Category Archives: Surfaces

Paper: St Cuthberts Mill Saunders Waterford Hi-White Cold Press Watercolour Blocks (review)

I regularly use Saunders Waterford rough press watercolour paper and have also done a brief review of all the papers in the St Cuthbert’s Mill watercolour paper samples pack. A few months ago, when I was buying some other products … Continue reading

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Sketchbooks: Stillman & Birn Beta Series Softcover Sketchbook (review)

Since I often don’t get much time to sketch when I’m out and about, I prefer to work in small sketchbooks when I do have the opportunity. As I’ve mentioned previously, I found that the Moleskine sketchbooks – even the … Continue reading

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Watercolour Paper: St Cuthberts Mill Samples (product comparison)

A few weeks ago, St Cuthberts Mill posted about their new Millford paper on Instagram. Intrigued, I made some inquiries about it and they kindly sent me a little packet of samples of various types of paper from their line … Continue reading

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Paper: Arches Watercolour Blocks (review)

Back when the Australian dollar was at parity with the US dollar, one of the American art supply retailers had some sort of ‘buy two, get one free’ deal on Arches watercolour blocks, and since I was putting in an … Continue reading

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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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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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Paper: Canson Heritage Watercolour Pads (review)

Good watercolour paper is expensive, so I’m always on the lookout for a nice paper that is easy on the budget. While browsing eBay one day, I came across a store having a ‘buy any two watercolour pads/blocks and get … Continue reading

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