Joyful Watercolor Sketching Materials:

 

You will need: You can use whatever materials you already use for watercolor painting, and just add a fine point permanent pen, and a fine point non-permanent pen. The kits below are completely optional.

The kits contain all the pens, pencils and paints I will be using in the videos. There is a section in the class, where I will demo each item so you can see it and then decide what you want to use yourself. The kits not only have all the pens, but they also give you the fun of trying new paint colors at a smashing great price! The paints were chosen for their rich colors and interesting properties. If you already have a basic palette, these are great colors to add to it. If you don't own any paints yet, you could use the Seaside Villa palette, which will give you a lovely range of earthy colors. The Italian Garden palette will allow you to mix brights and add interesting enhancements to your work. Choose whatever paint set appeals to you. If you are looking for a traditional, basic watercolor palette, go here for more info and kits.

*Please note that Cobalt Violet and Cobalt Teal Blue have the Caution Label on them because they contain Cobalt. I chose them because I love painting with them and wanted to leave the choice up to you. Avoid ingesting or inhaling these pigments. You can read the MSDS sheet here.

3 Ways to Get Your Art Materials

 

1. Order one of the great Daniel Smith Kits below.

Kits are ready to ship now. Some components may be substituted, or shipped later if not yet available.

To order: contact Joan Wright, Daniel Smith's Education Coordinator:
206-812-5877 x 454  or  Send an Email

Please include: Your full name as it appears on your credit card, Mailing address, Phone, Email, --AND which kit you want

If you send an email, you will still need to call and speak with her to give her your credit card information. Call Mon.-Fri. between 9am and 4:30pm PST.

Kit Prices include cost of shipping to: Continental U.S., Alaska, APO, and U.S. Drop Boxes. Shipping to Hawaii will have extra charge. Daniel Smith does not ship internationally. If you require international shipping, please email Liesel with your kit choice, and your mailing address to get a price quote. Washington State residents will have sales tax added. If an item in the kit is unavailable, an equivalent substitution will be made.

Kits are not available at Daniel Smith stores or on their website.

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2. Shop online at Dick Blick.
Order just the items you wish. They carry Daniel Smith paints. Unfortunately they don't carry my favorite water soluble pen: Pilot Precise Grip. You can go to my class supply list on their website to get started.

 

3. Go shopping at your local art store.
Print out and take this list with you: supplies for watercolor sketching.

I don't receive compensation from Daniel Smith or Dick Blick. I created these kits for you because I know that choosing your art supplies can be overwhelming. Daniel Smith is offering these at great prices. Please choose whatever supplies, paint colors, places to shop at that appeal to you. In the class I will cover supplies in depth, so you can wait until you've seen them to make your choices, or if you are eager to get started, you can get them now. : )

EVERYTHING- Seaside Garden Villa

Includes:

Paper: Strathmore 400 Watercolor Journal, cold press, 8.5" x 5.5", 48 pages and 2 Fluid 100 140lb 4" x 6" Watercolor Blocks, 15 sheets ea., 1 each: Hot Press and Cold Press

Pens and Pencils: Pentel Precise V Pen 5ml, Pigma Micron Pen 02/.30mm Black, Pitt Artist Pen Black Extra Fine, Pitt Artist Pen Black Superfine Nib 199, Pitt Artist Pen Black Calligraphy, Pitt Artist Pen Black Soft Brush, Uni Ball Signo Gel Impact Pen White, General Sketch & Wash Pencil, Tombow Irojiten 5-clr Pencil Set Cool Gray.

Paints: Daniel Smith brand: Green Gold, Mars Yellow, Deep Scarlet, Naphthamide Maroon, Mayan Blue Genuine, Indanthrone Blue, Goethite-Brown Ochre, EF Brown Iron Oxide, Buff Titanium, Lemon Yellow, Rhodonite Genuine, Cobalt Violet*, Cobalt Teal Blue*, Permanent Orange      

Brush: Pentel Aquash Water Brush Medium     

Empty Pans: 20 half pans, and 10 full pans for both a mini travel palette, and to add to your regular palette.

Retail Price $246.17,  Save $81.28!

Kit Price  $ 164.89

Seaside Villa

Includes:

Paper: Strathmore 400 Watercolor Journal,  cold press, 8.5" x 5.5", 48 pages and 2 Fluid 100 140lb 4" x 6" Watercolor Blocks, 15 sheets ea., 1 each: Hot Press and Cold Press

Pens and Pencils: Pentel Precise V Pen 5ml, Pigma Micron Pen 02/.30mm Black, Pitt Artist Pen Black Extra Fine, Pitt Artist Pen Black Superfine Nib 199, Pitt Artist Pen Black Calligraphy, Pitt Artist Pen Black Soft Brush, Uni Ball Signo Gel Impact Pen White, General Sketch & Wash Pencil

Paints: Daniel Smith brand: Green Gold, Mars Yellow, Deep Scarlet, Naphthamide Maroon, Mayan Blue Genuine, Indanthrone Blue, Goethite-Brown Ochre, EF Brown Iron Oxide, Buff Titanium

Brush: Pentel Aquash Water Brush Medium     

Empty Pans: 20 half pans, and 10 full pans for both a mini travel palette, and to add to your regular palette.

Retail Price $171.02,  Save $68.13!

Kit Price  $ 102.89

Italian Garden

Includes:

Paper: Strathmore 400 Watercolor Journal,  cold press, 8.5" x 5.5", 48 pages

Pens and Pencils: Pentel Precise V Pen 5ml, Pigma Micron Pen 02/.30mm Black, Pitt Artist Pen Black Extra Fine, Pitt Artist Pen Black Superfine Nib 199, Pitt Artist Pen Black Calligraphy, Pitt Artist Pen Black Soft Brush, Uni Ball Signo Gel Impact Pen White, General Sketch & Wash Pencil

Paints: Daniel Smith brand: Lemon Yellow, Rhodonite Genuine, Cobalt Violet*, Cobalt Teal Blue*, Permanent Orange      

Brush: Pentel Aquash Water Brush Medium     

Empty Pans: 20 half pans, and 10 full pans for both a mini travel palette, and to add to your regular palette.

Retail Price $122.08,  Save $49.19!

Kit Price  $ 72.89

Italian Villa

Includes:

Paper: Strathmore 400 Watercolor Journal,  cold press, 8.5" x 5.5", 48 pages

Pens and Pencils: Pentel Precise V Pen 5ml, Pigma Micron Pen 02/.30mm Black, Pitt Artist Pen Black Extra Fine, Pitt Artist Pen Black Superfine Nib 199, Pitt Artist Pen Black Calligraphy, Pitt Artist Pen Black Soft Brush, Uni Ball Signo Gel Impact Pen White, General Sketch & Wash Pencil

Paints: Daniel Smith brand: Green Gold, Mars Yellow, Deep Scarlet, Naphthamide Maroon, Mayan Blue Genuine

Brush: Pentel Aquash Water Brush Medium     

Empty Pans: 20 half pans, and 10 full pans for both a mini travel palette, and to add to your regular palette.

Retail Price $117.24,  Save $47.35!

Kit Price  $ 69.89