Mark McFerron

– Unorthodox Watercolorist –

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Mark's ultimate choice, a brand of watercolors with a proven track record. This is his favorite cherished paint that never fails to deliver superior results. 

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M. Graham & Co 1/2-Ounce Set of  Tube Watercolor Paint, Basic 5-Color Set


• Artist quality watercolor paint made with natural blackberry honey

• Watercolor made with honey absorbs moisture from the air preventing 

    hardening on the palette or in the tube

• Just a spritz with water and the color is ready to use

• Extraordinary strength that is easily diluted for smooth controlled washes

    and deeper darks

• Made in the USA

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M. Graham 1/2-Ounce Tube 5 Color Gouache Paint Primary Set.


• Artist quality gouache paint made with pure blackberry honey

• Free from chalk and opacifying adulterants

• Reflective matte finish provides a vehicle to be used alone or in mixed media 

    combination with watercolor

•High pigment loads of deep dense color

•Made in the USA

Schmincke - AKADEMIE®AQUARELL Watercolor Box, full assortment 24 x 1/2 pans, highly lightfast colors, fine artists' watercolors.


Schmincke has been producing the best, finest artists' colors Made in Germany since 1881.   AKADEMIE AQUARELL is a stable metal box, with 24 half pans of fine artists' watercolors. This is an ideal starter box for watercolor painting, the many brilliant colors are perfect for mixing many other colors.

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Sable Watercolor Brushes Professional, Fuumuui 8 Pcs Kolinsky Sable Brush Set: Perfect for Watercolors,  Acrylics &  Gouache Painting.

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Paint Set, Studio Set, 45 Half Pans w/ Brush.  Good quality for the novice artist. 

5 PACK OF 300LB PAPER

10 PACK OF 140LB PAPER

Arches Watercolor Block 12x16-inch Natural White 100% Cotton Paper - 20 Sheets of Arches Watercolor Paper 140 lb Cold Press -  for Watercolor, Gouache, Ink, Acrylic and More.

Arches 22 x 30 In. Paper Watercolor Cold Press - 5 Pack, 300 lb.


In my artistic journey, paper takes precedence, surpassing even the choice of paint brand. It's a steadfast rule: committing to top-notch paper is a must, whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro. Period.


I’m often asked about 300lb. vs 140lb.  I simply find painting on 300lb. much easier and has a better humanistic feel to it.  Remember most artists cut or tear a SINGLE sheet into halves or quarters, even down to sub quarters which will give you (8) 7.5 x 5.5 smaller sheets. 

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Arches 22 x 30 In. Paper Watercolor Cold Press - 10 Pack, 140lb.


For me, the kind of paper comes first even over the brand of paint being used.  

Investing in high-quality paper is non-negotiable, whether you're a novice exploring art or a seasoned professional – end of story. 


Remember most artists cut or tear a SINGLE sheet into halves or quarters, even down to sub quarters which will give you (8) 7.5 x 5.5 smaller sheets. 

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