Materials I use or Recommend for Realistic Watercolour

I am often asked for information on the materials I use or recommend for realistic watercolour painting.  Of course everyone has their favourites, but here are some of mine.  I may earn a small commission at no extra cost to you from the links below.  I hope you find them helpful.

Materials I use or Recommend for Realistic Watercolour - Winsor and Newton Professional Pans
Winsor and Newton Professional Pans
Materials I use or Recommend for Realistic Watercolour - Winsor and Newton Student Cotman Pans are great for beginners
Winsor and Newton Student Cotman Pans
Materials I use or Recommend for Realistic Watercolour - Cotman Watercolour Tubes are great for beginners
Cotman Watercolour Tubes
Materials I use or Recommend for Realistic Watercolour- Winsor and Newton 00 Brush - my favourite brush!
Winsor and Newton 00 Brush
Materials I use or Recommend for Realistic Watercolour - Winsor and Newton Size 5 Brush, a brush that I like to use
Winsor and Newton Size 5 Brush
Mop Brush - Paul Hopkinson uses this for applying background washes
Mop Brush
Materials I use - Bockingford Block Pad - Paul Hopkinson's favourite watercolour paper
Bockingford Block Pad
Materials I use - Painting Board, Paul Hopkinson recommends working on a slight angle, a board helps you do this.
Painting Board
My photo & videoing camera, this little camera films and photographs all my tutorials. A great little compact.
Panasonic Lumix
Materials I use - Masking Fluid, Paul Hopkinson uses this for reserving the white of the paper, or sometimes in between layers of paint too
Masking Fluid
Materials I use - Ceramic mixing palette, recommended by Paul Hopkinson as you can see the shade/tone of your watercolours on the ceramic
Ceramic Palette
Materials I use - Tracedown or Graphite backed paper is a really good tool to enable an accurate outline drawing and ensure you can get quickly on with the painting process itself
Graphite Backed Paper

For more information and guidance on the materials I use or recommend for realistic watercolour, why not check out my blog.  In particular there is a really good post for anyone who is new to watercolours. I also have a Pinterest board dedicated to watercolour painting equipment.  In addition on my YouTube channel you will see me using various materials to create my wildlife paintings.  Finally I hope this little insight into my studio has encouraged you to give this fantastic medium a try.  Or maybe you are simply looking for some things to add to your wish list or buy for a friend.  Whatever your reason for reading this far, I hope you have found this page helpful!

Any questions or queries regarding the materials, please feel free to drop me an email. Paul :-