Class Supply List

WPIN - Watercolor and Pen & Ink - Nicholas Mancini

INK: I prefer Japanese Sumi ink. Be sure to purchase a 'water-resistant' ink. I buy the Yasutomo 2 oz bottle.

PEN: Please purchase a bamboo pen.

INK BRUSH: Blick sells a cheap set of three Bamboo brushes. Additionally, you can use your watercolor brushes for ink.

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

  • cadmium yellow (warm)
  • lemon / hansa yellow (cool)
  • cadmium red (w)
  • alizarin crimson (c)
  • Ultramarine blue (w)
  • Cerulean (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” x 30”)
  • Arches Watercolor Blocks or Pads (9” x 12” or larger)
  • Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Blocks (cheap, good for experiments)
  • Stonehenge printmaking paper (good for ink wash experiments)

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.

OTHER: Pencils and erasers, artist/masking tape, cups/glass jar for ink wash