What are the “must haves” in Watercolor supplies?

I’ve been painting in watercolors nearly 20 years now and I continue to experiment with various products. Yet, I do have some absolute staples that are always in my art supplies. My students, at Joyful Arts Studio, often ask me, ‘What are the “must haves” in watercolor supplies?” My first and foremost must have is Arches Cold Press 140 pound watercolor paper. Arches have been making paper since 1492 and they’ve got it down. I’ve had many students come to me with other papers but ultimately after one time painting on Arches switch and never return to other papers.

Fruits of our Labors Part 2

There are a phenomenal group of ladies who paint with me every Monday evening in the Painting Art Theory class. I am so enjoying teaching them. They constantly allow me to take them out of their comfort zone and have never disappointed me. Here are some pictures from last week’s class. First is Lindsey Sutton with her leopard painting, this was her sixth watercolor class! Great job Miss Lindsey! Next is Lindsey’s mother, Tracy Sutton with her beautiful grapes and grape leaves painting. Nancy Brown is proudly showing her awesome lily painting.

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