The Artist's Tool Kit

Find out which supplies you will need for painting in watercolor

"I bought the cheapest supplies possible because I did not know the difference. From Jayne I learned all about supplies, list of vendors and the reason for buying professional brands. After buying and trying the right supplies, I understood the difference. The brushes made better lines, the paint had more pigment in it, and the paper reacted better to the brush and paint."

Zahara Nowbahari

Watercolor Materials and Supplies

Learn Everything You Need to Get Started

Even as a beginner, you need to purchase professional-grade materials. Because I know getting set up for watercolor can be overwhelming — with so many sizes, types and brands — this course reviews all your materials and supplies options. Starting out with good materials and supplies will have a profound effect on your results.

You’ll learn how the right materials can make a big difference. Products that include:

  • Watercolor Paper
  • Paint brands and pigment quality
  • Brushes and their different uses
  • Support boards
  • Tape types and which is better for watercolor paper
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Water containers
  • Miscellaneous household items, e.g., salt, sponges, water containers

By the end of this course, you’ll have the knowledge to make good, informed decisions when buying your watercolor materials.

This course is for beginners or those who haven't learned about the options for good watercolor materials and supplies.

Be sure to get informed and know your options before you buy your materials!

I look forward to painting with you!


Your Instructor

Jayne Spencer
Jayne Spencer

As a native of San Diego and graduate of San Diego State University, I have been painting and exhibiting my work for more than 30 years throughout Southern California. The bold lines, fluid shapes, and my color palette are influenced by my father’s paintings and my degree in graphic design.

In much of my work, I seek to capture our emotional and visceral response to a fleeting but sublime moment in time, a combination of color, intensity, movement, and expression.

While known for my representational and abstract work, my love is for portraits, and I have been honored with awards that include Best in Show for Cowboy at the San Dieguito Off Track Gallery and the Logan Award and Golden Award for Maasai Boy at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s 34th International Show.

For over a decade, I have been running workshops and juried watercolor shows in the San Diego area while teaching all levels of watercolor painting at a local community college and in my studio in Encinitas, CA. I find tremendous satisfaction from teaching and seeing my students, improve, gain confidence, and express themselves through watercolor.

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does two years access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for two years - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.