Be sure to have at least one of the following:
- Warm (orangey / Cad. Light) Red
- Cool (red-violet / crimson) Red
- Warm ( orangey) Yellow
- Cool (Lemon / Cad. Light) Yellow
- Phthalo Green or Blue (warm blue)
- Optionalother Cool Greens / Warm Blues
- Ultramarine (cool blue)
- Optionalother cool Blue / Violet
- OptionalEarth Tones
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw Sienna
- Burnt Sienna
- Raw Umber
- Burnt Umber
- Any other Colors you wish
Avoid using student grades of paint. They are cheap because they are full of filler and often lower-standard pigments.They behave differently in use because of this. The colors will also tend to sparkle and vibrate less that the fine grades. You can save a dollar here and there and loose painting after painting. Not a very economical exchange. There are strategies for using fine materials and still being thrifty.
Avoid pigments labeled as light resistant. They may resist fading for a few weeks or months, but they will not hold FAST to their intended color!
Always use Light Fast Colors!
- #6 watercolor brush of the
best quality you can manage
- 1-inch wide flat brush
- #1 or #2 detail brush
- large 'mop' brush
Bring any other Brushes you wish
When investing in water color brushes with limited funds, you might consider buying a far better #6 sable brush and save money on a less expensive large wash brush, waiting to add any other brushes till later.