Class Supply List

WAPR - Watercolor Painting from the Figure - Nicholas Mancini

PAINT: Small tubes, warms and cools. The list below includes warms and cools of each primary color as well as green. Feel free to bring in additional colors. Suggestions:

  • titanium white
  • cadmium yellow (warm)
  • lemon / hansa yellow (cool)
  • cadmium red (w)
  • alizarin crimson (c)
  • Ultramarine blue (w)
  • Cerulean (c)
  • Sap green (w)
  • Viridian (c)

PAPER: Cold press vs hot press: cold press has texture, hot press is smooth, experiment with both. Should be at least 140 lb; 90 lb ripples too easily.

  • Fabriano artistico hot press (individual sheets 22”x30”)
  • Arches Watercolor Blocks or Pads (9” x 12” or larger)
  • Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Blocks (cheap, good for experiments)
  • Canson and Blick also sell cheaper watercolor papers

BRUSHES: At least one medium/large brush (size 10 or 12), one smaller (4 or 6), and one extra small (size 0). Both round and flat brushes are useful.

  • Blick Masterstroke
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman
  • Princeton Series – Lauren, Heritage, or Neptune
  • Raphael

PALETTE: Large watercolor palette (10”x 10” or larger) with individual paint wells.


Pencils and erasers for sketching Artist/masking tape