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barbara sparks

Watercolor artist and teacher

SUPPLY LIST

This is a list of supplies I have developed which will serve you well, no matter what your watercolor project may be.  Start with the green ones.  Then, move to additional convenience colors

Some are better purchased on line. 

https://cheapjoes.com
http://www.jerrysartarama.com
http://www.dickblick.com  (fastest delivery)



Get these from on-line suppliers

PAINTS - from Winsor Newton (to save money, you can purchase only supplies in green, and you will be fine.)


Winsor Lemon Yellow
Permanent Rose
Permanent Magenta
Manganese Blue

Prussian Blue (or Winsor Blue Green Shade)
Quinacridone Gold
Viridian or Winsor Green Blue Shade
Permanent Sap Green
Winsor Violet or Dioxanine Violet
Sepia
Paynes Grey
Raw Sienna
Burnt Sienna
French Ultramarine Blue
Cobalt Blue
Winsor Orange
Scarlet Lake
New Gamboge


PAPER - Arches (Do not substitute)  140# cold press.  (I buy 22 inches by 30 inches and cut it up.)

BRUSHES
(I have tried these brushes, and they are a good starter brush)
Blick Golden Taklon - Round, #4, #8, #14;  1/2" and 1" flat


PALETTE - Mijello travel palette (scroll down to see how I place my pigments on this palette)

OTHER SUPPLIES
Saral graphite transfer paper
Pebeo Gum Resist  (They call it drawing gum.  Be sure you get this brand)
Holbein Sprayer

Supplies you can find at Hobby Lobby or Walmart

Rubber Cement Remover  (Looks like a little rubber square - in with glues at Hobby Lobby)
Kneaded eraser
Fine Mist Sprayer
Small Nozzle Bottle
White Pastel pencil
Synthetic and Natural Sponge
Palette knife

Supplies you can find at home or the grocery store

Viva Paper Towels or Kleenex type tissue with no perfume)
Dish Soap or bar soap (very small amount)
Pencil
Utility knife
Scissors
Fine Point pen
Magic Eraser Cleaning Pad
Fine tip Sharpie
Pliers
Ruler
Scotch magic tape

Two small water containers, about the size of a 1-pint jar.