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Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor – Part 4 Tools and Setup

You finally made it to the end of the supplies and setup! This is the final installment discussing all the tools you need to get started with watercolor. This segment will talk about the extra items you need and some you may want, but aren't required.

Water

You will need a receptacle to hold water to wet your brushes and your paint. I like to use one jar for clean water, and one jar for dirty water. There are many methods out there. None are wrong, so try things out and see what works for you.  Some use just one container. Some use two, but differentiate them as warm and cool colors.  I sometimes pull a third jar out when I'm working with ink and watercolor. Inky water can get very dirty and murky really fast.

Watercolor

Beginner’s Guide to Watercolor – Part 3 The Paper

Installment 3 in the Beginner's Guide to Watercolor is all about paper. This is a brief guide today.

If you missed a part, or want to review something else, here is the article list.

Technical notes about paper: Some technical terms about paper such as weight, sizing, and grammage will be used in this post. If you want to know more technical details about paper please check out this interesting post by JetPens.com. I am working on a detailed explanation of all the paper terms for those of us who love the nerd factor of art.