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Artist Kit

A handy list of all the kit I use for painting. Paper, Brushes, Paints, Easel...It's all there!

Watercolor must-haves

Palettes

Load your favorite colors in large sells and have fun

Light plastic palette

Light plastic palette

I use this egg container as my palette. It has a snap lid, so colors will not dry quickly. I will use lid for mixing colors. This is plastic so it's light-weight. I will take this palette for traveling

Ceramic Palette

Ceramic Palette

I also have this ceramic (egg dish) palette for additional colors for mixing. Cheaper than similar palettes in art supplies stores, so it's very beneficial.

Flower Pelette

Flower Pelette

For large loads of future sky. This isn't ceramic palette, but it feels so. And this is plastic and light weight. SO happy with this little definition to my existing palettes.

My Watercolor Friends

Watercolor Paints

It is like in life. You have your favorite friends you know them well you enjoy a company but meeting and making new ones is so wonderful!
Stories behind my favorite pigments and brand:

Winsor and Newton

I have a story behind each of my painting. I have speech about every pigment which became my friend.
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My watercolor friend ❖ Quinacridone Gold

With my new favorite watercolor Quinacridone Gold by Winsor&Newton I could bravely forget about green watercolor tubes to portray greenery on my paintings. With my new one and Indigo and Violet we could grow our own greens with bunch of fun included. 😊This is not all. 😊Like its interaction with salt, gain very rich effects and with cling wrap. 😊Quinacridone Gold add warmth vintage atmosphere on painting.

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⬅ My watercolor friend Quinacridone Gold by Winsor&Newton and its influence on roses foliage. Original golden roses watercolor by Olga Peregood | March 31, 2015

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My watercolor friend ❖ Perylene Maroon

⬅ Searching "right" color palette for fur for my chipmunk painting. Almost on every painting I invite on my paper watercolor Perylene Maroon. Like the color, like its interaction with water and other colors. Even a dot of Perylene Maroon creates intense watermarks. It is often in my shopping list.

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Stories behind my favorite pigments and brand:

Schmincke

Continue to tell the truth why my watercolor paintings are so bright

🔶 Translucent Orange

🔶 Translucent Orange

When I want brightness, when it is too cold outside or on painting I use Watercolor Translucent Orange by Schmincke. It highlight even another colors while mixing. It forms rich watermarks with salt and water. Look how vibrant my watercolor abstract is looks.

$7 US
Stories behind my favorite pigments and brand:

Daniel Smith

I like to talk about my recent paintings, behind the scenes and sharing art journey. But most of all I like topic about my palette. I know there are many talented painters from my readers. Colors are our best friends. So lets go on party now!
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💛 Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue

When I want party or surprise on my painting I take Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue by Daniel Smith. When people and friends wonder about my new watercolor abstract I always ask them what this effect looks like? It`s so surprising me. There are always so different answers and associations with this color: sparklers, fireworks, salute, champagne, sun, dandelion, pollen! What just one color can do with your picture?!

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Discovery story

Undersea Green

Look how beautiful my building is painted just with one color and I don’t need anything more! Undersea Green watercolor gave me texture of a building, interesting illusions and it was so easy to paint.

Discovery story

Undersea Green watercolor swatch and building painted just with this one color

How to paint foliage

Hooker’s Green

A pure green for me, juicy summer greenery in a tube! Such a treasure for lazy artist as me who don’t want to think which colors to mix to gain green

How to paint foliage

Indigo and Hooker’s Green watercolors applied technique “Creating by Destroying” from my class “Watercolor Treasure Chest”

Paint Labrador in watercolor

Naples Yellow

Seems like Naples Yellow watercolors invented to paint yellow Labrador (Pit Bull Mix). I spent zero time to make a decision which color to choose to paint Marley’s fur! This color is so pleasant to apply and so beautiful by its own there is no need to make a mix.

Paint Labrador in watercolor

Original Marley Labrador dog watercolor portrait by Olga Peregood. In process

Matching color for my delphiniums

Cobalt Violet Deep

So excited to paint my delphinium with this tube from life in my garden. Wonderful warm up of busy day!

