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:
- For watercolours, short-handled paintbrushes are preferable.
- Look for brushes with synthetic bristles and a rounded tip (not flat).
- Working with dried paints/palettes usually produces less vibrant colours.
- Look for “cold-pressed” paper with a 140lb weight, which has a nice medium texture to it.
- 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.
Tools used in this video:
- Cotman Winsor Watercolor Paint Tubes
- Speedball Watercolor Pad
- Princeton Snap Brushes in size 0, 6, 12, and 20
- Artist Palette
- Water Cup
Resources we mentioned:
- Liked the lesson? Find Stephanie on Instagram!
- Visit Stephanie’s website
- Watch Stephanie’s Watercolour Basics lesson here
- Watch Stephanie’s step-by-step watercolour wreath lesson here