This class is a little different than most here, because I was playing with watercolor STICKS at the time of filming. See the video below that explains what sticks are, but you can use the colors in tube form if you wish – there’s only one point at which having a Lamp Black stick could help, but I have an alternate technique included in the video for that lesson for those who don’t want to pick up a watercolor stick.
I retain the copyright to the content you are learning in class. That means…
However…I love to see students making strides and taking this teaching and personalizing it with your own skills.
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.
A discussion of supplies – and alternates!
As with all my classes, use supplies you love, being prepared for different results. (Which is not a bad thing!)
The demonstrations are done on ROUGH watercolor paper (Arches) – but you can use cold press too. Please do plan on a full 9″ x 12″ sheet for each of the three paintings, as you’ll want to paint your butterflies large enough to get all that yummy detail into them.
Daniel Smith Watercolor
I’ve linked to both the sticks and the tubes below, so use what you like best.