Matching color for my delphiniums

This is was one of my watercolor paint brand reviews

This is not just a tube of wonderful watercolor paints.  There are branches in a tube! If you are a lazy artist as me this Watercolour paint is must have to portray wood, branches, trees, stems without drawing them!

Branches in a tube

On second stage while painting my imagination somehow guess me there are branches and shadows beneath my dog-rose. I let my hand to move and let them to appear. With this paint it happens so easily and looking so naturally!

This is not just a tube of wonderful watercolor paints. There are branches in a tube! If you are a lazy artist as me this Watercolour paint is must have to portray wood, branches, trees, stems without drawing them!

Look how fantastic texture definition for my dog-rose watercolor painting which I created while painting for filming for my recent class “Roses In Watercolor: How To Be Loosed While Painting”.

I’ve got new tube and I want to apply it as greenery behind my flower. I made directional lines according my flower to say the viewer where to watch. Nice tip!

Cascade green

Look how pigments divide into different colors. You can’t get this if you paint certainly in purpose!

I’ve got new tube and I want to apply it as greenery behind my flower. I made directional lines according my flower to say the viewer where to watch. Nice tip!

Luckily I filmed my painting process and it is ready to go to all of my wonderful artists and friends all over the world! I hope you’ll enjoy my painting session of delphiniums as much as I do.

Watercolor

Paper

By having such high quality art supplies from best watercolor brands you escape. There is a huge joy to use them while painting. Enjoy watching those wonderful paints flow across beautiful surface of a paper - lifts your spirits and worth money spent.

3 Arches

roll rough 140lb 1,13x 9 meters of fun

3 Arches

Arches paper can open up the opportunities for what you can do with watercolor. Arches roll is great for new artists! With excellent quality and a price that won’t break the bank, i’ve been massively impressed with my results. NOTE: For this 9 meters roll to work with you have no excuse not to paint like a crazy!

$146

2 Indigo

300 lb 25% flax extra rough 22”x30”

2 Indigo

This is unique watercolor paper in Canada. There is a potential for many discoveries in a future. My first impression was like mystery and each time I paint on Indigo watercolor paper I fill that I want to paint more to understand and explore it. You might achieve the most adventures exploration you ever had with art supplies.

$8

1 Fontaine

25 sheets Block 30x40cm 140lb Rough

1 Fontaine

This paper is slightly cheaper than Bockingford, and are still effective BUT are no-where near the quality of the Bockingford, Arches (previous). In fact i’ve found it to be very pale colors after dry. But it dry quickly and this is the reason why I use it often during painting demonstrations. Glued all 4 edges by transparent WHITE glue which is awesome.

$31

4 Saunders Waterford

22x30in 425gsm High White 10 Sheets Rough

4 Saunders Waterford

A superb quality paper which allows you to play with multiple layers without loosing watermark effects, without waves. Works great for professionals and will really up your production values with its crystal clear surface quality. It’s perfect for painting outside. High weigh will help use like a cardboard without easel and holders, even where you may have wind.

$73

FABRIANO

FABRIANO ARTISTICO BLOCK 140LB EXTRA WHITE ROUGH

FABRIANO

Similar to Fontaine. This paper is slightly cheaper than Bockingford, and are still effective BUT are no-where near the quality of the Bockingford, Arches (previous). In fact i’ve found it to be very pale colors after dry. But it dry quickly and this is the reason why I use it often during painting demonstrations. Glued all 4 edges by transparent WHITE glue which is awesome.

$40 US
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Exploration New Art Materials

It`s seems like art materials I have been taken from Belarus disappeared quickly. New country new materials.
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What is the best watercolor paper in the world

Discovered new watercolor paper Arches. Arches is truly the best of the best. There is no way back for me as an artist. This is Arches 203x203mm (8″x8″) Aquarelle Watercolour Block (Rough). I am dreaming about Arches roll.

