“Y is for Yellow” Supplies


Following is a very general supply list for the “Y is for Yellow” online class.

Hopefully you will already have many of the items already, or can easily subsitute with what you have on hand. (And links provided are just for clarification purposes; please don’t feel you need to purchase exactly what’s linked!)

In addition, the year is long… please don’t feel you need to gather everything before class begins!


General Supply List for “Y is for Yellow”

Sketchbooks: You will need one large journal to take notes and/or do the drawing exercises. I will be using several Canson Mixed-Media Sketchbooks (sized 9″x12″ and 7″x10″); they are inexpensive and can take a beating. I also like to draw on card stock from an office supply store). In the end, just choose a size/brand that you like to work with!

My favorite go-to paper is Fabriano Artistico hot-press 140# watercolor paper. You might need the equivalent of three-four 22″x30″ sheets for the year (excluding what you might need to do your series). You can also use cold-press paper (which is rougher), or any other paper you feel comfortable working with that can handle wet media, such as watercolor, acrylics and gel medium.

We’ll also use some YUPO Paper.

Paint: For watercolors, I use a small set of Pelikan watercolors, but any set — pan or tube — will work fine. For acrylics, I use Holbein Acryla GouacheBlickacrylics, and some Golden paints.

White Gesso: I prefer Golden, as it’s a little thicker than many other brands.

Mediums: You will need a matte and a gloss medium (“regular” fluidity).

Brushes: My favorite watercolor brush is a #12 round (any brand). For acrylics, I like flat brushes in various sizes.

Pencils, Pens, Erasers: I like inexpensive mechanical pencilsballpoint pens and SharpiesMicrons, black Tombows,  soft vine charcoal, and water soluble markers (any brand, even inexpensive ones). We’ll also work with colored pencils (any brand). I mostly use a kneaded rubber eraser.

Also, we might use pastels (any kind) and crayons.

That’s it for now…

Thank you!

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