Thinking of taking the 30 Watercolors in 30 Days Challenge? If you are ready to get started in watercolors I have listed a few basic items that I use during my Watercolor classes.
Cotman Pocket Travel Watercolor Paint Set
Currently on Sale 54% off - $10.70
This is a great little starter kit that comes with a little detail brush. The pans are replaceable.
Arches Watercolor Block 140 LB Cold Press 20 sheets 9x12 Inch
I recommend the 9x12 - you can start small with 5x7 paintings but still try a larger 8x10 with these sheets. Make sure to stretch your paper the night before.
US Art Supply Artists Canvas Board with Cotton Surface 11 inch x 14 inch 2 Boxes of 3 Each -
These are great little portable board that I love to use to tape down my watercolor paper too.
Any good quality masking tape will do (cheap ones can tear your paper when pulling it off). Make sure that you use a mat over your paper before you tape off the area you plan to paint. I usually go 1/4 inch outside the matted area to make sure that when it's framed you don't show any unpainted areas.
Winsor Newton Artists Water Colour Sable Brush- One Stroke Flat 1 Inch
Okay, this is a very nice brush and it's not completely necessary, but if you feel like spoiling yourself I say go for it! Other wise a simple flat wash or oval brush will do. You can find them at A/C Moore or Michaels for under $10.00
To read more about the challenge here is Leslie's link: Leslie Saeta 30 Day Challenge
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