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You will find the list of supplies needed for each painting in your downloadable instructions. I tend to use the same paper, wax-free graphite, and paintbrushes for all of my paintings so you won't have to invest in a lot of supplies.
For the most part, I use Arches Cold-Press 300-pound paper. I like the texture and weight of this paper. It's thick enough that I do not have to staple or tape the paper down to a board like I would if I used 140-pound paper.
The paper is available in 9X12, 10x14, 12x16, 22x30 size sheets from Amazon, but they are also available at most art supply stores and other online art supply stores.
On occasion, I will use thicker art board or thinner 140-pound paper.
Wax-Free Graphite Paper
You will need to use wax-free graphite paper to trace the line drawing onto your watercolor paper for each painting project. If you don't use wax-free graphite paper the watercolors will bead up on the paper and not cover the surface.
I personally like to use my signature brushes, which are available from Royal & Langnickel. My favorite brush, the LJ-Double-End Brush, is double-ended with a 20 flat on one end and a 16 round on the other end.
I also often use soft scrubber brushes and stiff scrubber brushes to soften and blend edges. You can buy individual scrubber brushes or sets.
You do not have to use my signature brushes, however, you can use any brushes you like. Below is a list of the brushes sizes I use most often and below that are links to several brushes that will work well.
- 20 flat
- 16 round
- 1 inch flat
- 6 round
- 1 round
- soft scrubber
- hard scrubber
You may use watercolor or acrylic paints to recreate my projects. I typically paint with Mission Watercolor Paints or with Winsor & Newton Watercolor Paints. You may use any acrylic paints you have on hand by simply matching the color to the color swatches I provide in the instructions for each painting project.
You'll want to use a paint palette or a plastic plate when painting with watercolors or acrylics. There are several different types of palettes shown below including one that comes with the paints.
Here are some links for other supplies I use including masking fluid, rubber cement pick-ups, Viva paper towels, and Charmin bath tissue.