Brushes - you will need the following size brushes on this holiday
Size 2 or rigger, or small sword liner
Brushes are very personal and artists often have their own preferences, some pay a king's ransom for Windsor and Newton Series 7 sable and though expensive they will last a lifetime. Other artists buy lesser sable, or sable and synthetic mix, these are cheaper, and will eventually need replacing. For a beginner I would recommend Ken Bromley art supplies sable brushes. You may source these yourself from the link provided, or we will source for you if you ask.
No larger than 36 x 29xcm A3 (lots of watercolour sketches will be smaller)
100% acid free rough paper at least 300gsm (140lb)
My preferred brands are Bockingford, Saunders Waterford and Arches)
I use Windsor & Newton artists quality, but use the paints you are comfortable with. A suggested pallette is show below, dont worry too much about being exact, keep to your normal pallette if you would prefer.
Bring a palette that has deep mixing wells to hold a lot of water
Sketchbook & pencils (preferably 4B)
Small or large, it's up to you. Just something to make a quick sketch and a few notes.
Pencils (soft pencils, I use 4B)
Paper - mixed media or strong sketching paper to take water, I use an A4 and A5 sketch pad
Black Pens - watersoluble pens (examples, Stabillo fineliner, Pilot fineline, Steadtler triplus fineliner)
Waterbrush - (examples, Pentel Aquabrush or Derwent waterbrush)
Kit is available at Ken Bromley website
Look at my Youtube videos to see technique