How Cotton Percentage Affects Paper Performance

When shopping for watercolour paper, you might have come across labels that say “25% cotton”, “100% cotton”, or maybe it doesn’t mention cotton at all. But what does...

How to Determine Good Quality Watercolours

Whether you’re in the market for new watercolour paints or not, it’s always handy to know how to pick out good-quality paints! In this blog post, I’ll share...

Pairing the Right Paper to a Medium

As many artists know, selecting the right surface to make art on is just as important as choosing the right paints! Here, I’ll show which watercolour papers pair...

Paint Palettes 101

There are a lot of paint palettes on the market, in different styles and materials. It can be overwhelming to see so many options at different price points for...

4 Tips in Painting Backgrounds

Although not every superhero needs a sidekick, a good sidekick can act as a good complement to the hero! I find the same rings true for backgrounds and...

Art on the Go: Making Art Whenever, Wherever

They say art is a form of practise, like law or medicine, because it’s ever-changing. In addition, discoveries can be made and learned through practice. So what’s a...

Watercolour Brush Basics

An important part of learning the basics of watercolour painting is understanding how to use and take care of your watercolour brushes. What are Watercolour Brushes? Watercolour paint...

Watercolour vs. Gouache Paint – An In-Depth Look

Two very similar media can still yield very different results! In today’s blog post, we’ll be looking at the performance and visual qualities and see how best to...

Graphic Pens vs. Fountain Pens

Which do you normally use: the humble graphic pen or the fancy fountain pen? I’ll be the first to admit that it’s often difficult to choose between the...

Creating a Colour Chart

If you’re like me and have a slight addiction to collecting watercolour paints, then it’s probably difficult to keep track of all of them! Or maybe you just...