Andy Evansen Watercolor Workshop supply list

-Paper; please bring a 9×12 pad of cheaper watercolor paper (Strathmore, Canson, etc.)     for value studies as well as good quality paper, quarter sheet size, for paintings.

I use Arches and Kiliminjaro cold press and Saunders 140 lb. rough.

-Paint;   Tubes of paint, not the dried up cakes in pans.

My palette consists of Neutral Tint, Paynes Gray, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Quinacridone Gold, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Cadmium Lemon.

-Palette;  must have good size mixing area.  The John Pike palette is wonderful.

-Brushes;  Use what you’re comfortable with, but I typically use a squirrel hair mop brush for big early washes (Silver makes a good Black Velvet MD Round), a size 14 or16 sable for the intermediate washes (Cheap Joe’s Pseudo Sable is a good option), and a smaller size 10 synthetic for detail work.

-No. 2 pencil and kneaded eraser

-Water container

-Household sponge

-Reference photos.   I will have some for the students to use as well, but prefer they

work off their own.