A Few of My Favorite Watercolor Tools

Cardita shell-72 ppi

Cardita Seashell

When painting from life I get much better results. These shells and the sea coral where all found shells at my area beaches.  I pulled them from my collection and had fun getting back to basics with my watercolors.

kittens paw

kittens paw

My favorite tools:

Finding the right art supplies to work with can often take time to discover. After a lot of trial and error here are my favorites:

  • The Paper : Arches 140 lb cold press
  • The Paint : Sennelier watercolors
  • The Brush: Escoda Optima Kolinsky #8

These shell prints can be found on etsy at https://www.etsy.com/shop/HeatherSlaboszArt

Sea Coral 72 ppi

Sea Coral

What are some of your favorite tools and watercolor supplies to work with?
I would love to hear about it!





4 thoughts on “A Few of My Favorite Watercolor Tools

  1. cavepainter

    The kitten’s paw came out really nicely with those shadows. 🙂

    Though I rarely use any, I like heavy watercolor paper like 300 lb Fabriano Artistico soft press. For brushes there’s a lot that could be chosen as a desert island brush because that one by itself is all you’d need, but I like variety too much to stick with one brush consistently between paintings. In one painting though I tend to use one brush from start to finish for watercolor. Lately I’ve been using flats often. Most of my watercolors are Daniel Smith, but I might like my own the most.

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    1. practice925 Post author

      Thanks Cavepainter!

      I found that I like to use the same brush all the way through one painting too. I’ll have to check out the Fabriano soft press. I’ve never heard of it (sounds great)!


  2. practice925 Post author

    Thanks so much! That’s what’s so exciting to me about creative people. Each unique with a different way of interpreting the world 🙂 Your images are a gift I look forward to seeing! Keep painting with your camera!


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