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Watercolor is a painting on paper or cardboard with colors diluted in water. It is also the name of the technique used in this type of painting, and the colors with which it is done.

The colours used are more or less transparent depending on the amount of water with which it is mixed, and sometimes they show the background of the paper, which is usually white and acts as a real shade.

The product used for painting is composed of pigments bound with gum arabic or honey. Watercolour is used by painting in transparent layers, in order to achieve maximum brilliance and ease in the composition being made.

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MEEDEN Watercolor Paint Set, 42 Assorted Colors Foldable Paint Set with 4 Brushes, Travel Pocket Watercolor Kit for Students Adults Beginning Artist Watercolor Painters Field Sketch Outdoor Painting

  • 42 Colors: Colors are vibrant, strongly pigmented, rich, clear and crisp, easy to blend to create an endless range of colors. Non-toxic, quick to dry, resistant to fading and discoloration from direct sunlight. They make your work colorful and beautiful
  • Watercolor Travel Set: Great portable watercolor paint set, a point tip water brush and a mixing paint palette. Sleek, compact and lightweight watercolor paint set slips easily into your jacket pocket, travel bag and backpack. Perfect size for travel and field sketch painting, affordable and in decent quality
  • New Package Design: Saving Space foldable watercolor paint set hold is easy for pigment display and collapses for easy storage. There are color charts at the bottom of each layer, easier for you choosing colors. The size of this watercolor paint set is 19.5×5×2.4cm(7.7×2×1)inch
  • Widely Use: Art painting kit for adults and kids coloring drawing. Hassle-free painting for home, work, school, and travel, ideal gift for Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Graduation or other celebrations
  • Warm Tips: In order to avoid sticking to each other, better to keep them spread out to dry before folding up. If anything inside appears broken on arrival, let us know and we will get to you within 24 HOURS.
 

MeiLiang Watercolor Paint Set, 36 Vivid Colors in Pocket Box with Metal Ring and Watercolor Brush, Perfect for Students, Kids, Beginners and More

  • 🎨 Adopted High Quality Arabic Gum: The arabic gum can increase the gloss and transparency of watercolors. It will also heighten the intensity of the colors and make the paint more soluble
  • 🎨 High-pigmented: The set has great color selection, high pigment quality, mixes well. And there's no chalky or grainy feel to them after they are dry.
  • 🎨 Well-designed Package: Comes with sturdy metal case with easy to open/close lid, and the flip cover can be used as palette; brush included; the metal ring under the case makes it easy to hold the paint set when you are creating.
  • 🎨 Safe and Fun: ASTMD4236 certified non-toxic, perfect gift for your kids, friends, students and anyone who love painting.
  • 🎨 Satisfaction Guaranteed: We prides ourselves on the high quality of our products, and customer satisfaction is very important to us, so contact us if you have any issues or are unhappy with the product and we will guarantee a resolution
 

Watercolor Techniques for Artists and Illustrators: Learn How to Paint Landscapes, People, Still Lifes, and More.

  • Hardcover Book
  • DK (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 256 Pages - 09/01/2020 (Publication Date) - DK (Publisher)
 

UCreate Watercolor Paper, White, Package, 140 lb., 9" x 12", 50 Sheets

  • Thick 140 lb. watercolor paper
  • Sturdy loose pages are perfect for wet media
  • Great for large groups or classrooms at the beginner to intermediate levels
  • Works well with wet and mixed media techniques
  • Acid-free and recyclable
 

PANDAFLY Watercolor Paint Set, 48 Premium Colors in Gift Box with Bonus Watercolor Paper and Water Brushes, Perfect for Kids, Adults, Beginners, Artists Painting, Sketching, and Illustrating

