By Terry Krysak © 2013Lesson One
Basic SuppliesFirst of all welcome to your first lesson. In this lesson we will discuss the supplies andmaterials you will need before you start to paint watercolors. Depending on how muchyou can afford to spend, you should be able to get the basics that you will need forunder $100.00/us. However I recommend that you buy the best quality supplies thatyou can afford, you will thank yourself for doing that some day. As you progress, youcan add to your inventory of supplies as funds allow.The photograph below contains a fairly good selection of the supplies that I use . Thelist below the photograph provides details as to what the items are, including the brandname, and links to where you can buy these items on the internet, if you do not livenear an art supply store.1.
Watercolor Block. A watercolor block is several (10) sheets of watercolor paperstacked on top of each other and glued on all the edges so that the paper doesnot need to be taped down to a smooth hard surface in order to be used. Whenthe watercolor is complete, a knife can be inserted in the front of the block
(about ½” long free of glue), and the sheet can be separated from the block. Inthis example the block is an Arches 12” x 16” 90lb weight smooth watercol
Watercolor Pads. A watercolor pad is several (20) sheets of watercolor paperstacked on top of each other and glued on one side only. Depending on the