Recommended Artists

Artists who inspire me and I feel are excellent resource for information.

Author & Illustrator Shoo Rayner

Shoo Rayner has a series of helpful videos about the basics, its a good place to get started if you have never painted before.

Videos by Shoo:

Watercolour 101 - get started with Watercolour painting

Artist Jane Blundell

Artist Liz Steel

Artist Angela Fehr

Naturalist John Muir Laws

Recommended Supplies

My recommendations for supplies. Useful for everyone but tailored to the beginner watercolorist wondering where to get started.

Recommended Palette:

White Nights 12 Pan Plein Air Set
This set includes 12 FULL pans (rather than half pans, this means twice as much paint as most sets) and is professional grade, amazing value for the price.

My Favorite Brushes

Silver Black Velvet series brushes from Silver Brush Limited are my current go-to brushes for most purposes. These can be found on Cheap Joes, Blick, or even Amazon. Shop around to find the best value or keep an eye out for sales.

I also highly recommend brushes from Rosemary & Co. Their series 402 designer pointed round brushes are comparable to the Silver Black Velvets. They make an incredible range of products for all mediums and their free catalog provides life-size images of their brushes so you can really get a feel for the product before ordering.

I will continue to add to this list over time as I collect resources I find valuable.

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