For a printed paper or e-mailed copy,
please contact Ann at email@example.com.
18x24 piece of gater-board, foam board, cardboard,
RECOMMENDED STUDENT SUPPLY LIST:
Note: not every item will be used for every project, but if you
have the essentials you will be prepared for
many different watercolor classes to come.
Essential items are all in red. Other things can be added
later or are optional.
PAPER (This is the most crucial element--well worth it)
1 sheet 22x 30 Arches 140lb. Cold Press Watercolor paper,
cut or torn in quarters (11x15) (Blocked Arches paper is ok)
Professional tube watercolors are more color-full, finer texture,
and a good investment. If you are wishing to keep costs down
buy fewer colors rather than cheaper paint brands.
In the following list, DS = Daniel Smith brand, and
WN = Winsor/Newton brand.
These are the 24 colors in Ann's Premium Palette. Feel free to
substitute similar pigments. For starters, buy the ones in red.
The Daniel Smith Artist's Materials sells an Ann Breckon Set
that includes the 21 DS colors at a discounted price if you wish
to have all the colors. Ask for it specifically.
(You will need to buy the 2 WN colors and the extra yellow for
Ann's Spring Green separately)
1. WN Quinacridone Magenta
2. DS Quinacridone Rose
3. DS Pyrrol Red
4. DS Pyrrol Orange
5. DS Permanent Orange
6. DS Quinacridone Gold
7. DS Yellow Ochre
8. DS New Gamboge
9. DS Hansa Yellow Medium
10. DS Lemon Yellow
11. Ann's Spring Green (a custom mix made by stirring a small
amount of Phthalo Blue RS into a tube of Hansa Yellow Med.
12. DS Sap Green
13. DS Phthalo Green YS
14. DS Cobalt Teal Blue
15. DS Cerulean Chromium
16. DS Phthalo Blue Green Shade
17. DS Phthalo Blue Red Shade
18. DS Cobalt Blue
19. WN French Ultramarine
20. DS Carbazol Violet
21. DS Indigo
22. DS Sepia
23. DS Burnt Sienna
24. DS Quinacridone Sienna
Synthetic Round Watercolor Brushes, sizes #10 and #12
(recommended: "Black Gold", "DaVinci Cosmotop Spin"
or "Snap" brands)
2"-3” flat wash brush (I prefer the “Hake” brush found with
Sumi painting supplies)
Other brushes you can add:
Other sizes of rounds (#6, #14)
1/2”, 1”, or other sizes of Watercolor Flats
Rigger (also called Script or Liner) (long, narrow-haired brush)
Scrubbers (small, stiff brush for scrubbing), smaller sizes
Lidded watercolor palette with mixing areas
(Recommended: the Premium Palette, which can be
purchased from Ann or from www.PremiumPalette.com)
masonite or lightweight plywood.
Waterproof the surface if needed
OTHER THINGS YOU CAN BUY AT THE ART STORE:
Small natural sponge (about fist-sized)
Masking fluid (also called Maskoid, Frisket, Resist)
(good brands: Winsor Newton or Incredible)
Crepe Square for lifting masking fluid
Large clips to secure paper to support (2-4)
Pencil (Try a mechanical one like the Pentel Clicker,
with medium .05 lead)
Soft erasers (ArtGum and kneaded)
Sketchpad for notes and planning
Masking tape (I use 1/8", 1/4" and 1"
We use 1/4" the most in class)
Container in which to carry supplies
One sheet of Dura-Lar paintable (prepared / sized) acetate
(Good as a design and teaching tool)
OTHER THINGS YOU CAN BRING FROM HOME:
Paper towels, (or large sponge, or old towels)
Two water containers, about 1-2 quart size
Pump water spray bottle and pump water mister bottle
Small shaker of salt
Larger old towel for backing paper during wet applications
or, a dish-drying pad, sold at many stores in Household Goods
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