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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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Canson 100510941 XL Series Watercolor Pad, 1 Pack, Multicolor

  • Cold press textured paper.
  • Recommended for use with watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink, marker, colored pencil, pencil, charcoal, and pastel.
  • Durable surface withstands repeated washes.
  • Acid free. Natural white color and texture
  • Also available in 11" x 14", 12" x 18", and 18" x 24".
 

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
 

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)
 
Arches Watercolor Paper Pad, 140 pound, Cold Press, 9'x12'
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Arches Watercolor Paper Pad, 140 pound, Cold Press, 9"x12"

  • The cold press finish has a light texture and is the most common. It reflects light well, retaining the transparent quality of watercolours. A light grain makes it easier to achieve certain details
  • 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
 

Van Gogh Watercolor Paint Set, Plastic Pocketbox, 12x10ml General Selection

  • Van Gogh watercolors are a student and artist level range of paints featuring brilliant, transparent, and intense colors with high tinting strength.
  • Most colors are rated with the highest degree of lightfastness +++ (100+ years under museum conditions) with a few colors rated just one step below at ++ (25-100 years under museum conditions).
  • Thanks to the purity and uniform viscosity, these watercolors are easy to work with and easy to mix.
  • Proudly produced in Holland with stringent quality control for a consistent experience with every purchase.
  • See the description for content details of this set.
 

Watercolor Paint Set with 48 Premium Paints, Water Color Paint Set Includes 2 Artist Brushes, Palette, 140lb/300G Watercolor Paper Pad and Watercolor Painting eCourse, Travel Watercolor Set

  • 🌟 ESSENTIAL WATERCOLOR PAINTING SET FOR ADULTS - Offering unbeatable value, this watercolor kit includes 48 premium colors, 2 artist grade water color brushes, paint palette, and 20-sheet 300G watercolor paper pad; Everything you need to start your watercolor painting journey;
  • 🌟 WATER COLOR PAINTS FOR ARTISTS - With an amazing color selection, this watercolor set comes with 48 high-pigmented and vibrant colors in removable and reusable half pans; Paints are fluid, mix well and create unique palettes; No chalky or grainy feel to them after dry;
  • 🌟 WATERCOLOR BRUSHES AND PAPER FOR ARTISTS - Includes sizes 12 and 8 watercolor brushes with high-quality synthetic hair; Brushes have flexible bristles that allow you to effortlessly achieve broad or fine strokes; Includes 20-sheet paper pad with 140lb/300G cold press textured paper; Great watercolor paper for mastering watercolor techniques;
  • 🌟 BONUS WATERCOLOR PAINTING COURSE - Our beautifully illustrated e-course covers the basics of watercolor painting and has 8 step-by-step watercolor lessons for you to practice your new skill. Easily access the course using your phone, computer or iPad; Perfect for adult beginners and experienced artists;
  • 🌟100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED SAFE AND FUN TRAVEL WATERCOLOR SET - ASTM D-4236 certified non-toxic this is the perfect travel set for adults; If you’re not completely satisfied with your Watercolor Paint Set, we will happily provide a refund or replacement;
 

Kuretake GANSAI TAMBI Watercolor 36 Colors Set, Handcrafted, Professional-Quality Pigment Inks for Artists and Crafters, AP-Certified, Blendable, Show up on Dark Paper, 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.
 

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.
 

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
 

Watercolor Paint Set, 72 Vivid Colors with 6 Watercolor Brushes,1x24 Page Pad,2 Art Sponges,1 Palette, Portable Art Painting for Beginners and Professionals

  • With this 83 piece watercolor paint set you can begin drawing and painting as soon as you open the box.
  • This set contains 72 watercolor cakes, 6 paint brushes, 2 sponges, 1x 24 page watercolor pad ( A5 ), 1 palette, 1 color chart in a gift box. Gift this paint kit for kids, teens and start someone down a creative path, equipping them with their first art set.
  • Widely use:This paint set issuitable for both students, hobbyists who love drawing, painting and even professional drawers working on craft and high-level artistic skills.
  • Artist quality, lasting vibrant colors: The watercolor paints glide on smoothly, dry quickly and stay as beautiful as the day they were painted.
  • Our colors and design tools are neatly organized and arranged in a color box, you can create art wherever you go.
 

