It always amazes me the array of paper, paint, brushes and watercolor supplies available for the beginner, intermediate and advanced painters to choose from.
And the truth of the matter is we need so little in the way of paper, paint, brushes and other painting supplies at so little financial cost.
New students always and naturally so ask how much it will cost to start. You could budget about $70.00, but the good news is about 60 percent of the start-up cost is paint. A tube of paint will last several months. I paint six days a week and a tube might last me 2 – 3 months.
Here is a hobby that can be turned into a source of income fairly easily.
Painting supplies are a matter of taste or preference for the artist. So you may well say “Jim, I am just starting out and don’t have a preference,” or “Jim, I have been painting for a short while and have never read-up on supplies or materials,” or on the other hand you might say “Jim, I have been painting a long time and have developed a preference, but I’m always willing to look at fresh ideas.”
That being said, I will give you good (no excellent) ideas about watercolor brushes, paper, and paints.