Tools For Watercolor Painting. Palette, Credit Card, Masking Tape, Plastic Spoon, Etc.

Art lessons on Video; beginner through advanced tips and technique on how to paint with watercolor.

There are just a few tools you need for watercolor painting.


A palette is some kind of rig where you set out your paints, and mix them together. There are lots of them on the market, and there a a few ways to create them with stuff around the house.


You absolutely need a pencil and eraser, but only one kind of each is good for watercolor.


We watercolorists do a lot of lifting and scraping of paint. The best tools for this are a plain old credit card and a plastic spoon.


I will show you what you need to get started.

Watercolor palette showing a warm and cool paint for each of the primary colors This is a map of the captains color palette.
See materials list below...

The map shows the location of each of the paints. The group on the left are the sedimentary colors. Those in the right are the non sedimentary colors. The palette is just a cut down ice cube tray

Burnt Sienna
0 - Red
Yellow Ochre
1 - Yellow
2 - Green
Cerulean Blue
3 - Blue
  ...( non sed. )
Phthalo Blue
4 - Cool Blue
Ultramarine Blue
5 - Warm Blue
Pyrrol Red
6 - Warm Red
Info Alizarin Crimson
( Quinacridone )

7 - Cool Red
Arylide Yellow FGL
8 - Warm Yellow
Arylide Yellow Deep
9 - Cool Yellow

140 Lb. Cold Pressed
140 Lb. Cold Pressed

The warmest color is orange

The coolest color is middle-blue

A warm red would be like a tomato (orangy)

A cool red Is like a strawbery (purpleish)

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