Supply List


KEY: Daniel Smith: DS; Holbein: H; M. Graham: MG; QOR: Q; Winsor & Newton: WN.  

One tube each of Yellow, Red and Blue pigment from Triad I is required. The other six tubes of one each of pigment of Yellow, Red and Blue from the other two Triads are optional. The choice of a manufacturer for each of your pigments (Yellow, Red and Blue) from each of the Triads is left up to you.

Only Triad I is required.

Triad I Yellow Gamboge: MG, Q Or New Gamboge: DS
Triad II Yellow Raw Sienna: WN, Q, H, MG
Triad III Yellow Quinacridone Gold: WN, Q
Triad I Red Quinacridone Red: MG, Q Or Permanent Rose: WN
Triad II Red Scarlet Lake: WN, H
Triad III Red Burnt Sienna: WN, H, Q
Triad I Blue Cobalt Blue: WN, MG, Q, H
Triad II Blue French Ultramarine Blue: WN Or Ultramarine Blue: DS, MG
Triad III Blue Cerulean Blue: WN, Q, H

When selecting watercolors, it is better to buy fewer, smaller tubes of an expensive “artist quality” watercolor than to buy larger tubes of cheaper watercolor pigments.

Watercolor Brushes:

Suggested Sizes #6 and a #10 round, and a one inch flat. Suggested Brands (One good brush is worth six cheap ones!!) Princeton 4050 Series only—NOT Princeton Select (poor quality) Silver Black Velvet (one inch flat only—their rounds are too soft), DaVinci, Loew-Cornel #7020.

Watercolor Paper:

One or two sheets of 140 lb. cold press, Arches Natural or Bright White Watercolor Paper. 140 lb. cold press Arches Blocks may also be used.

Please NO watercolor tablets of any brand. They do NOT hold pigment!!

Palette: (Choose One)

Robert E. Wood Palette (Deeper Wells)
John Pike Watercolor Palette (Sturdier)
Comparable palette with a lid
White meat tray or butcher tray (In a zip-lock bag)

Painting Board: (Choose One)

Incredible Art Board 16”X24”X1/2” from Plaza Artists
Gatorfoam Board White 16" X 23" X 1/2" from Cheap Joes

Miscellaneous Materials:

Hair blow dryer
Artist Quality Tape (It's brand name)
Paper towels
8 oz. Spray Bottle

Sketching Materials:

Sketchbook and drawing pencil (HB or medium lead)
Water container (At least 16 oz.)
Sanford or Stedtler Plastic eraser
Kneaded eraser
Sources of Materials: When you talk to Cheap Joe’s and/or Blick ask them to send you their catalogue.
Mail order: Plaza Artists Materials, 633 Middleton St, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 254-3368 ext 0402
Mail order: Cheap Joe’s Art Supplies, 374 Industrial Park Drive, Boone, NC 28607 (800) 227-2788
Mail order: Blick Art Materials, 878 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309 (404) 347-9119

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Though Hobby Lobby, Jo Ann’s and Michaels are close by, they are NOT recommended for buying art supplies. Their sales staff is trained to sell what they have and, for the most part, they do not understand the difference between “Student Grade” and “Artist Quality” art supplies.

Should you have any questions please call gail: Studio 678-603-1502 or Cell 615-579-4ART.