Monday, June 3, 2013

Which Watercolor Paper??

Which watercolor paper?

There are a great deal of watercolor paper manufacturers.  To further compound selecting paper, each manufacturer also puts out a great variety of watercolor paper. So how do you choose?

Rule of thumb for beginning W/C paper selection:

  1. Skip the student grade and select a mid-price of the professional grade w/c papers.
  2. If you like fine details pick a hot press paper - for more textured paper, go for cold press and finally for landscapes and lots of paper texture pick rough.
  3. If you can- purchase a tablet containing a sampling of a manufacturers w/c paper

More on w/c paper to come...