brush that barely puts out color will mean you’ll be making 30 strokes when you just need to do one large one. Note that the Silver brush is listed as a 12 because a 10 doesn’t put out as much fluid as does a sable 10.
- Synthetics, less expensive:
- Sables, more expensive:
- Old cheap brushes for masking fluid
- White for stars (choose one); the grounds are used in class:
- Masking Fluid supplies:
- Compass or round objects to trace
- Baby Wipes
- Paper Towels
As a review – this is from Watercolor Jumpstart Lesson 3….it may help to go review that lesson if you’ve taken the course.
The housekeeping stuff:
I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means you cannot sell or give away the concepts from my classes – no re-teaching of my specific lessons, nor posting a video with your re-draw of the class lesson; especially not sharing any downloadable handouts with others.
You absolutely are encouraged to post and gift your creations made with these techniques, of course! Please DO make your own designs with any techniques you learn here, adapt these lessons, and develop your own style. I love to see students making strides and personalizing lessons! Tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see what you’re making!
Please share your art! You can share homework and ask questions in our Student Facebook Group for all classes here at Art-Classes…please do join in and see the work of fellow students! Each month there’s a giveaway hosted in the group, so don’t miss out on your chance to win.
Linking back to this site or mentioning the class name so others can take the class is appreciated – if you enjoyed it, your friends probably will too!