Watercolour essentials


Tubes offer the greatest color concentration and color selection, and are best suited for watercolor mediums.

Watercolour pans are dry and therefore easier to transport, clean and store. Pans are an excellent choice for students.

Paper & Pads

Watercolour paper stands out for its moisture resistance. Cotton fibres are stronger and more absorbent than cellulose fibres (wood pulp). Watercolour paper allows better colour spread control and thus facilitates the handling of washes.

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Watercolour painting is practiced on paper and requires a lot of water. Brush bristles must therefore hold large amounts of water, be very soft and easily revert back to their original shape.


Watercolour mediums can enhance your work by allowing you to alter drying time, control paint flow, add texture, or smooth your blending.

Want to learn more? See our tips on watercolour mediums.

Watercolour effects without paint

Explore a different way to watercolour with water-soluble pencils and markers. They can be applied to watercolour paper by dipping them in water or directly on wet paper. Give your drawings a whole new depth.