Arches Watercolour Sheets
Arches Watercolour paper is made the traditional way, using a cylinder mould.
This method ensures that the fibres are evenly distributed which makes the paper extremely stable, so it will not warp or stretch when water is applied to it.
Arches Watercolour paper is made from long, 100% cotton fibres allowing it to absorb a lot of water without warping or causing the colours to bleed.
It is sized to the core with natural gelatine, so it can be scratched without tearing or linting.
This internal sizing also prevents the paint from penetrating into the paper, allowing light to shine through the pigment and reflect off the paper while ensuring the durability of the colours.
BW = Bright White.
|EDP: 0429260 Cold Pressed 300gsm 40x50cm|
|EDP: 0422690 Cold Pressed 300gsm 56 x 76cm|
|EDP: 0422850 Cold Pressed (BW) 300gsm 56 x 76cm|
|EDP: 0422710 Cold Pressed 640gsm 75 x 105cm|
|EDP: 0422720 Cold Pressed 640gsm 101 x 152cm|
|EDP: 0422730 Cold Pressed 850gsm 56 x 76cm|
|EDP: 0422860 Hot Pressed (BW) 300gsm 56 x 76cm|
|EDP: 0422780 Rough 185gsm 56 x 76cm|
|EDP: 0422870 Rough (BW) 300gsm 56 x 76cm|
|EDP: 0422810 Rough 640gsm 56 x 76cm|
|EDP: 0422820 Rough 640gsm 75 x 105cm|
|EDP: 0422830 Rough 640gsm 101 x 152cm|
|EDP: 0422840 Rough 850gsm 56 x 76cm|
Watch how working on a wet surface influences pigment movement and creates multi-layered, blended effects in your painting.
This Masterclass demonstrates the difference between masking with Masking Fluid and masking with Gum Arabic.
You can use either method to repel the paint from the paper, keeping areas of your watercolour painting clean and white.
Both methods are effective, but will give different results: The Masking fluid gives a clean, hard edge to your masked out area, while Gum Arabic gives a softer edge.
This masterclass shows the different pinks Winsor and Newton offer in watercolour and in gouache.
Here we learn a bit about the sourcing and development of pinks, where pigments originate from and their properties.
For example did you know that the now synthetic colour Carmine used to come from crushed beetles or that Rose Madder still comes from a plant root discovered by George Field?
Learn how to lay down a graded watercolour wash from yellow light to deep, by gradually adding touches of Alizarin Crimson with a syringe and a clear glass.
Tips and techniques of how to make your own iridescent watercolours.
A step by step journey from root to application.
Transparency and Opacity explained in more detail.
Discover the diversity between masstone and undertone in Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolours. Applying these differences can help greatly when painting in monotone
Apply different techniques to your watercolour painting using Art Masking Fluid.