Painting Kit

Brushes

Brushes - you will need the following size brushes on this holiday

Size 12

Size 8

Size 4

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.

Paper

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)

 

Paints

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.

palette

 

Miscellaneous

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.

Sketching Kit - Pencil and Pen and wash

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

Go to top