This is a suggested Materials List or feel free to use what you already have

You can use any combination of 140 lb watercolor paper, practice panels or canvases for this course. If resources are tight, you can even use cardboard with a couple good layers of gesso. Here’s what I am using for demonstrations:

  • Drawing paper – for practice sketches

  • 1 – 2 Large sheets of 140 lb watercolor paper

  • 2 canvases: A 24×36”, plus a 24×48” but you are welcome to use any size.

    Sketching tools

• Inktense or Stabilo pencils – deep grey, blue or black or • Charcoal



Assortment of Golden Acrylic Paints

The “Fluids” are recommended, but Heavy body is fine too. I demo with both. I recommend 4 oz. bottles.

The Basics: Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold, Raw Umber

*A few of my current favorite colors

*Alizarin, *Ultramarine Blue, *Paynes Grey, *Dioxizine Purple, *Quinacridone Magenta, Indian Yellow Hue, *Teal, Turquoise, Sap green


  • Liquitex Slow-Dri Blending Medium (Or Golden Glazing Liquid)

  • Liquitex varnish (satin or gloss) for sealing your painting afterwards

    Assortment of Brushes

    Minimum recommended: Filbert size 12, Filbert size 4, Small round size 4 Small Detail brush, 2” Craft sponge brushes

Hand Protectant

‘Gloves in a Bottle’ (available on or Thin latex cleaning gloves from grocery store.

Optional tools

  • Spatulas

  • Palette knife

  • Denatured alcohol (I demo this effect in one of the paintings)



  • Water jar

  • Paper towels

  • Baby wipes

  • Paper plates or stay-wet palette

  • Water spray bottle

  • Easel or old chair

  • Drop cloth

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