2023 Holiday Gifts for Watercolor Artists – Compiled by Sarah Webb and Kelly Kane
It doesn’t have to be difficult to find a gift for the watercolor artist in your life – even if it seems like they have every single art supply, there’s always something new to try! This list has it all: beautiful paints, gorgeous frames, and even a special “gifts under $50” section. If you’re anything like us, a few of these might make it into your cart as gifts for yourself, too.
The contains cool and warm primary colors, a secondary green, and four earth colors, with 12 empty half pans to add your own colors. Priced at $66.05 at Daniel Smith Watercolor Half Pan Set dickblick.com.
The vivacious colors of the were inspired by the original French Impressionists’ palette. $68.17 at Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolor Travel Set dickblick.com.
The is full of deep, rich colors priced at $99.99. Visit QoR Artist Watercolors Mini 12-pan Set qorcolors.com for more information.
Take your favorite brushes wherever your creative journey leads with the for $56.14 at Princeton Neptune Series 4750 Synthetic Squirrel Round Travel Brush Set dickblick.com.
Showcase your artwork with a hand-crafted custom-made frame from . Frames crafted with traditional techniques in mahogany, walnut, and oak. Priced from $200-$1,000 at FrameCraft.us. Email FrameCraft for a custom consultation. [email protected]
Art Workshops on Video
With hundreds of hours of painting instruction available on video or digital download through , there are endless possibilities for learning how to paint any subject. PaintTube.tv
For the EXTRA special artist in your life – A ticket to …
is a can’t-miss virtual art conference Watercolor Live
Gifts Under $50
Browse this collection of gifts for artists – all under $50!
Give the gift of sketching on the go! The SketchBuddyTM Binder V2.0 comes with a mini drawing board and can be customized with other accessories (available separately). $47.99 at judsonsart.com.
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The Blick Utility Apron offers all-day comfort and heavy-duty protection against splatters for $23.99 at dickblick.com.
Never lose your brushes with the Easel Brush Clip. Simply clip it to the side of your easel, studio or plein air! $27.97 for one, $44.97 for two, $57.97 for three at easelbrushclip.com.
Unlike other red lenses, these $26.95 are specially created to remove all colors so you can see the notes, or values, in any scene or photo. Once you look through these, you may be surprised how far off your perceived value notes were! Paint by Note Value Specs
A video workshop teaching “The Easiest Way in the World to Learn Painting (Even if You Have No Talent)– great for aspiring artists!
offer all the attributes of natural hair but are vegan-friendly. Ideal for watercolor, they have a fine point, excellent spring, and water retention. Priced from $12.95 – $85.50. Raphael Stradivarius Synthetic Kolinsky brushes
Iain Stewart’s book on watercolor: “En Plein Air – Light and Color.” Geared for beginning artists, En Plein Air: Light & Color introduces a variety of techniques for on-location watercolor painting.