What supplies do you use/recommend?
I prefer mid grade brushes for the best experience with feeling like you’ve been robbed. I personally buy most of my brushes at Blick in store.
My absolute top 6 brushes (I use these the most):
Blick Studio Synthetic 6 Round (Blick)
Utrecht 228 Sablette #10 Round (Blick)
Princeton 4350W 1/2” Wash (Blick)
Utrecht 6150F 3/4” Wash (Blick)
Utrecht 800 Sablette #1 Liner (Blick)
Dynasty Black Gold 206SL #5/0 Liner (University Art)
I use and recommend for students in my classes Sennelier Watercolor for a great painting experience. They are a reasonably priced artist grade paint.
Daniel Smith Essentials Watercolor Set of 6 (Blick and University Art)
Winsor & Newton Cotman 12 Tube Set (Michaels and Blick)
Sennelier French Watercolors- 12 Tube Set (Blick and University Art)
CYM Color Mixing Wheel (Blick)
Folding Plastic Class Palette (Blick)
Pro 3/4” Blue tape (Blick)
Fineline Masking Fluid Pen (Michaels)
I use mostly 140 pound cold press paper in pads or blocks. Strathmore is my go to brand. I also uses Arches or Winsor Newton Paper when I can get a deal.
(Purchase online or in store from Blick, University Art or Michaels)
Faber Castel Kneaded Eraser with Case (Blick, Michaels, University Art)
General Erasers- 3 Pack (Blick, Michaels, University Art)
* When you make a purchase from some of these links I may receive a nominal referral fee. I only recommend products to you that I actually use and that I believe in.