Updated July 2012
NOTICE: These are the color and supplies I use. You may have your own and are used to them. Please don't feel that you have to buy these. Art is not about supplies. Sheila
SOURCES OF SUPPLIES: If you do not have a good local source for your supplies, I recommend Cheap Joe's Art Stuff in Boone, North Carolina. They have very good prices and excellent service. Their toll-free number for orders or to request a catalog is 1-800-227-2788.
Get good paper….cheap paper causes problems for you! D’Arches 140 lb. cold, rough or hot press in sheets or block form (or 300 lb if you prefer). Arches paper is very forgiving and easy to work with. You will also need a board to support your paper if not using a block and loose sheets are far cheaper. Two sheets of foam core (1” larger than your paper) taped together makes an excellent and light support board.
BASIC WATERCOLOR PALETTE
I use Winsor Newton. American Journey, Grumbacher's Finest Pigments, and DaVinci (DaVinci watercolors are of a good value, of consistent quality, and have a buttery texture). These are suggested colors - please use the palette you are familiar with - I like the transparent colors!
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• VERY IMPORTANT - Personal photos and sketches for inspiration – we do not copy other people's art!
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Please use the above list as a GUIDE as well as a statement of my personal watercolor supplies. It is not necessary to secure every item. Bring the materials that you are most comfortable using. Call me at 501-327-1750 if you have questions.
Beginners to Advanced Painters are always welcome in my workshops! I teach PAINTING - if you want to work in pastel or acrylic that is fine. I will be demonstrating in watercolor! Come ready for a fantastic ART-VENTURE!
REMEMBER that non-painters are always welcome on my workshops! We need your friends and spouses to brag on us, find new locations for us and enliven the dinner conversations! We have a great time!
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