  • 🎨 AMAZING VALUE: PANDAFLY professional premium 48 assorted vibrant colors watercolour paint set including 36 vibrant colors and 12 glitter color, 3 Watercolor brush (2 round tip & a flat tip), 1 nylon paint brush, 1 HB sketch pencil and 16 Sheets watercolor paper. Colors are vibrant, strongly pigmented, rich, clear and crisp, easy to blend to create an endless range of colors. They make your work colorful and beautiful.
  • 🎨 SAFE & NON-TOXIC: High quality solid pigment, with an elevated concentration of finely ground top permanence rating and durability pigments. The paints are not chalky, they rewet wonderfully, and the paints mix well and are fluid. watercolor paints conform to ASTM D-4236 & EU EN71 standards making them safe for artists of all ages.
  • 🎨 TRAVEL WATERCOLOR SET: 48 high quality half pan watercolors formulated to blend easily, comes in a lightweight and sturdy metal tin box making it very convenient, perfect for a trip. You can paint absolutely anywhere. It is great for coloring books, cardmaking, art journaling, sketching and creating your own artwork.
  • 🎨 Impressive Gift - This watercolor set can make for the most appreciated gift for every artists and generally everyone that loves painting! Good gift for family, neighbors, friends. Best gift for Children. Beautiful personalized gifts for a Birthday, Anniversary, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas, New Years or any special Holidays.
  • 🎨 PURCHASE WUTHOUT RISK: Your satisfaction is always our highest priority. If you don't feel 100% satisfied, please Email us freely. We promise you a replacement or an immediate refund. No risk of buying these portable watercolor paint set from our store. If you love it, add it to cart today!
 

Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint Sketchers' Pocket Box, Half Pans, 14-Pieces

  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colours are a range of water colours that are made to our high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives
  • Cotman Water Colours possess good transparency, excellent tinting strength and good working properties
  • This popular pocket-sized plastic box features an integral mixing palette in the lid
  • This water colour set contains a pocket brush and 12 Cotman Water Colour half pans: Lemon Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Red Pale Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ultramarine, Intense Blue (Phthalo Blue), Viridian Hue, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Chinese White
 

Crayola Washable Watercolors in 8 Vibrant Colors, 12 Paint Sets for Kids, Classroom Supplies, Multi

  • WATERCOLOR PAINT SET: Includes 12 Watercolor Kids Paint Sets, each with 8 colors.
  • AT HOME CRAFTS & INDOOR ACTIVITIES: Keep spirits high with creative art supplies! Simple and fun crafts for kids are a great way to stay thoughtfully engaged and entertained
  • CRAYOLA COLORS: Featured watercolor paints are Red, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Violet, Brown, Green, and Black.
  • PAINTING SUPPLIES: Enjoy beautiful painted outcomes without the preparation time, dry time, or extensive cleanup of traditional kids' paints!
  • SAFE AND NONTOXIC: Ideal for kids 3 & up.
  • GENERAL NOTE: Packaging, contents, and colors may vary. We recommend retaining packaging for future reference.
 

Watercolor Paint Essential Set - 24 Vibrant Colors - Lightweight and Portable - Perfect for Budding Hobbyists and Professional Artists - Paintbrush Included - MozArt Supplies

  • 24 ESSENTIAL COLORS – Our color palette has been carefully selected by a team of artists to help bring your watercolor paintings to life – Colors are vibrant, strongly pigmented, rich, clear, and crisp – Easy to blend to create an endless range of colors! The best art kit to add to your art supplies
  • SLEEK PACKAGING – The watercolor pan paint set comes in a lightweight and sturdy metal box– Card wrap adorned with beautiful artwork created with our paints, makes for a very impressive gift - Includes one paint brush – Metal lid has 3 partitions and can be used as a mixing palette for easy blending of watercolors
  • PREMIUM GRADE – High quality, Non-toxic (ASTM tested) paints perfect for art students and artists – Also a great kids paint set to encourage a passion for kids arts and crafts - Fantastic back-to-school beginners watercolor set too – Ideal gift for Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Graduation
  • PORTABLE – Great travel watercolor set - Paint anywhere: park, beach, train, home, art class or in the studio – Use with MozArt Water Brush Pens for easy on-the-go painting - Also ideal to use with MozArt's watercolor pad and watercolor brush markers
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - MozArt Supplies prides itself on the high quality of its products - Customer satisfaction is very important to us, so contact us if you have any issues or are unhappy with the product and we will guarantee a resolution
 

