WATERCOLOUR PAINT - Types of Watercolour Paint

PAINT - Type of Watercolour Paint - hobby/student/artist grades and pans versus tubes

In this course we are using professional artist grade tube paints. They require a lidded palette in which to be placed and kept moist.

You will be using one of the best brands of paint if you use :-

Daniel Smith

Winsor & Newton

M Graham

Holbein

Schmincke

Sennelier

Da Vinci


Professional Artist Grade Watercolour contains only pure pigment and a binder - usually gum arabic and sometimes honey.

There is no filler as is used in student and hobby craft grade paints.

Pigment is very finely ground and only the best grade pigments and substances are used.

In lesser grade paints the filler percentage is high and lower quality pigments and substances are used.

Beware of false packaging where manufacturers label cheap paints as "artists" or "professional" grade paints.

To give you an idea - a 5ml tube of any professional artist grade paint is going to cost you at least £4.50 - $5.50 or 4.90 Euros


TUBE V PAN PAINTS

As you will hear in the video I will explain the pros and cons of using tubes as opposed to pans. Again - it is a personal choice so see how you feel after doing this course.

WATERCOLOUR STICKS & PENCILS & BRUSHO POWDER

You can also find watercolour presented in the above forms.

They all have their applications so try them out if you wish.

In-depth examination of these in not within the remit of this beginner's course - we want to keep it focussed and simple - so let's get back to our pro tubes!


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