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Watercolor Kit

The following items are the supplies I suggest you use:
• Essential- you need these items "high priority"
• Secondary- great items but not an absolute necessity. 
• Optional- convenient but not necessary items

Pyrrol Scarlet Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Light Red  This is a great fire-engine red.  (You can also use Perylene Red or Permanent Red Light in its place.)

Alizarin Crimson Watercolor
by Daniel Smith

 

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ESSENTIAL- Medium Red. A must have!  A bluish-red pigment listed on the basic palette of a vast majority of artists.  You can also use Quinacridone Rose or Rose Madder in its place.)

Deep Scarlet Watercolor
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Dark Red  A wonderful deep reddish-brown tone.  (Can also use Perlyene Maroon) 

Naples Yellow Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL-  Light Yellow This is the nicest yellow ever and very versitile!

Cad Yellow Light Watercolor
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Medium Yellow  A  clean lemon yellow color that is awesome!  (Can also use Lemon Yellow) 

New Gamboge Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Dark Yellow  A vibrant warm yellow that you'll discover many uses for!  (Can also use Indian Yellow)

Cerulean Blue Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Light Blue  A great light blue.  Make sure you get just Cerulean Blue not Cerulean Blue Chromium.

Cobalt Blue Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Medium Blue  A basic blue, closest to a primary blue as you can get!

Indigo Blue Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Dark Blue  An amazing blue to make dark values with!

Phthalo Yellow Green Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Light Green  This is a green light yellow green and works well underneath sap green or mixed with natural colors. (Can also use Spring Green)

Sap Green Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Medium- Dark Green  A great natural green value that you will enjoy using!

Yellow Ochre Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Light Brown  A must have!  You'll be surprised at how much you'll use this!  

Raw Sienna Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Medium Brown  A lighter brown great for natural scenes. 

Van Dyke Brown Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL- Dark Brown  This is a great dark value. (Can also use asphaltum or raw umber.)

Carbazole Violet Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL-  A great medium purple.  (Can also use Imperial Purple)

Rose of Ultramarine  Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL-  This color is so striking and mixes well with other colors.  It's definitely one you want!

Cobalt Teal Blue Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL-  This color is so striking and mixes well with other colors.  It's definitely one you want!

Permanent Orange Watercolor 
by Daniel Smith

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ESSENTIAL-  A great secondary color ready to use instead of mixing your own! (Can also use Cad Orange Hue)

Watercolor Flat Brushes
Option 1

by Ebony Splendor

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ESSENTIAL- You will need some flat and some round brushes of different sizes. There are different brands to choose from.  I've given three different brand options but you can get other brands too!

 

A set of three different flat brush sizes.

Watercolor Round Brushes
Option 1

by Ebony Splendor

 

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ESSENTIAL-  You'll need a variety of round brushes.  This is a great set.

Watercolor Brush Set
Option 2
by PolarFlo

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A set of both square or round brushes. 

Watercolor Brushes
Option 3

by KingArt

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These are by far my favorite brushes!  You can buy them individually or in a set. Kind of expensive unless they are on sale.  The kind I love are called Original Gold.  

Watercolor Paper
by Arches 140# White

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ESSENTIAL-  Arches 140# white watercolor paper.  There are other brands out there but this is what I recommend.  Working with good watercolor paper will make all the difference in the world!  This is the only paper I ask my students to use. 

Watercolor Mounting
Board

by Grafix

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ESSENTIAL-  It's essential to have a board to mount you artwork on while you paint.  This is one kind available, but there are other brands out there.  If you are searching look for  "gatorboard".  You can buy a large sheet and easily cut it down with an exacto knive. 

24 Well Empty
Watercolor Palette 

by KingArt

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ESSENTIAL-  You'll need an 18-24 well palette for your paints.  This is just one of the many available.  I really like this one because it gives you some extra mixing areas and still holds 24 colors!

Spray bottle
 

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ESSENTIAL-  You'll need a spray bottle to wet your paints.  This is a fancy continuous spray bottle but any kind will work!

Prussian Blue Watercolor
by Daniel Smith

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SECONDARY-  A great neutral blue. 

Quinacridone Coral Watercolor
by Daniel Smith

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SECONDARY-  I love this color!  It's a red tinted salmon color that is beautiful!

Neutral Tint Watercolor
by Daniel Smith

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SECONDARY-  I love this color!  It's a red tinted salmon color that is beautiful!

Quinacridone Gold Watercolor
by Daniel Smith

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SECONDARY-  I love this color!  It's a red tinted salmon color that is beautiful!

Ultramarine Blue Watercolor
by Daniel Smith

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SECONDARY- A great medium value blue.

Wisteria Watercolor
by Daniel Smith

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OPTIONAL-  A great lavender color!

Watercolor Tube Case
by Daniel Smith

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OPTIONAL-  Tired of shuffling through a pile of paint tubes to find something, try organizing them in a case that keeps each tube in it's own little compartment.  Some people call it a lipstick holder, but not me!  It's definitely a watercolor paint tube holder!