Suggested Supply List

Daniel Smith Watercolor Pigments (Made in the U.S.A.)

When selecting watercolor pigments, it is better to buy fewer, smaller tubes of an expensive “artist quality” watercolor pigments than to buy larger tubes of cheaper watercolor pigments. New Gamboge, Quinacridone Rose and Cobalt Blue are required. The other six tubes of pigment are optional.
  • New Gamboge
  • Quinacridone Rose
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Monte Amiata Natural Sienna
  • Organic Vermilion
  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Quinacridone Gold
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Cerulean Blue Chromium
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, DaVinci, Loew-Cornell, Watercolor Paper: One or two sheets of 140 lb cold press Arches Bright White or Natural watercolor paper. 140 lb cold press Arches Blocks may also be used. Please no watercolor tablets of any brand as tablets make your art much more difficult!! Palette: (Choose One)   
  • Robert E. Wood Palette (Deeper Wells)
  • John Pike Watercolor Palette (Sturdier)
  • Comparable palette with a lid
  • White meat tray, butcher tray (In a zip-lock bag)
Painting Board: (Choose one)
  • Grafix ‘Incredible Art Board’ 16”X24”X1/2” from Plaza
  • Gator Board 16”X23”X1/2” from Cheap Joes
Miscellaneous Materials:  
  • Hair blow dryer
  • Artist quality tape
  • Paper towels
  • Susan Scheewe Spray Bottle
Sketching Materials:
  • Sketchbook and drawing pencil
  • Water container
  •  Plastic eraser (Stedtler or Sanford)
  • Kneaded eraser
Sources of Materials: (Mention you are a student of gail’s and receive a discount at Plaza.)
  • Plaza Artists Materials, 633 Middleton, Nashville, TN 37203 (615) 254-3368. Bring a current mail order discount catalogue to Plaza. See below for mail order houses. If an item is not a “lost leader” in the catalogue, Plaza will match any catalogue price of merchandise Plaza has in stock. PLESE NOTE: Jerry’s catalogue does not carry Daniel Smith pigments. Also Jerry’s in Hickory Hollow, Antioch does not carry Daniel Smith. Your sources for Daniel Smith watercolor pigments are Plaza, Nashville, Cheap Joe’s and the Daniel Smith catalogues.
  • Mail Order: Daniel Smith, P.O. Box 84268, Seattle, WA 98124 (800) 426-6740
  • Mail Order: Cheap Joe’s Art Supplies, 374 Industrial Park Drive, Boone, NC 28607 (800) 227-2788
It is your best interest to insist on and accept only artist quality watercolors, papers, and brushes. If you buy student grade materials and supplies you will be working against yourself. Artist quality materials and supplies are cheaper in the long run, plus you will get far better and much more satisfying results with artist quality materials and supplies.   Should you have any questions please call gail: Studio 615-599-5115 or Cell 615-579-4ART.