Join me and paint a little stack of pumpkins! October is my favorite month, and there’s no better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a simple squash painting. This is a beginner watercolor tutorial that introduces the wet-on-wet technique as well as the wet-on-dry technique. The painting will take about an hour to complete with drying time. Any watercolor materials will work, but I use the specific following items (see list below).
I do want to note that I recognize these are professional watercolor products and therefore more expensive. You can certainly participate in this tutorial with more economical products. These are just what I use at home, and I recommend trying these products if you plan to continue your watercolor practice. The brush and paints specifically will last a very long time, and over time you may end up saving money by purchasing quality brushes as opposed to ones that break down and lose fibers in a short period of time.
I am not part of an affiliate program. These are honestly the products that I prefer to use.
- Paints: Derwent Inktense Paint Pan Set of 24 colors
- This paint pan set comes with a waterbrush that will work perfectly for the tutorial. No need to purchase an extra brush!
- Paper: Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Block
- This paper has a very smooth finish and holds up to substantial water applications.
- Brush: Escoda Optimo Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brush, Reservoir Liner, Size 10
- This is one of my favorite quality watercolor brushes because of the super fine tip, and it will last a lifetime.
- I use about four watercolor brushes on a regular basis. They were each an investment, but I am able to paint nearly all of my work with just the four brushes. If you are new to watercolor and not quite ready to make the investment, try one of these brushes or use the waterbrush that comes with Derwent paint pan sets.
- Economical brush option: Blick Scholastic Wonder White Synthetic Brushes