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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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ARTISTRO Watercolor Paint Set, 48 Vivid Colors in Tin Box, Including Metallic and Fluorescent Colors. Watercolor Paints Perfect for Adults and Kids, Art Supplies for Beginners and Professional Artist

  • Amazing Quality for the Money: Your water coloring paint art comes to life in vibrant colors with high-quality art materials, designed for beginners and professional artists. Bright water colors with the addition of neon and metallic colors are completely water-soluble and have high quality pigments.Ideal for coloring books, business cards, art diaries, sketching, bullet journaling, lettering and creating your own artwork on watercolor pad,card making, art journaling, sketching and more
  • High-pigmented: Watercolor paint has an incredible palette of colors, mixes well, rich high pigment quality. They are dry fast , fading resistant and have excellent fluid.
  • Elegant Design & Giftable Box: Lightweight rose tin box of our best watercolor sets is stylish and ergonomic, also the perfect gift for all art-loving students, artists, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Best gift for Children, Mothers day, Valentine's Day, Gift for family.
  • Everything you need in one set: Our Artistro watercolor paint set adult contains everything to start painting right now - 40 High quality pigment colors including amazing 4 Fluorescent and 4 Metallic Colors, Metal box, 10 sheets of 300g Watercolor Paper, Exclusive Water Brush Pen, Sponge, Drawing Pencil, Brush, Eraser, Swatch Sheet. This set is thought out to the smallest detail, enjoy your creativity wherever you are, with Artistro water color set
  • Non-Toxic, No Odor: Artistro watercolor set conform to ASTM d-4236 & EN71 safety standards Please keep from direct contact with food. Water color paint are suitable for both kids above age 3 and adults
 

Watercolor Workbook: 30-Minute Beginner Botanical Projects on Premium Watercolor Paper

  • Paige Tate & Co. (Producer) - Simon, Sarah (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 76 Pages - 04/27/2021 (Publication Date) - Paige Tate & Co (Publisher)
 

Artistro Watercolor Paint Set, 48 Vivid Colors in Portable Box, Including Metallic and Fluorescent Colors. Perfect Travel Watercolor Set for Artists, Amateur Hobbyists and Painting Lovers

  • Amazing Quality for the Money: Your watercolor art comes to life in vibrant colors with high-quality art materials, designed for both beginners and professional artists. Brilliant and bright water colors with the addition of neon and metallic colors are completely water-soluble and have high quality pigments.Ideal for coloring books, business cards, art diaries, sketching, bullet journaling, lettering and creating your own artwork on watercolor pad,сard making, art journaling, sketching and more
  • Watercolor paints in your pocket: This is the most Portable and Convenient watercolor kit you can find on Amazon. Watercolor travel set comes with everything you need to create watercolor art at home or on the go. Create your artwork anywhere with this beautiful travel watercolor kit, from the studio to the seaside, park, porch, back yard and garden.
  • Elegant Design & Giftable Box: Lightweight mint tin box is stylish and ergonomic, also the perfect gift for all art-loving students, artists, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Birthday, Best gift for Children, Mothers day, Valentine's Day, Gift for family.
  • Everything you need in one set: Our Artistro watercolor paint set contains everything to start painting right now - 40 High quality pigment colors including amazing 4 Fluorescent and 4 Metallic Colors, Metal box, 10 sheets of 300g Watercolor Paper, Exclusive Water Brush Pen, Sponge, Drawing Pencil, Brush, Eraser, Swatch Sheet. This set is thought out to the smallest detail, enjoy your creativity wherever you are, with Artistro watercolor paint set
  • Non-Toxic, No Odor: Artistro water color paints conform to ASTM d-4236 & EN71 safety standards Please keep from direct contact with food. Water color paints are suitable for both kids above age 3 and adults
 

AROIC Watercolor Paint 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.
 
Everyday Watercolor: Learn to Paint Watercolor in 30 Days
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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)
 

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

  • 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.
 

