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!

 

 

 

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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)!

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  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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