Materials for Water Colour
We always reccomend purchasing art supplies at an art supply store, there are many good ones in Calgary. You will get better products and at a lower price than at craft stores such as Micheals. We reccomend Inglewood, Mona Lisa or Kensington Art supply.
We reccomend buying artist quality water colour paints in tubes. We have found that the added cost is offset by the higher pigment load of the artist quality paints, meaning that you will use less paint.
A good brand is Winsor & Newton or Daniel Smith
Suggest Colours (fewer colours is better thna more)
New Gamboge (Yellow)
Winsor Red or Permanent Rose
For Painting Flowers:
Art Masking Fluid
Paper – Suggest buying a Block of paper rather than stretching individual sheets, Arches 140 Cold Pressed Block (9 X12) would be a good choice
Large water colour Palette with lid
Brushes – high qualtiy synthetic brushes are now bery good.
1 inch angled or wash