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: non-toxic and easy to apply, Meiliang(Pretty excellent) the perfect gift for your family, friends, and anyone who loves 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
 

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)
 

Watercolor Artist

  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • F+W Media (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 11/30/2016 (Publication Date) - Peak Media Properties, LLC (Publisher)
 

Upgraded 48 Colors Watercolor Paint, Washable Watercolor Paint Set with 3 Paint Brushes and Palette, Non-toxic Water Color Paints Sets for Kids, Adults, Beginners and Artists, Make Your Painting Talk

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    3 IN 1 Perfect Paint Set---This portable watercolor paint set comes with 48 colors solid water color paints and 3 wooden brushes that don’t shed hairs. Removable transparent lid can also be transformed into a palette

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    Safety and Quality Online Simultaneously---100%non-toxic tested and certified for safe use, conforms to MSDS, acid-free, vibrantcolors, high transparency, easy to dissolve and blend, washable and quick-drying. Ideals of water colors for children, adults, students and teachers

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    Easy To Carry--- Large capacity but lightweight-12 oz, Size-11.2*6.7*0.9 in. Take our watercolor pan like a notebook wherever: indoors, countryside, beach, park, garden and city. Capture every beautiful moment in your life by watercolor painting whenever inspiration strikes

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    Upgraded Set---Before now, water color set has only 36 colors, attached 1 brush whose handle was cheap plastic, the brush hair was hard to use and easy to break. Those days are over. Now you can get 48 water-based colors with 3 wooden brushes that have soft nylon hair. It won’t break your budget!

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    What You Get---1 x 48 watercolor cakes + 3 x brushes. Our worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service. Age Range: 3 Years & Up. Ideal for learning color theory and color mixing

 

Alfred Dunner Women's Petite Watercolor Leaf Printed Two for ONE TOP, Wisteria/Peach, PS

  • You'll love our women's watercolor leaf printed two-for-one top! This lightweight mixed media top features three-quarter length sleeves and a front panel in a delicate lace mesh fabric, with subtle beading at the jewel neck inner.
  • MADE WITH HEART AND SOUL: Alfred Dunner Inc. is a family-owned company based on two key pillars: heart and soul, both of which are embedded in the clothing we create and the culture we live and breathe
 
Watercolor Techniques For Artists and Illustrators
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Watercolor Techniques For Artists and Illustrators

  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • DK (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 09/01/2020 (Publication Date) - DK (Publisher)
 

Painting Wild Places with Watercolors: Learn To Paint Cayo Costa

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Gary Spetz Watercolor Studio (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
 

Watercolor Snacks: Inspiring Lessons for Sketching and Painting Your Favorite Foods

  • Voloshin-Smith, Volta (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 07/27/2021 (Publication Date) - Rocky Nook (Publisher)
 

Windsor & Newton Artist Watercolor 5ml 24 Color Set

  • From July 2021 : Cadmium Red Deep (097) -> Cadmium Free Red Deep (895)
 
Teaching Art - Watercolor Secrets
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Teaching Art - Watercolor Secrets

  • Reid, Charles (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
 
Keebor Basic 12-Colors Washable Watercolor Paint Bulk Set of 24 with Wood Brushes for Kids
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Keebor Basic 12-Colors Washable Watercolor Paint Bulk Set of 24 with Wood Brushes for Kids

  • Simple design, stable quality, supply for the world over 20 years, As a professional art material manufacturer, every product is strictly checked before leaving the factory
  • KID SAFE & WASHABLE: All colors for kids are washable and ASTM Non-Toxic, perfect for any kids age 3+, classroom, students, parties or adults painting
  • WOOD BRUSHES: Each set of paint comes with a quality wooden brush. The moment receive the item, you can begin to paint no waiting
  • BEST BULK SUPPLIES SET: Perfect watercolors bulk paint pack for your art and craft projects, classroom needs and party favors or gift bags
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: We will handle and solve all the product' problems immediately for you. If there is any damaged during shipping, we provide full refund
 

Modern Watercolor Botanicals

  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Simon, Sarah (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 218 Pages - 05/19/2020 (Publication Date) - Paige Tate & Co (Publisher)
 

Wall Pops DWPK2466 Watercolor Dots Wall Art Kit, Pink

  • Peel and stick, repositionable
  • Safe for walls: always removable and leave no sticky residue
  • Sticks to most smooth, flat surfaces
  • Comes on four 17.25-in x 9.75-In sheets
  • Contains 59 pieces
 

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Paint, Plus Set 24 Half Pans, Set of 24

  • 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.
  • Uses the PLUS cartridge system which offers great pan security and versatility.
  • This water colour set contains a Cotman Series 111 No.3 brush and 24 Cotman Water Colour half pans: Lemon Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Orange Hue, Cadmium Red Pale Hue, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Purple Lake, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue Hue, Cerulean Blue Hue, Intense Blue (Phthalo Blue), Viridian Hue, Emerald, Hooker's Green Dark, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Indian Red, Burnt Umber, Payne's Gray, Lamp Black, Chinese White.

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.