Category: Watercolour materials

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Stretching watercolour paper

Watercolour artists stretch their paper, primarily to prevent it from buckling or deckling when water is applied in large quantities either in preparation for paintings or when a large wash…

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Other Watercolour Equipment and Materials

Palettes; are used by many artists, although some choose to use a white china plate or saucer. I like to use a folding or fixed palette with small wells along…

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Watercolour Paint

There are many manufacturers of watercolour paints, which can be purchased in tubes or pans. While pans can be useful while you are travelling, because they take up less space,…

Posted in Watercolour materials Watercolour Tutorial

Watercolour Brushes

Watercolour brushes come in a range of shapes and sizes and it is very much a personal preference as to what brushes you use. Some artists exclusively use quite large…

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Watercolour Paper

Generally watercolour painting requires fairly special paper made by a number of companies. Fabriano, Arches, Daler Rowney (Langton), Saunders-Waterford, Bockingford and Hahnemuhle¬†are common brands used in New Zealand. High quality…