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...

Going with Granulation

A while back, I wrote a piece introducing watercolour granulation and explaining the basic principles behind it. So to avoid repeating myself, we’ll be taking a deeper dive into...

The Two-Colour Challenge

If you’ve just started your journey as an artist, it might be a bit daunting when it comes to colours. How do you choose the right ones? Which...

How Adding Linework Affects a Painting

“To outline or not to outline” – that’s the question that many artists ask themselves before starting an art piece, and perhaps you do, too! That’s why in...

Inking First vs. Painting First

If you’re an artist who likes to pair ink drawing with watercolour painting, then I’m sure you know the age-old conundrum: Should you ink first, or paint first?...

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...

Mixed Media Techniques with Watercolour

What is mixed media art? Mixed media refers to works of art that combine more than one medium or material. Pablo Picasso is one of history’s most famous mixed media...

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...