An introduction to watercolor painting supplies

Have you always wanted to learn to use watercolors but were afraid to try?  You shouldn’t be. Watercolors are fast, easy, and non-toxic and they yield beautiful results once you learn a few simple techniques and use good quality materials. I have been painting with watercolors and teaching art courses and nature sketching workshops incorporating watercolor techniques for over a decade and I love to watch my students gain the skills and confidence that allow them to begin a fun and rewarding hobby. So, start the new season off in a creative way by learning to paint with watercolors.

Essential Watercolor Painting Supplies

Your first step will be to gather the art materials you’ll need to get started putting brush to paper. Watch the quick video below to learn about the basic watercolor materials I recommend. It focuses on simple and portable supplies geared for those folks who’d like to try painting the beauty of nature outdoors. This video is an excerpt from my Welcome to Watercolors online course.


Did you like this video?  Want to learn more?

If you enjoyed this video and want to learn more about watercolor painting techniques, check out my quick online course Welcome to Watercolors. It includes a one hour video and handout that goes over all the basic tools and techniques to get you started working in watercolor quickly and confidently. It covers getting to know your color palette, and demonstrations of 5 different painting techniques, plus recommendations for where to purchase supplies and resources for further learning. You’ll also get a comprehensive list of my recommended art materials with links to purchase each one.

Visit my Welcome to Watercolors page to learn more.