Hello! Thanks for stopping by C in Color! This post is about my favorite supplies for painting! Painting is one of my favorite hobbies and a relaxing/stress free way to spend time. You don’t have to be a talented painter to have fun with it and it’s a great activity to express your creativity! I’ve linked an article about the positive mental health benefits of creating art here if you’re into Psychology and all that fun stuff… or maybe I’m just a nerd😛
Anyways, there are many different mediums of painting, but I love watercolor painting so that’s what most of my supplies are for. If you’re interested in learning about some awesome products or are thinking about starting to paint, keep reading! 🙂
I was gifted a water brush and now it’s one of my favorite things. This brush makes it possible to easily paint watercolor when you’re traveling or away from home! You just fill it with water and squeeze water out when needed. A water brush can be found online or in any art store.
The Fine Touch Watercolor & Gouache Paints
The Fine Touch brand of paints are awesome! The tubes of this paint last for a very long time, considering that I don’t typically use a large amount of paint when painting watercolor style art. Something I love about this brand is that the paints mix well to create any color you need. I’ve also noticed that using the paints without water works as an acrylic paint, so it’s a two for one deal! Currently, I have the watercolor and gouache types of this paint. If you are unaware of gouache paint, it is similar to watercolor but has a white base to it, making it more opaque. This brand is available at Hobby Lobby and other art stores.
Nicholson’s Peerless Transparent Watercolors
If I could recommend one product to you, it would be Nicholson’s Peerless Transparent Watercolors (say that 5 times fast haha). Before I was gifted these, I had not seen watercolor paint in this form. The paints come in a pack of sheets with tons of different colors. Pairing the pack with a water brush makes the perfect traveling painting kit! I made the painting shown at the top of this post to test out the paints. As you can see, the paints create the most beautiful, vibrant colors! These products can be found online on Amazon or the Nicholson’s website.
Master’s Touch Wooden Art Box
Lastly, something that is perfect for keeping all your supplies organized and in one place is the Master’s Touch Wooden Art Box. I like this box because it’s high quality and has many features. The bottom panel of storage lifts up and there are extra storage compartments underneath. Also, the box comes with a wooden palette for mixing paints, which is super cool because it makes you feel like Bob Ross when you use it lol. (Can I just take a minute to say how amazing that dude is?!?) This box is a great product to keep my brushes and paints organized! It can be found at Hobby Lobby.
Thanks for reading and I hope you keep making art in whatever way you enjoy! “The Earth without art is just eh” 😊