I am a firm believer in getting great tools and supplies the first time - my unofficial motto is "start as you mean to continue"
Here are some of my favourite things that I don't want to live without....
Watercolour paper for every day use- I recommend starting off with something inexpensive (but still lovely) so that you are free to not be too precious with it. I am always delighted by the quality of this pad of watercolour paper from Michael's
Watercolour paper for special projects -
-I love everything from Beam Paints - I have the full set on one of their reclaimed wood palettes but the Beam Paints Spectrum 11 Palette would also be a great place to start) To get started, you'll just need the basics in terms of colours. you can mix almost anything from the primary colours and a mid tone and a dark
-Alternatively this is a great starter watercolour palette too.
-I love these brushes by Princeton you could probably get by with a couple rounds in size 3 and 4 for just about all your watercolour painting needs.
-I also recommend a Princeton Flat Shader in size 4 for this project - it will make your clean lines on the vase so much easier to achieve.
Pens for embellishments
-Micron pens are the best, in my opinion. I like to have a variety of sizes. I like a super teeny one for signing small work and itsy bitsy details. I'd say start with a 0.1 and a 0.5.
-For making clean, white, bold white highlights and lines on watercolour work there is no other option than a Uni-ball Signo brand white pen
My art classes focus on uncovering your own inherent talent and uncovering and aligning with your own unique style