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The supply list is to get you acquainted with what works for me. I have found there is no magic sketchbook, pen, or paint and what you are most comfortable with is most likely the best tool to use.

Palette:

I use two kinds of palettes. For sketching I use a Heritage Travel Palette, 18 wells. In the STUDIO I use a Pike Palette.

Paint:

Daniel Smith Watercolors unless noted (WN for Winsor & Newton). I may add or subtract colors from time to time.

Green Gold
Raw Sienna Light
Hansa Yellow Medium
Quinacridone Gold
Permanent Yellow Deep
Anthraquinoid Scarlet
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Quinacridone Rose
Imperial Purple
French Ultramarine
Pthalo Blue GS
Cobalt Blue
Manganese Blue Hue
Cobalt Teal Blue
Phthalo Turquoise
Phthalo Green (BS)
Quinicradone Burnt Orange
Burnt Sienna (WN)
Lunar Black

Brushes:

Rounds: Assorted sizes 6 to 14.
Flat: Da Vinci Cosmotop Spin Brush Series 5080, size 20mm (3/4 inch) and 1/4 stiff brush for lifting

Watercolor Paper: Arches 140lb. cold press

Miscellaneous Items: Pencil, Eraser, clips, paper towels, water container and small spray bottle

Additional items below are for Sketching, Illustrated Journal and Plein Air Workshops

Watercolor Sketchbook: A favorite is the Stillman & Birn, Beta soft cover (5.5x8.5 and 8x10). I also make sketchbooks using Bockingford 140lb.Watercolor Paper and an assortment of pastel and drawing papers

To learn more about my sketchbook read my blog post on the subject:

Perfect Sketchbook

Pens: I like them all from inexpensive to pricey fountain pens

Waterproof: Pitt by Faber-Castell, Micron, Copic...

Water-Soluble: Tombow Dual Tip. Neutral tones: Burnt Sienna, Ochre, Gray...

Sketch Bag: When I sketch outdoors all my supplies go in this bag. Its compact, organized and very sturdy. Learn more about the bag here

Perfect Sketch Bag

Sketching Chair: Camp Time Roll-a-Chair is light weight, study, back support and comes in different heights

 

 

 

 

 

 
           
       
 

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