Materials List

Recommended Supply List

Cold press watercolor paper, 140 lb. paper – I will be working bit larger for the class so I will be using a 9 x 12 inch piece of paper. This would also be a suitable project for a journal, sketchbook or the front of a watercolor card.

Graphite pencil

Kneaded eraser

White Eraser or SumoGrip Eraser (https://amzn.to/3fJRgcY) – It’s black but don’t let that fool you!

Pebeo Drawing Gum (Masking Fluid) (https://amzn.to/3cn1bEA) – Pebeo is my favorite masking fluid for larger areas. I see they also have a pen available, but I have not (yet) tried it. I do have one of the Molotow Mask Pens (https://amzn.to/3hXKTmT) in a 2mm tip and it works quite well.

PLEASE NOTE: I can NO LONGER RECOMMEND the Molotow Mask Pens for anything other than very small details. Both I and others had trouble removing the mask and it left stains on the paper. For more information, please see the lecture, A Discussion About Masks And Possible Issues.

Watercolors

Below are the pigments I used (Most are Daniel Smith):

Hansa Yellow Medium (https://amzn.to/3iJAQTf);

Phthalo Yellow Green (https://amzn.to/33Tiw3Z);

Pyrrol Orange (https://amzn.to/3anVyVz);

Perylene Red (https://amzn.to/31QmDNb);

Raw Sienna (https://amzn.to/3hYbYWI);

Burnt Sienna (https://amzn.to/2RRkDjt);

Burnt Umber (https://amzn.to/2DPOqFH);

Carbazole Violet (https://amzn.to/2Y0ZU01);

M. Graham Titanium White (https://amzn.to/3iWezSs);

M. Graham’s Neutral Tint (https://amzn.to/3craPpv) – I specifically prefer M. Graham’s titanium white and neutral tint. The titanium white from other brands can dry rock hard and be difficult to reconstitute. I prefer the neutral tint from M. Graham over a true black pigment or other neutral tints because the mix is made from green and violet pigments and mixes well with other pigments without deadening or dulling them.

Watercolor brush, Round, Size 6 or 8 (https://amzn.to/39fMgu5)

Watercolor brush with a sharp point, Size 2 or 4

Paper towels, tissues, and two water containers

Black Fine-tipped marker with waterproof ink like Faber-Castell’s Artist Pitt Pen (https://amzn.to/3iYQTNc), Uni-Pin Black Marker 0.5 (https://amzn.to/2RQH08n) or Sakura Pigma Micron Pen .3 (https://amzn.to/3i4atqo). Some of the links are for sets as the pen sets are usually far more economical than buying just one pen.

Optional Supplies

Ruler

Graphite transfer paper (https://amzn.to/2WCYVCq) – If you purchase transfer paper, make sure it is Wax Free)

White Uni•Ball Signo* gel pen (https://amzn.to/3fOI8Ea) or other white gel pen for minor corrections

Pencil Sharpener

Blow Dryer for speeding up drying times

Transfer Papers

If you purchase graphite transfer paper please be sure it is Wax Free.

To transfer your project without graphite transfer paper, you can use a window or light box. You can also scribble graphite on the back of the paper to transfer the design.Transfer Papers

If you purchase graphite transfer paper please be sure it is Wax Free.

To transfer your project without graphite transfer paper, you can use a window or light box. You can also scribble graphite on the back of the paper to transfer the design.


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