Hazel Soan's Vacation Workshop Materials List

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100% cotton paper – eg Saunders Waterford, Arches - rough surface 140lb+ in sketchblocks or spiral bound watercolour sketchbooks, c. size 7” x 11” upwards to 16”x20”.


2B, putty rubber, pencil sharpener/blade


Enamel paintbox with palette, pans and tubes of Artist’s Quality Watercolour. Hazel uses Schmincke and a few Winsor & Newton. Bring your own normal set of colours, Hazel's palette includes the following:

  • Blues: Ultramarine Blue Finest, Prussian Blue, Phthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue.
  • Yellows: Yellow Raw Ochre, Aureolin, Indian Yellow.
  • Reds: Alizarin Crimson, Ruby Red (Permanent Rose), Cadmium Red, Light Red.
  • Other: Transparent Orange, Schmincke Violet, Permanent Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Indigo, Sepia Brown (optional), Chinese White; Titanium White.


Bring your normal brushes. Hazel uses sable watercolour brushes in the following sizes:

  • Round, sizes 10, 8, 6, 4 (size 12 optional)
  • Large 3/4” flat brush
  • Fine rigger


3 small clear water pots and plastic half litre reservoir bottle.


  • Kitchen roll/rag.
  • Masking fluid (wrap well, beware this does not spill or leak in your luggage) and masking fluid applicator (do not use your brushes to apply).
  • Natural sponge.
  • Folding Stool
  • Lightweight Folding Easel
  • Art Bag to carry materials and folder for keeping finished sketches/paintings safe
  • Sun hat + sun screen