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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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GenCrafts Watercolor Paint 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
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GenCrafts Watercolor Paint 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

  • 48 VIBRANT COLORS: Our PREMIUM watercolor paint is carefully crafted with long lasting rich pigments and is perfect for smooth color mixing & blending
  • REAL BRUSH TIP: Water pens have flexible nylon paint brush tips allow for broad and fine strokes on watercolor papers or canvases
  • AMAZING VALUE: Comes with a Bonus Paper Pad (15 Sheets) and 2 Refillable Water Blending Brush Pens
  • PORTABLE: No leaks, no hassle, no mess; Easy art on the go with a convenient storage case and is suitable for professionals and beginners
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Any concerns with your product? Contact us directly and receive a response within 24 hours
 

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".
 
Watercolor Workbook: 30-Minute Beginner Botanical Projects on Premium Watercolor Paper
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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
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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 Techniques For Artists and Illustrators

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

ARTEZA Watercolor Paint, Set of 60 Colors/Tubes (12 ml/0.4 US fl oz) W/ Storage Box, Rich Pigments, Vibrant, Non Toxic Paints for The Artist, Hobby Painters, Ideal for Watercolor Techniques

  • Highly Pigmented Colors - These paints are rich with pigment and will stand out on your canvas or watercolor paper.
  • Paint Conservation - With the paint in tubes, you can squeeze out exactly how much paint you need without wasting any.
  • Always Have the Information You Need - Every paint tube comes with the pigment information as well as the transparency and lightfastness indicators.
  • Designed and Created by Artists: Here at Arteza, we are passionate about creating products that inspire. For us, art is an expression of the human experience. That’s why we work to make our art supplies accessible to all people.
  • We Care About Our Customers: We want to ensure you have a great experience with our products because we truly care about our customers. Our team strives to create products we’re proud of. If you have any issues with our products, please reach out and we’ll make it right.
 
Lightwish MeiLiang Watercolor Paint Set, 36 Vivid Colors in Pocket Box with Metal Ring and Watercolor Brush, Perfect for Students, Kids, Beginners and More
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Lightwish 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
 
Wall Pops DWPK2466 Watercolor Dots Wall Art Kit, Pink
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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
 

Watercolors

  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tye Olson, Karen Black, Greg Louganis (Actors)
  • David Oliveras (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
 

Arteza Watercolor Paper Pad Expert, Watercolor Sketchbook 9x12 inch, Pack of 2, 32 Sheets Each, Glue Bound, 140lb/300gsm Cold Pressed Acid Free Paper for Watercolors and Mixed Media

  • Dual-sided: Each thick, durable sheet of paper comes with a smooth side as well as a textured side, allowing for flexibility in your creation.
  • Versatile: Optimized for both wet and dry media, you can create with any medium of your choice.
  • Acid-free: This paper won't let colors fade. It quickly absorbs water, keeping your paints looking as vibrant as ever with no bleed through.
  • Designed and Created by Artists: Here at Arteza, we are passionate about creating products that inspire. For us, art is an expression of the human experience. That’s why we work to make our art supplies accessible to all people.
  • We Care About Our Customers: We want to ensure you have a great experience with our products because we truly care about our customers. Our team strives to create products we’re proud of. If you have any issues with our products, please reach out and we’ll make it right.
 

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)
 
Watercolor Palette with Bonus Paper pad by GenCrafts - Includes 24 Premium Colors - 2 Refilable Water Brush Pens - No Mess Storage Case - 15 Sheets of Water Color Paper - Portable Painting
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Watercolor Palette with Bonus Paper pad by GenCrafts - Includes 24 Premium Colors - 2 Refilable Water Brush Pens - No Mess Storage Case - 15 Sheets of Water Color Paper - Portable Painting

  • 24 VIBRANT COLORS: Our PREMIUM watercolor palette is carefully crafted with long lasting rich pigments and is perfect for smooth color mixing & blending
  • REAL BRUSH TIP: Water pens have flexible nylon paint brush tips allow for broad and fine strokes on watercolor papers or canvases
  • AMAZING VALUE: Comes with a Bonus Paper Pad (15 Sheets) and 2 Refillable Water Blending Brush Pens
  • PORTABLE: No leaks, no hassle, no mess; Easy art on the go with a convenient storage case and is suitable for professionals and beginners
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Any concerns with your product? Contact us directly and receive a response within 24 hours
 

Atmospheric Animals in Watercolour: Painting with spirit & vitality

  • Hardcover Book
  • Haines, Jean (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 160 Pages - 02/15/2022 (Publication Date) - Search Press (Publisher)
 

Advanced Series En Plein Air Pro Watercolor Package

  • Our new “Advanced Series” Easel is larger – 12” x 15.75”
  • With over 80 square inches of mixing wells, our new “Advanced Series” Watercolor Palette Shelf is like having a studio palette in the field.
  • SLIK U8000 Tripod has a wider stance and offers better stability
 
Artist Paint Brushes-Superior Sable Hair Artists Round Point Tip Paint Brush Set Watercolor Acrylic Painting Supplies
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Artist Paint Brushes-Superior Sable Hair Artists Round Point Tip Paint Brush Set Watercolor Acrylic Painting Supplies

  • Professional Quality Sable Artist Brushes for Watercolor, Acrylic, and Gouache Color Painting
  • Brushes Come in Sizes: #2, #4, #6, #8, #10, #12, length:32cm(12.5inches)providing a Good Range of Brush Strokes and Techniques to Produce Your Work of Art.
  • PROFESSIONAL ARTIST QUALITY round brush set: fine point tip, smooth paint flow, brushstroke control
  • Just the right balance. The Well Balanced, Polished Birch Wooden, Long Handle Have a Luxurious Feel and are Easy and Delightful to Use
  • Note:Please read the size and length carefully,if you want to different size or short handle,please contact us.
 
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Paint, Plus Set 24 Half Pans, Set of 24
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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.
 

Watercolor in Nature: Paint Woodland Wildlife and Botanicals with 20 Beginner-Friendly Projects

  • Haizlett, Rosalie (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 168 Pages - 11/30/2021 (Publication Date) - Page Street Publishing (Publisher)
 
Susan Harrison-Tustain's One-on-One Watercolor Workshops
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Susan Harrison-Tustain's One-on-One Watercolor Workshops

  • Susan Harrison-Tustain's One-on-One Watercolor Workshops
  • Susan Harrison-Tustain (Actor)
  • Susan Harrison-Tustain (Director)
  • English (Publication Language)
 

Keebor 24-Pack Watercolor Paint Set for Kids in 12 Colors, Bulk Washable Watercolors, Non-Toxic Kids Paints with Wood Brushes for Party Favors,Classroom Supplies

  • 【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】 -- Designed to create less mess ,Keebor watercolors are washable and Non-Toxic, perfect for kids age 3+, students,and adults.
  • 【 BONUS 24 WOOD BRUSHES 】: Each set of paint comes with a quality wooden brush. The moment receive the item, you can begin to paint no waiting.
  • 【VALUABLE BULK SUPPLIES SET】-- Its color remind you rainbows,birthday and party. Deep pans,you can get 2X more paint than other brands.
  • 【INSPIRE CREATIVE ANYTIME ANYWHERE】-- Kids love mixing and blending colors to create more colorful possibilities.The convenience of multiple pans in a pack,simple and fun crafts for kids are a great way to stay thoughtfully engaged and entertained.
 

Watercolor: Paintings of Contemporary Artists

  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 184 Pages - 04/23/2013 (Publication Date) - Chronicle Books LLC (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.