The Complete Supply List

Extensive Supply List:

The supplies listed below are linked to Blick Art Materials, unless otherwise listed. I receive a small commission when you order using these links, and Blick gets to know what a great group of students I have. Thank you!

Also, please don't spend a million dollars on supplies. Use what you have, this list is for your reference, but you will have less guilt and more fun if you learn how to substitute and upgrade when you absolutely yearn for one of the supplies listed below. Except for paper. Always buy great paper.

Three Warm Up Paintings:

Shinhan Professional Watercolour. ( affiliate link)

Brushes: Cheap Joe's Loose Goose Dagger Striper #1 (Cheap Joe's Art Stuff)

Escoda Versatil #10 rigger

Supplies for stretching paper on stretcher bars:

Golden gel medium to seal the wood, I like Golden Heavy Gel as an all-purpose gel medium.

Stretcher bars the size desired for your painting. You can remove the canvas from a cheap canvas, or order stretcher bars pre-cut from a frame shop or art supply store.

140 lb watercolour paper. Rolls from Arches are 44 1/2 inches wide by 10 yards. Cut your paper at least 2 inches larger than the dimensions of the stretch bars, I like a 3" margin to be safe.

Heavy duty stapler

Finishing the Painting:

Krylon Kamar Spray Varnish

Dorland's Wax Medium

Masked Abstract Exercise:

Pebeo Drawing Gum

Shinhan Professional Watercolour. ( affiliate link)

Palette Knife

Paper is Hahnemühle Turner 140 lb cold press.

Table Salt

Schmincke Granulation Spray (

Rubber Cement Pickup Tool

Intuitive Pond Painting:

Escoda Versatil #10 Rigger

Arches 140 lb cold press

Sennelier: Cinereous Blue

Daniel Smith: Green Gold, Undersea Green, Sodalite Genuine

QoR: Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet, Burnt Umber

Supplies for Large Abstract:

Old Holland Old Delft Blue

Daniel Smith Prussian Green, Verona Gold Ochre, Goethite

QoR Quinacridone Violet

Sennelier Cobalt Green

Schmincke Helio Turquoise

Rose Porcelain Palette (

Bamboo Hake Brush (

Princeton Neptune Quill #8

3" flat wash brush (Cheap Joe's Art Stuff)

Schmincke Granulation Spray

Schmincke Aqua-Bronze in Gold

Sea Salt

Supplies for Full Sheet Abstract

Colours used are the same as the giant abstract unless otherwise listed below.

Paper: Arches Cold Press 300 lb (600gsm)

Daniel Smith Raw Sienna (Actually, I keep saying Raw Sienna in the video, but I'm pretty sure I actually used Goethite)