Flats: 1/4", 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/2"
Rounds: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
Rigger: 0, 1, 2
You don't have to buy all the sizes but get at least a few rounds and flats.
Note: Watercolor and acrylic brushes are not the same.Watercolor have short handles.

The best of the best for me is the Series 7 Winsor & Newton sable brushes


RED = Cadmium Med., Alizarin Crimson
BLUE = Cobalt, Ultramarine, Cerulean
YELLOW = Cadmium yellow med. or light, Naples yellow
WHITE = Chinese (watercolor), Titanium (acrylic)
BLACK = Ivory (not lamp black)
Burnt Sienna
Yellow Ochre
Get at least 1 RED, BLUE & YELLOW


Permanent Rose, Alizarin Crimson or Permanent Alizarin, Scarlet Lake, Aureolin, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue

(Winsor & Newton is preferred); Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green,

Lemon Yellow or New Gamboge, Ultramarine Blue.
5ml tubes will do just fine.


1 Sheet 140 LB cold press 22"x30"(which I have at $7.00 per sheet)

Quality paper is a must! It makes your task as a student much easier.


16 x 20 or 30 x 24 This can be cut from masonite

If you want to purchase a ready made one, get Gator Board. Available at Cheap Joes online.

If you can find a heavy piece of cardboard, Something that won't bend in the middle, it will do the job!

There are many varieties available. Be certain that it has at least the equivalent of 8" x 10" surface of flat mixing space.

A lid that closes tightly is necessary when transporting paints.

The John Pike Palette is the one I use. Cheap Joes has a good one also.

You can also purchase a butchers tray or use a white china plate!


*One 18” ruler;* #2 pencil; *a kneaded or gum eraser. No pink ones! *

1 roll of 1-1 1/2" SCOTCH masking tape.or White Artists Tape

PLEASE do not buy the blue painters tape!! Or cheap tape.

And one roll of paper towels.

Online Art suppies dealers!

Cheap Joes Art Supplies

Dick Blick Art Supplies

Jerry's Artarama

Utrecht Art Supplies

Bring a lot of enthusiasm because I will be checking!