All Creatures: Supply List - Jeanne Oliver

Supply List

I have created a FAVES page on my website that will give you quick links to my favorite products on Amazon – go to my FAQS and FAVES page on my website – look for them in BOLDThese links are based on basic Amazon searches so be sure to shop around for the best prices – I am not responsible for purchase of incorrect products or shipping delays.

Artist-grade watercolors I will be using two brands of watercolors, Daniel Smith tube watercolors and Sennelier pan watercolors. Both are higher-end watercolors and are an investment. If you do not have experience with watercolors, you can use a set you have on-hand but you may be able to create, blend or lift colors as do in the class videos. If you have taken my previous classes, I have recommended the Grumbacher Transparent Pan Watercolors. This is still a great set and a good place to start BUT I will not be using them in my videos. We are taking it up a notch this year.

·        Daniel Smith Tube Watercolors You’ll have to build your own set with these. I suggest going in on tubes with friends and sharing via mail. I will show you how I set up my palette in class. You’ll also see “dot” color charts if you click on the link. These dot charts are a great way to try out the paints and probably have enough to paint a few illustrated animals and figure out how seriously awesome the paints are!

·        Sennelier Pan Watercolors These pan watercolors are stunning. Super rich deep color pigment and they travel really well. There are several different colors and you can pop out different colors and replace them with new faves as you use them and get to know them. You can also pop them out and put them in whatever order you like. This is a MUST for me!

·        Grumbacher Transparent Watercolor Set This is a newbie set. If you have been using these for a while, it’s time to take it up a notch. If you don’t want to invest and want to buy something – buy these. Be sure to buy the TRANSPARENT SET!!


Artist-grade watercolor paper I currently have two papers in my stash. Stay away from anything less than 140 lb, wire-bound, or block paper.

In other words, get:

·        artist-quality of at least 140 lb.

·        cold-press

·        tape-bound or pre-cut loose paper

·        in a size that you can easily cut down

My stash includes

·        Canson Moulin du Roy cold-press, tape-bound

·        Strathmore 500 Series cold-press, pre-cut

·        Strathmore 400 Series cold-press, tape-bound


Artist-grade watercolor-only brushes I have a bazillion brushes and am not a huge snob about what brands I use. I do, however, keep my watercolor brushes in a separate container and ONLY use them for watercolors. For this class, we will be using several different shapes and sizes. I always suggest working with what you have and adding to your collection AFTER you watch the videos to see what you think might work for you. For the color work at the beginning of the class, we will be using angled brushes. For our illustrations, we will be using filberts and round brushes.

If you don’t have any brushes, start with a few of the Cotman Watercolor Brushes

·        Round or Designer Round, sizes 0-6 (Cotman #111 or #222)

·        Filbert, sizes sizes 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 (Cotman #668)

·        Angle, sizes 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 (Cotman #667)

Mechanical Pencils I don’t use pens (duh!) at all. Just mechanical pencils. I suggest investing in a mechanical pencil with a .3 lead. You will NOT be able to find one at a local shop very easily – I buy mine online. Be sure to buy lead refills and a good white, vinyl eraser since the one that comes on the pencil is gone in about a minute! These are a few that are in my stash right now.

·        Pilot Mechanical Fure Corone

·        Pilot Uni Alpha-Gel Slim Mechanical Pencil


Other supplies I’ll be using (as of 1/3/16) – these are the supplies that might change slightly so check back!

·        white vinyl eraser

·        clear container of clean water

·        paper towels (plain white is best)

·        table salt

·        spray bottle with clean water (to prime your pans before use)

·        bristol paper/art journal for illustration practice

·        scissors

·        scraps of patterned paper, ephemera, ribbon and fabric scraps

·        clear liquid adhesive

These are optional supplies but keep in mind I will be using them!

·        white erase lap board

·        white artists tape

·        General’s Sketch and Wash Pencil

·        sewing machine

·        craft dryer (NOT embossing gun)

·        paper punch in shape of tab

·        pre-cut custom mat (these are in my shop at

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