What do I need?
Here's a quick run down of the equipment and materials I will be using throughout the tutorials.
I cover all of this in detail plus loads more in the special "techniques" tutorials, included in the free and paid memberships.
Hot pressed paper, 140lb, 200lb or 300lb in white (100% cotton is best as it has the most resilience).
Currently I am using the 200lb (425gms) Saunders Waterford hot pressed, and Fabriano Artistico (2017 make). I am trialling using both sides, and am having some success with both, it’s important you try a few papers to find the one that suits you best. I also sell and use A5 and A4 Bockingford hot pressed paper, as it's good every day paper. Use scraps to test your colours.
Brushes & Other Equipment
- The Billy Showell Fine Tipped Brush No. 2
- The Billy Showell Fine Tipped Brush No. 4
- The Billy Showell Fine Tipped Brush No. 6
- The Eradicator Brush
- Masking Fluid
- Deckle Edge Ruler
The paints I use are Sennelier, to help those of you who use Winsor & Newton I have created a conversion chart, which you can download by clicking the button below.
My Sennelier paint colours
- Red Orange
- Alizarin Crimson
- Sennelier Yellow Deep
- Lemon Yellow
- Sennelier Red
- Rose Madder Lake
- French Ultramarine
- Phthalocyanine Blue
- Cobalt Blue
- Quinacridone gold
- Dioxazine Purple
- Helios Purple
Extra colours I will sometimes use but are not included in my set.
- Quinacridone Red
- Blue Violet
- Titanium White
- *use the W&N (make) Opera rose
- *use the Shin Han (make) Bright violet 375