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. Or pick only one Yellow, one Red and one Blue from each of the three Triads below.

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

When selecting watercolors, it is better to buy fewer, smaller tubes of an expensive
“artist quality” watercolors 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 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 or butcher tray (In a zip-lock bag)

Painting Board: (Choose One)

GatorBoard 16″ X 23″ X 1/2″
Gatorfoam Board White 16″ X 23″ X 1/2″ from Cheap Joes

Miscellaneous Materials:

Hair blow dryer
Artist quality tape
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 they send you their catalogue.

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
Mail order: Plaza Artists Materials, 633 Middleton St, Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 254-3368 ext 201

VERY IMPORTANT NOTE: Though Hobby Lobby, Jo Ann’s and Michaels are close by, they are NOT recommended for buying art supplies and having framing done. 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. As to framing, for the most part, they do not understand the need to use totally acid free materials in framing!!! They could tell you a mat is acid free, but it could have an acid core. NOT GOOD. All framing materials MUST be labeled ‘Archival’ or ‘Museum Quality’, even the ‘Backer Board’!!!

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