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Different Brands Of Watercolor Paper Sheets

Paper challenge

It`s seems like paper I have been taken from Belarus disappeared quickly. New country new materials. So now I am sitting in front of a bunch of paper from different manufactures are waiting to be tested for my approval. As I have no idea which is to buy I bought them at once. 🎨 So this is the list. 1⃣ WINSOR & NEWTON – 140 LB. – ROUGH 2⃣ LANAQUARELLE – 300 LB. – ROUGH 3⃣ MOULIN DU ROY – 140 LB. – ROUGH 4⃣ RICHESON FINEST STUDIO – 135 LB. – COLD PRESSED 5⃣ SAUNDERS WATERFORD – 200 LB. – COLD PRESSED – HIGH WHITE 6⃣ THE LANGTON PRESTIGE – 140 LB. – ROUGH 7⃣ Arches Watercolour – 140 LB. – Rough 🎨 I have so much fun right now. Every painting starting on absolutely new piece of paper. I don’t know how it will work. Every piece new adventure and impressions. From now it is hardly decide which one is the best.

Different Brands Of Watercolor Paper Sheets

So this is the list

Table Easel

Table Easel

Beech wood Artist's Loft™ Mini Pro Folding Easel 16.14" x 13.78" x 30.31". Who invented this device I want to spread my appreciation to that person. Look it folds and unfolds. It requires nothing space. It's brilliant for traveling.

$12 US
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Brushes

3 Raphael

Kolinsky Red Sable Brush series 8404 size 10

3 Raphael

If I asked to have just one brush in my studio it would be Raphael. If you’re looking for a great regular brush, then this is the one to go for. I use it for a long time and achieve beautiful paintings just with one brush.

$63

2 Isabey

Mop Series 6234 Kazan Squirrel Quill Size 3

2 Isabey

A top mop brush that every painter should have in their kit! The rigger softness will allow you to get smooth coverage, and the volume holding enough amount of color opens up a world of possibilities for your washes!

$26

1 Da Vinci

Cosmotop Mix B Series 5530 #10

1 Da Vinci

If scroll several recent YouTube tuts on my channel "lazywonderbrush" you might noticed how often I pick up this brush. What secret mix manufacture made for this brush! As soon as brush connected with your paper seems like it moves by itself! Check how much pleasure while moves across the paper, makes curly brushstrokes or wash away color. Soft, strong connection, gradually brings pigments.

$12

Pro Arte & Jackson's

Pro Arte Renaissance Sable Watercolour Brush Size 6

 Pro Arte & Jackson's

At the final stage while adding final touches and detailing I will use Pro Arte Renaissance Sable Watercolour Brush $14 USD Size 6 and a little bit smaller in size than previous one Jackson's KOLINSKY-TAJMYR Sable $11 USD size 4. They are not so expensive as by basic brush. So I got both. For me they both absolutely equally in quality.

$25 US

Winsor & Newton

Watercolor Brush Sceptre Gold Brush, series 101, Round #4 by Winsor & Newton

Winsor & Newton

his is lovely one from watercolor acuarela brushes I had try. My hand takes it each time I paint delphiniums for their delicate petals, marigold little red marks in a center or animal eyes. I love feeling by painting with this brush, how it moves across the surface of the paper. This is the most quality one from all. Golden touches.

$7 US

4 Nevskaya Palitra

Set of 2: Kolinsky round sable size 6 and size 3

4 Nevskaya Palitra

This simple brush is perfect for watercolor amateurs, pro or generally anyone who wants to paint in watercolor. I start from them and still reorder this set from Belarus.

$27
After you choose your brushes what now?

Brush holders

If you care about your brushes they will serve you much longer without loosing quality. Please, don't leave your brush in water container!

Chinese Brushholder

Nanjing China 2010

Chinese Brushholder

My first wooden brushholder I found while live in China. From small Chinese art supplies market

$853 US

Ceramic brushholder

Ontario Canada 2018

Ceramic brushholder

Vintage vertical ceramic brushholder I found in my town in Canada. I love to use it as my holder for brushes while painting.

$45000 US
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