Wilderness Watercolor Landscapes: 30 Eye-Catching Scenes Anyone Can Master

  • Blume, Kolbie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 176 Pages - 10/06/2020 (Publication Date) - Page Street Publishing (Publisher)
 

Canson XL Series Watercolor Textured Paper Pad for Paint, Pencil, Ink, Charcoal, Pastel, and Acrylic, Fold Over, 140 Pound, 18 x 24 Inch, 30 Sheets

  • Manufactured using sustainable processes
  • Fold over bound with a cold press texture
  • The durable surface stands up to repeated washes
  • 30 sheets of 140 pound/300 grams
  • Acid free 18 x 24 inch paper
 

15-Minute Watercolor Masterpieces: Create Frame-Worthy Art in Just a Few Simple Steps

  • Koliadych, Anna (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 208 Pages - 12/03/2019 (Publication Date) - Page Street Publishing (Publisher)
 

Crayola Washable Watercolors 8 ea (Pack of 2)

  • Good item for making many types of arts and crafts projects
  • They are ideal for home decor projects, holiday ornaments and decorations, or handmade gifts that will add charm
  • Paint brush included
  • Superior Crayola washability
 

Kuretake GANSAI TAMBI watercolor 36 Colors set, Handcrafted, Professional-quality pigment inks for artists and crafters, AP-Certified, Blendable, Show up on dark papers, Made in Japan

  • [36 Colors] Gansai is traditional Japanese watercolor, utilizing colors that are based off those seen in nature, meaning they are vivid and opaque. Pans are carefully filled with paint that is smooth, not granulated, and dries with a slight shiny finish.
  • [Flexible Techniques] Paints do not leave hard edges when dry, making flat-washes easy to accomplish, and are easy to layer with proper technique.
  • [Brush Dexterity] Gansai Tambi Pans are much larger than typical watercolor pans, giving you the ability to use both small or large brushes quite easily.
  • [Palette and Color chart included] Within each Gansai Tambi set is a protective sheet that not only keeps your pans from shifting but can be used as a palette mixer. Each box also includes a color chart so you can swatch the colors yourself and distinguish between them quickly.
  • [Beautiful Packaging, Ideal for Gift-giving] Water-based pigment is ACMI-certified, and packaged in a simple cardboard box with elegant green washi overlay. Perfect for gifts.
 

Transon Round Watercolor Detail Paint Brushes Goat Hair 8pcs for Watercolors,Acrylics,Inks,Gouache,Oil and Tempera

  • Transon round watercolor paint brushes are also suitable for acrylics, inks and gouache. Round are great for detail, wash, fills, and thin to thick lines. This original brush set is only offter by "Transon". Check seller name before purchase.
  • Professional round brushes - Made from GOAT HAIRS and HIGH-GRADE IMPORTED NYLON. NATURAL GOAT HAIRS have great liquid holding ability, SOFT and SMOOTH blending with high-grade nylon gives you perfect sable-like spring back and be able to hold its shape, more AFFORDABLE than genuine kolinsky and sable hair. These brushes do not compromise their quality.
  • Sturdy and Durable - Nickel plated copper ferrules, more DURABLE and double-crimped to the handle, NO WOBBLING.
  • Ergonomic - Well balanced wooden handle finished with champagne-colored metallic finish. Smooth touch, comfy control, it brings you great joy while painting.
  • Brushes come in 8 popular sizes:#0,#1,#2,#3,#4,#5,#6,#7. Extremely versatile size range. Perfect for professionals, artists, students, novices, beginners, adults, and kids.
 

Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days

  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Rainey, Jenna (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 223 Pages - 10/10/2017 (Publication Date) - Watson-Guptill (Publisher)
 

Water Color Paint Set 36 Solid Premium Colors Paints +1 Pcs Art Brushes in Box Portable Watercolor Painting Gift for Kids, Professional Adults, Beginners, Artists Painting, Sketching, and Illustrating

  • 【Enjoy the Painting】Away from mobile phones and electronic products, to embrace the world of art.You can painting anywhere:countryside, beach, train, garden, indoors, park, in the studio.Enjoy the fun of painting, to discover the beauty of the world, cultivate sentiments.
  • 【36 Colors High-Grade pigmented】The set has 36 great color selection. The powder is finely ground to make it strong and durable without cracking.Mixed well and increase the gloss and transparency of watercolors. No chalky or grainy feeling after drying.also easy soluble in water.
  • 【Fantastic Gift】This watercolour paint set are suitable for beginners, painting lovers, kids, adults, Professional ,Artists Painting, Sketching, and Illustrating.Perfect gift for Birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Graduation, or other celebrations.Bring the gift to them and open the gate of watercolor painting set.
  • 【Safe & Non-Toxic & No Odor】Our watercolors paint set conform to ASTM D-4236 & EN71 safety standards,And make sure that each paint is safe for all children of over 3 years old and adults.
  • 【Premium Service】Gastatune provides 24 hours professional & nice customer service,our customer service team always standby to resolve problems,so please feel free to contact us via amazon email ,we will provide satisfied solutions to you.
 

GenCrafts Watercolor Palette with Bonus Paper Pad Includes 48 Premium Colors - 2 Refillable Water Blending Brush Pens - No Mess Storage Case - 15 Sheets of Water Color Paper - Portable Painting

  • AMAZING VALUE: Experience why our customers rave about the quality and value of our watercolor palette
  • REAL BRUSH TIP: Water pens have flexible nylon paint brush tips allow for broad and fine strokes
  • HIGH QUALITY AND DURABLE: Carefully crafted for ease of use, and are suitable for all skill levels
  • PORTABLE: No leaks, no hassle, no mess; Easy art on the go with a convenient storage case
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Any concerns with your product? Contact us directly and receive a response within 24 hours
 

Strathmore 105-210-1 Watercolor Cards, Cold Press, 5" x 6.875", 50 Envelopes, Cards & Envelopes

  • Heavyweight watercolor cards have excellent surface strength and resists buckling.
  • Ideal for watercolor, gouache, or acrylic paints.
  • Cards: 140 lb / 300 gsm
  • Envelopes: 70 lb. / 104 gsm
  • Cold Press surface
 

AROIC Watercolor Brush Set, with a Watercolor Paint, 36 Color,and a Package of 10 Brushes of Different Sizes, The Best Gift for Beginners, Children and Art Lovers.

  • Various colors: watercolor pigment tray, with 36 different bright and beautiful colors, to meet your strong demand for color. At the same time, the packaging box is packed in a strong and durable plastic box, which is convenient for storage and carrying.
  • High Quality Brushes: Independently packaged brushes, 10 multi-functional brushes with different sizes, durable anti shedding bristles, rust proof nickel ferrule and strong wooden handle. You can use the brush to describe the details of your paintings.
  • Safe and Non-toxic: Watercolor pigment set does not have any harmful substances, please feel free to use.
  • Convenience: you can use this watercolor paint set to paint anywhere you want.
  • Service: If our products have any quality problems, you can contact us, we have a special one-to-one customer service.
 

Arches Watercolor Paper Pad, 140 pound, Hot Press, 9"x12"

  • The hot press finish is primarily used for portraits. Discreet and reserved, it focuses attention on the subject of the work, emphasizing the drawing
  • All Arches papers are cylinder mould made as they have been for over a century. With long fibers, this thick, stable sheet is beautiful, durable, and resillient.
  • Each sheet of Arches Watercolour is tub-sized in a bath of pure natural gelatin and then air dried to add additional strength and durability
  • The best quality control. Our paper undergoes sophisticated testing and monitoring, with every sheet individually inspected to assure the finest quality
  • Contains one pad with 12 sheets, 300 GSM

History of watercolor

Everything suggests that watercolour painting followed the invention of paper in China (attributed to the eunuch Cai Lun, advisor to Emperor He of the Eastern Han dynasty), in the 2nd century AD. Already in the 13th century the Arabs introduced papermaking in Spain and the technology spread to Italy decades later. Some of the oldest paper manufacturers include Fabriano (in Italy), opened in 1276, and Arches (in France), opened in 1492.

