The Watercolour Course with Jane Ward

Watercolour Paper is in many forms’Not’, ‘Rough’ and ‘Hot pressed’ ‘Not’ is the most popular weight either 140lbs or 200lbs’Hot pressed’ is ideal for Botanical and detailed work and ‘Rough’ can work well in a Landscape painting. Pads and Blocks what’s the difference? A ‘pad’ each piece is loose and a ‘block’ comes ready stretched, you work one piece at a time, when you have finished the watercolour painting take a small knife and take the paper off the block

I recommend 

Bockingford 140 or 200lbs Not, Fabriano 140lbs Not and Arches 140lbs Watercolour papers


Paints Watercolour paints come in tubes and pan sets. Tubes are ideal for working indoors, and most popular. A greater richness of colour and tone can be obtained. Pan sets are ideal for working outside. Watercolour paints come in Student and Artist Quality.

I recommend

Winsor and Newton Student or Artist Quality tubes.Ultramarine,Permanent Rose, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Gamboge Yellow and Cobalt Blue

Brushes and Pencils A couple of good brushes are all that you need to start Watercolour painting. Brushes come in many different hairs Sable, Goat, Kilinsky Sable and man made.There are many different shapes Flat, Round, Rigger and Fan to name a few. Watercolour brushes come in many sizes from 00 to Size 25. 2B Pencils are ideal for a watercolour sketch and range up to 9B. Watercolour pencils come in many colours and can be used in a watercolour sketching and are great for quick outdoor work.

I recommend

1 inch flat Hake brush Size 12, 8 and 4 Round Sable Mix Size 6 and 4 Sable Rigger

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