Watercolor With Me in the Forest

  • Fox, Dana (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 192 Pages - 08/14/2018 (Publication Date) - Page Street Publishing (Publisher)
 

ARTSY Watercolor Paint Set — 60 Premium Colors with 3 Water Brushes in a Velvet Bag— Foldable Portable Watercolor Travel Set Perfect for Artists Adults Beginners Field Sketch Outdoor Painting

  • 60 PREMIUM VIBRANT COLORS: 60 colors include 9 pastel colors, 9 glitter colors, and 42 classic colors. Superior choice of bright, vivid, and striking pigments that blend seamlessly with each other. The lightfast pigments are from Italy, quick to dry, resistant to fading and discoloration from direct sunlight.
  • PHONE-SHAPE DESIGN: The new watercolor design is inspired by the mobile phone. The watercolor is foldable, make it more portable. It can expand when you painting with it. In order to avoid sticking to each other, better to keep them spread out to dry before folding up. The whole set also include 3 water brushes and a sponge, they are all in a velvet bag.
  • QUALITY WATERCOLOR BRUSHES: Highly durable brushes, 2 round tip brushes, and 1 flat tip brush, easy to squeeze barrel for maximum control of water flow. From the smallest details to the largest coat applications, every stroke will come to life. Hassle-free painting for home, work, school, and travel.
  • PORTABLE WATERCOLOR KIT: The 60 watercolor paint set is portable for carrying and using. You can paint absolutely anywhere, for card making, art journaling, sketching, and more. It’s a portable field sketch kit for you to paint anywhere: countryside, beach, train, garden, indoors, park, in the studio!
  • 100% SATISFACTION SERVICE: Made from quality pigments and designed for artists, art hobbyists, and students. Safe, non-toxic, conforms to safety certificates: U.S. ASTM D-4236 & EU EN71. 100% money-back if you’re not completely satisfied.
 

Learn Watercolour Quickly with Hazel Soan

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Hazel Soan (Actor)
  • Gary Templeman (Director) - Hazel Soan (Writer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
 

Fabriano Studio Cotton Alpha Cellulose Acid-Free Cold Press Watercolor Paper School Pack, 90 lb, 12 X 18 in, Pack of 100

  • Often mistaken for more expensive professional grade paper
  • This is the same great paper as the fabriano watercolor studio pads
  • Incredible price/quality value due to improved cotton content
 

Metallic Watercolor Paints Set, Emooqi Professional Glitter Watercolour Solid Paint Box Include12 Metallic Glitter Color+2 Water Brushes+2 Color Card+Storage Bag, Ideal for Illustrations Painting&More

  • 12 STARRY COLORS - Artist grade vivid colors,Sky Blue, Deep Blue, purple, Fruit green, Copper brown, Dark Red, Rose Pink, Wine red, Orange, Gold, Light Brown, Pearl silvery white, Including 2 Water Brush & Storage Bag & 2 Color Cards(Black+ White), ideal for shimmer effect and highlighting.
  • PREMIUM GRADE – High quality solid pigment, each hue is made with high-quality, dense pigment, resulting in reliably rich and bright colors, Made of extra fine and purity pigment, these paints have good transparency, good diffusio, The pigments in this paint pallet have been carefully crafted to give a glitter and shimmer finish whether used on white or black watercolor paper !
  • PERFECT WATERCOLOR PAINT SETE – Metal lid has 3 partitions and can be used as a mixing area for easy blending of watercolor, The small and convenient box can be carried anywhere, Bring this watercolour paint box and come to painting in utdoor on weekends ,enjoy a happy parent & child time!
  • SAFE& NON-TOXIC - Emooqi metallic watercolor paint set use environmentally friendly pigment pigment, NON-TOXIC and ODORLESS, highlighting, quick-drying, strong covering power, It is Conforms strictly to EN-71, ASTM D-4236 safety standards.Adults and children can use it with confidence.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - customer satisfaction is very important to us, if you have any problems with this metallic watercolor paint set, just let us know and we offer you a risk-free “100% Satisfied or your money back” warranty for 30 days .
 

S&S Worldwide 43261-26426 Watercolor Mega Pack (Pack of 36)

  • HUGE VALUE, EVERYTHING YOU NEED: A set of 24 oval 8 color trays PLUS - 12 refills (Trays + Refills = 36 total) – 24 Brushes also included!
  • BEAUTIFUL, VIBRANT COLORS: 8 colors including, Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Violet, Black, Orange and Brown. Mix paints to get even more colors.
  • CONVENIENCE OF ONE PACK: Set of Paint sets come in a white corrugated box, perfect for storing. Perfect for the Classroom!
  • WASHABLE AND NON-TOXIC: Safety first! Color Splash! Watercolor Paint is water-based and safe - so everyone can get in on the fun.
  • OUR BEST SELLING PACK OF WATERCOLOR TRAYS : Perfect for groups and ideal for arts and crafts projects – without the mess!
 

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
 

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)
 

Sennelier French Artists' Watercolor Metal Tin Set, Half Pan, Multi

  • Honey acts as a preservative, reinforcing the longevity of the colors
  • Color is luminous, brilliant and intense
  • Formulated in concert with watercolorists from around the world, including a panel of professional painters
  • Half pan
 

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)

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.