suggested supply list for:

christopher leeper

- paper

     - good quality paper: arches, fabriano, waterford or kilimanjaro.

     - 140 or 300 pound

     - several quarter (11x15) sheets and maybe a couple 1/2 sheets

     - watercolor block if you prefer

 

- brushes

     - variety of standard watercolor brushes (rounds and flats, synthetic or sable)

     - i like silver brush black velvets

     - you do not need the whole list of sizes. many paintings are completed with just a couple brushes

     - acceptable set might be:

        - #4, #10, #16 rounds

        - rigger

        - 1/2" & 1" flat

 

- paints (a basic split primary palette of colors)

     - many professional grade paints are very good (ie winsor & newton, davinci, holbein, maimeri m. graham) i use daniel smith

     - the key to a good watercolor palette is having warm and cool colors within your primary palette and then supplementing those colors with earth tones and secondary colors. for example:

     - yellows:

        - one cool yellow (ie cadmium yellow light or pale, auerolin, winsor yellow, hansa yellow light)

        - one warn yellow (ie new gamboge, indian yellow)

     - reds:

        - one cool red (ie rose madder, quinacridone red, winsor red, permanent rose, madder lake light, alizarin crimson)

        - one warm red (ie cadmium red light)

     - blues:

        - cool (thalo blue)

        - warm (ultramarine blue)

        - neutral (cobalt blue)

        - optional (cerulean blue or manganese blue)

     - earth tones (optional):

        - yellow ochre, raw umber, burnt sienna, raw sienna, permanent brown

     - violets (optional):

        - thio violet, cobalt violet, quinacridone violet, dioxazine purple

     - greens (optional):

        - viridian, thalo green

     - useful, but non essential colors:

        - green gold, quinacridone gold, quinacridone sienna, cadmium orange

 

- please do not buy all these colors

     - other than a split primary palette (2 yellows, 2 reds, 3 blues) you do not need all these colors

 

- other equipment

     - board to tape your paper to

     - masking tape

     - wide mouth container(s)

     - large watercolor palette

     - kneaded eraser

     - 2-b pencil

 

- reference photos

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