My Top 10

Favorite Art Supplies

One of my secrets to is always carry a sketchbag!  One may paint in the car or whenever!  Strive to sketch 20 hours a week – in one year you will have painted 1,000 hours.  After 10 years you will have accomplished 10,000 hours and you will be a master!


Art Supplies that Travel Well in a Sketch bag

Note: These art supplies can be purchased anywhere however Dickblick is nearly always the cheapest I have found, including from amazon.

Strathmore visual journal (140 lb.) 5x8

Tthis watercolor sketchbook is small and has great watercolor paper to get you creating on the go!

Tombow Dual Brush Pens

Incredible Watercolor Markers.  I use them weekly.


Niji Water brush

a water brush with a water supply - no mess!

Derwent inktense pencils

Watercolor pencils that are made from ink – very bright and colorful.

Sargent Watercolor crayons

Very fun to create watercolors!

Pentel Oil Pastels

Inexpensive and very opaque.

Yarka 12 Color Watercolor Paint

Most Inexpensive set of high quality watercolors.


Oil Paint that Doesn't Slow you Down

Griffin Alkyd Winsor Newton Oil Paint

this oil paint dries in 24 hours, so you don’t have to wait a week for layers to dry.

Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colors

Water-based Oil Paint – no need for turpentine – just use water!  Great for plein air studies or painting around kids!

Shiva Oil Sticks

Oil paint sticks that dry in 24 hours!