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Blick is my go to art supply store. They have great prices and they also have a free shipping option.
Here are my favorite brands:
Strathmore 300 Series Watercolor Pad (tapebound)
Canson XL Watercolor Pad
Fabriano Studio Watercolor Pad
The sizes I use most are 2, 4, 6, 8
These are some of my favorite brands that are of great quality and reasonably priced:
Silver Black Velvet
Princeton Heritage 4050R
Escoda Versatil (a bit more expensive)
Watercolor Paint – Pan
Prang Semi-moist Watercolor Pan
Grumbacher Watercolor Pan Sets
Sakura Koi Watercolor
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Pan Sets
Daniel Smith Watercolor Half Pan Sets
Koh-I-Noor Watercolor Wheel Set
Watercolor Paint (Tubes)
Here are some of my favorite colors from my favorite brands:
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
Suggested Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Hansa Yellow, Sap Green, Burn Sienna, Raw Umber, Moonglow, Opera Pink, Payne’s Grays, Undersea Green
Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolor Tubes
Suggested Colors: Winsor Yellow, Winsor Red, Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Neutral Tint, Opera Rose
You don’t need to get too many colors to begin with. Get the primary colors and a few others that you love. Then you can build up as you go. You can check out more colors here.