Lorraine McDonald Watercolour Workshop Suggested Materials List

This is a suggested Materials list so if you already have a palette with good quality paints, please bring it or if you have professional watercolours which are close to the ones listed here please bring them.


Hansa Yellow Light and Medium or Lemon Yellow

DaVinci Red or any red but not cadmium red

Permanent Rose or Quinacridone Rose

Cobalt Blue

Prussian Blue or Antwerp Blue

Sap Green, Olive Green and any other greens you have

Raw Sienna

Burnt Sienna

Purple or any other colours you have


White waterclour palette with a lid

A plain white china plate to mix your paints on, something from the thrift store

Cotton Watercolour Paper 140lb Cold Press, Full sheet: Arches, Winsor Newton, or Rowney

White choroplast board (at least 12”x16”) or a wooden board to tape your paper to

Masking tape

Transfer paper (this is different than carbon paper)

HB pencil and white eraser

Good watercolour brushes:  1” or 2” flat wash brush, #2, #6, #8 and #10 round

Kleenex (no lotion), paper towels, old wash cloth, 2 margarine containers to hold water


All art supplies are available at Maggiolly’s Art Supplies at a 10% student discount!