The predecessor of watercolour in Europe was fresco – wall painting using pigments in an aqueous medium on wet lime mortar. A good example of a fresco is the Sistine Chapel, begun in 1508 and completed in 1514. The first known use of watercolor in Europe is by the Italian Renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio (1483-1520), who painted on large cardboards as sketches for tapestries. In Germany, Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528) painted watercolors in the 15th century. The first watercolor school in Europe was led by Hans Bol (1534-1593), who was influenced by Dürer’s creations. Among the British masters who used watercolor can be cited including Van Dyck, Thomas Gainsborough, John Constable, Paul Sandby and Joseph Mallord William Turner, considered by some authors as a precursor of the techniques that would later develop the avant-garde. In the Spanish painting of the 20th century, artists such as Julio Quesada Guilabert, Ceferino Olivé, Francisco Bonnín Guerín, José Comas Quesada or Alberto Manrique can be mentioned.

In Japan, the watercolor executed with ink is called “Sumi-e”. In Chinese, Korean and Japanese painting it has been a dominant pictorial medium, often executed in monochromatic black or sepia tones.

Composition and techniques

Watercolour, a transparent painting technique (unlike gouache, which is more opaque) uses fine pigments or inks, mixed with gum arabic to give it body and glycerine or honey to give it viscosity and to bind the dye to the painting surface. All watercolors pale when exposed to the sun, the colors remain the better the quality of the pigments. It is possible to find the colors in tubes or tablets, in both forms the differences between pigments are appreciated, for example with manganese blue a granulation is obtained.

The watercolour technique is based on the superimposition of transparent layers -washes-, using the whiteness of the paper to obtain effects and touches of light. As more washes are superimposed, the color becomes deeper. The colour of the watercolour can be modified by adding or removing water, using brushes, sponges or rags.

The washing technique allows for the creation of gradients or uniform washings, even overlapping colours. With the wet on wet technique, the watercolor is painted on the previously wet support, obtaining a different effect. Pigment washings can also be performed once dry, depending on the paper, pigment and water temperature. Cleaning with a sponge or other absorbent element, scraping, are some examples of the wide possibilities offered by watercolour. The colours used can only be used if they are transparent (depending on the amount of water in the mixture) and sometimes allow the background of the paper to be seen (white), which acts as another true shade.

Types of media

The most common support for this technique is paper, there is a great variety of textures, thicknesses, weights and colors, your choice depends on the style of the artist. The watercolor paper is classified according to the number of grams per square meter, this varies between 190 and 800 grams, the higher the weight, the more the paper will resist the pigment and water. The weight of the paper is the second consideration for your choice, it will depend on how much water you use, since the pigment should not run and the paper should not curl. To prevent the paper from curling, it is pre-wetted and glued to a wooden fence, thus tightening it.

Another less used support is fabric or woven. There are three standard types of paper:

  1. Hot-pressed paper, has a hard and smooth surface, many artists consider a surface too slippery and smooth for watercolor.
  2. Cold pressed paper, is textured, semi rough, suitable for wide and smooth washings.
  3. Rough paper, a grainy surface, when a wash is applied you get a mottled effect from the paper’s cavities.

The choice of grain is based on your needs.

Satin grain: offers a very smooth surface, which is perfectly suited to fine lines and treatment of details.

Fine grain: this is the most frequently used texture. Its surface, neither too smooth nor too marked, slightly rougher than the satin grain, is easy to use and adapts to (almost) all situations.

The coarse grain: with its more pronounced texture, which tends to attenuate details, it demands a certain technical mastery. Not very well suited to themes rich in detail, it is suitable for colour or relief effects.