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Michael Solovyev

As part of IWM TV, a range of artists from different countries have produced a variety of watercolour tutorials for your viewing, available to re-watch on demand with our streaming service.

Watercolour Tutorial:

Reference photo:

Step-by-step photos:

Daniel Smith watercolor in tubes:

  • Phthalo Blue GS
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Indigo
  • Perylene Violet
  • Quinacridone Sienna
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Quinacridone Deep Gold
  • In case of impossibility, any other professional brand.
  • Small sets for travel are NOT recommended.


  • 100% cotton 300 gsm (140 pounds) paper from Saunders or Arches, Extra White, Rough, size 15 x 15 inches.


  • Michael recommends the brushes of his design from his website,
  • Chinese calligraphy brush is highly recommended.
  • Strong hair flat brush, goat or synthetic. He will use 5-Line Flat goat brush. These brushes (5 or 7 lines) are highly recommended.
  • Soft squirrel brushes are not recommended. Any kind of Liner.


  • Masking tape
  • Any board to stretch paper on
  • Paper towels

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