what paint will you use?
Choose your painting media (watercolor, oils or acrylics) and the brushes suitable for the media.
Professional artist grade
paints have more pigment and cover better than student paints.
what will you paint on?
Choose a painting support suitable for your media - paper, canvas or panels.
what size will your painting be?
Small things like hummingbirds or butterflies normally go into small sizes.
Landscapes and seascapes are usually painted larger.