Beginner’s Watercolor Supply List

 Are you a beginner in watercolor? This short supply list can get you started painting in watercolor, and hopefully help to simplify your shopping. Just click the blue links to shop online via Amazon.

I hope you enjoy the Beginner’s watercolor supply list below!


1.) These six colors can be used to mix just about any color. I call them my “must have” paint colors: Permanent RoseScarlet LakeFrench UltramarineManganeseWinsor YellowRaw Sienna


2.) The 2 inch Hake brush 
3.) Princeton Aqua Elite brushes size 8 size 10 size 12 round and size 12 long round
4.) Flat silver black velvet brush size 1 inch 
5.) Oval silver black velvet brush size 3/4 inch
6.) For signatures: Princeton Select Script Liner Size 2
7.) For Lifting:


8.) Arches Paper.
9.)  Aquabee Super Deluxe Sketchbook for Practice  


10.) An A3 Light Box


Here’s a great introductory kit from Daniel Smith that has 2 reds, 2 blues, and 2 yellows:

Daniel Smith Extra Fine Essentials Introductory Watercolor, 6 Tubes, 5ml Currently $34.74 on Amazon Prime

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Check out my Intermediate Supply List!