5 Must-Have Watercolour Tools For Beginners with Stephanie Fehrenbach

In this interview, my frequent collaborator Stephanie Fehrenbach, is going to tell you exactly which watercolour tools you need to get started.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What you need when you head to the art store (or Amazon!)
  • Which paints Stephanie recommends to get started
  • The paints Stephanie suggests to avoid
  • What to look for when it comes to watercolour paper
  • Things to consider when choosing paint brushes

Key takeaways from this lesson:

  1. For watercolours, short-handled paintbrushes are preferable.
  2. Look for brushes with synthetic bristles and a rounded tip (not flat).
  3. Working with dried paints/palettes usually produces less vibrant colours.
  4. Look for “cold-pressed” paper with a 140lb weight, which has a nice medium texture to it.
  5. A good way to try out more expensive paper is to buy one large sheet of it and cut it down to the sizes you need, without buying a huge expensive block of sheets.

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