Category Archives: Watercolour

Paper: Fabriano Watercolour Postcards (review)

I’ve been trying to paint more often with watercolour, but sometimes I just get intimidated by large sheets of watercolour paper and the thought of making mistakes on them and ruining them. For that reason, I often pick up smaller … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Watercolour Palette or Paint Box: Six Things to Consider

I talked a little about choosing a watercolour palette in my article Getting Started: Watercolours, but since there are an endless variety of palettes available and forum threads spanning more than 150 pages about people asking for advice on and … Continue reading

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Boards: Ampersand Aquabord (review)

After trying Ampersand Pastelbord a while ago, I saw they had various other boards available, so I got a couple of each to try out. First up was Aquabord. I’m not sure what wood these boards are made of, but … Continue reading

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Watercolours: A Walk in the Autumn Woods (demonstration)

The other day on Facebook, one of my friends posted a photo she took of her daughter and her German Shepherd walking through the forest. I just loved the composition of the photo and the way the trees and foliage … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Orange Slice Still Life (demonstration)

After seeing a gorgeous coloured pencil drawing of some oranges in one of my art books, I decided I wanted to have a go at something similar. At the time I decided I didn’t have the patience to do such … Continue reading

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Watercolours: Blick Artists’ Watercolours (review)

Time to review more of the art supplies my parents brought home from America! Today it’s the Blick Artists’ watercolours, which are essentially the ‘home brand’ of Dick Blick. Up until now I’d only used their coloured pencils but I … Continue reading

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Paper: St Cuthberts Mill Saunders Waterford Watercolour Blocks (review)

When I was in an art shop in the city sometime last year, I saw some Saunders Waterford watercolour blocks on their shelves. I quite like my Arches blocks (mostly because blocks save you the effort of having to tape … Continue reading

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