David Becker | Supply List
I don't recommend student grade supplies Watercolor Paints:
I recommend Holbein Watercolor paint because one can squeeze the whole tube into your palette and it won't dry to a big rock clump.
When left to dry they become instantly workable with a spray of water.
The Holbein colors I use are listed in Parentheses. You don't have to get these exact colors; colors close to them are just fine. Just look for a good range of color.
• Burnt Sienna (Holbein Light Red)
• Raw Umber (Holbein Quin gold, Yellow ochre)
• Orange (Holbein Permanent Yellow Orange)
• Burnt Umber (Holbein Imidazolone Brown)
• Cadmium Yellow Lt. (Holbein Permanent Yellow Light)
• Cadmium Red Lt. (Holbein Scarlet Lake)
• Alizarin Crimson (Holbein Crimson Lake)
• Cerulean Blue (Holbein Horizon Blue)
• Violet (Holbein Permanent Violet & Holbein Lavender)
• Cobalt Blue (Holbein Peacock Blue)
• Ultramarine Blue (Holbein Ultramarine Deep)
• Phthalo Blue (Holbein Prussian Blue)
Opaque colors like white, colors with white in them like pastel colors, pinks, greys and black are also used but not necessarily needed.
I will let you use mine if you want to try out using some opaque colors.
Nylon brushes are great for the price
• 1 1/4 Inch Flat Brush
• #16 Round Brush
• #4 Rigger Round Brush
• 1/2 Inch Flat Brush
• 1/4 Inch Flat Brush
• #8 Round Brush
Get good paper, no Spiral bound watercolor paper.
I recommend 300lb Arches or 300lb Strathmore gemini. Arches 140 & 300lb blocks of paper are also okay.
If you get 140lb and are working a large painting you will need to stretch the paper.
• White Plastic combo Palette & Tray
• White painters tape
• #2 pencil and a kneaded rubber eraser