Beginning Watercolor Supply List

Owen and Mae Art Classes

If you are reading this post, than you have likely signed up for one of my watercolor classes or are curious about what materials to use when starting to paint with watercolor

Here are some recommendations and suggestions for materials you can use to begin your watercolor journey. As you progress with your new skills, you may find other options that work better for you and that’s okay too.


  • Watercolor Paper 140lb Coldpress recommended
  • Watercolor paints, can use tubes or pans (dry paint in a container)
  • 2 cups of water for rinsing your paint
  • Paintbrush for watercolor paints, recommend a round brush size 6 for the class
  • Paper-towels or cloth towels
  • Reference photo or object you will be painting

If you are interested in some suggestions for supplies, I’ve included links to some options below. Please keep in mind, these are not recommendations or required for the class and you are free to use whatever supplies you may have on hand. I’m including options for ordering online via Amazon as well as information for how to order locally.

*Some links are related to Amazon Affiliate products as as an Associate I may earn a small percentage from qualifying purchases.


Strathmore Paper 300 Series Watercolor Class Pack, Cold Press, 1 Pack, Original Versio, 24 Sheets

Canson (100510941) XL Series Watercolor Pad, 9″ x 12″, Fold-over cover, 30 Sheets

Legion L21-SQC140WH710 Stonehenge Aqua Watercolor Block, 7×10, White 15 Piece


Princeton Heritage, Golden Taklon Brush for Watercolor & Acrylic, Series 4050 Round Synthetic Sable, Size 6

Princeton Artist Brush Neptune, Brushes for Watercolor Series 4750, Round Synthetic Squirrel, Size 6

Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Series 111 Short Handle Synthetic Brush – Round #6


Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers’ Pocket Box, Half Pans, 14-Pieces

Winsor and Newton Cotman Water Colour Intro Set

Sakura XNCW-30N Koi Field 30 Assorted Watercolors with Brush Sketch Set


Artist & Craftsman Supply

I’m so glad you found me and I hope that you will allow me to support you on your journey to learn something new. No matter where you are in your journey, learning and improving a skill takes lots of practice and patience. The most important thing is to give yourself some room to grow and fight that inner voice that says you can’t do something or something isn’t good enough.

Remember, don’t try to force things, take a breath, relax, and enjoy the process.

Much Love and Encouragement,


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