I use tube colors... usually Winsor Newton and Holbein brands . They are quality, consistent vibrant colors. There are may good brands, but I do not suggest you invest money into the inexpensive student grade colors (such as Academy by Grumbacher or Cotman by Winsor newton)as they as they have a lot of filler and are diluted, and grayed making vibrant color impossible . Therefore I suggest just a few tubes, from which most other colors can be mixed.
*I usually order online as Craft stores, etc have usually only small tubes and more expensive.
Reds: (These are warm and cool versions of each..for different uses )
French Ultramarine Blue
Winsor (or Prussian)
New Gamboge or auerolin
For flower painting I like : These are not necessary, just fun colors
Winsor Newton Quinacridone Magenta
Holbein Greenish Yellow
Holbein Quinacridone Gold
****Look for a large , white, rectangular one with lid..this is important. Paint can be used for a long time after squeezing into palette if kept closed... (wait to fill palette if you are a beginner) until first class. If in doubt feel free to email me . This type of palette is not expensive..ranges from $10.00 to 30.00..(main feature needed is a lid) Pictured one below I use for traveling.
I recommend D’Arches 140 Lb cold-pressed paper natural..not Bright White if possible to find ( 1 sheet 22” x 30” ) Not in a tablet form. We will tear into smaller in class.
Paper towels (I like Viva brand )
water container ( I recommend a low flat plastic one such a refrigerator storage or ice cream containers.)
pencil ( I use mechanical one) Any #2 office will do.
small spray bottle ( such as travel size hair spray bottle)
I use jerrysartarama.com , Cheapjoes.com, DickBlick.com , Binders
** Please feel free to call or email me before class to discuss supplies.