Supplies List: HWS Night & Day Workshop

1. Paper: Cold pressed 140 lb watercolor paper. I use Arches and Saunders. I highly recommend using either of these brands or other high quality paper brands for the best results. Please have several 5"x7"pieces of watercolor paper prepared. Please also have two 8"x11" pieces of watercolor paper prepared for our technique warm-ups. If you have scratch paper lying around, bring that too! However, whatever you have will work fine no matter what. Bring what you have :) 

NOTE: There are no reference photos for this workshop. No need to sketch ahead of time.


2. Paint: Watercolor tubes are preferable, but pans will work fine. My personal favorite brands are Daniel Smith, Winsor & Newton, M. Graham, and Schminke.


Colors needed for this workshop:

  • Prussian Blue

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Lavender

  • Burnt Umber

  • Indigo (Payne's Gray Blue or Neutral Tint will also work.)

  • Napthol Red or Alizarin Crimson

  • White gouache (also called designer's paint)


NOTE: Bring what you have. As long as you have something close to these colors, you are good to go. You may also end up using other colors you have on hand based on what colors you'd like to achieve, so bring everything you've got!

3. Other materials:

  • Water container

  • Pencil

  • Masking or blue painter's tape

  • Board or flat surface to adhere paper to

  • Paper towels/Old cloth or t-shirt you don't mind messing up with paint

  • Paint brushes: The round, rigger, mop/quill, and hake brushes will be used the most.

  • Spray bottle/mister (recommended, but not required)