Do you ever wonder what type of watercolor to use for a painting? Painting experts recommend so many choices
it's overwhelming. Professional artist Jennifer Branch reviews each type of paper and why you should use it or n
ot use it for different paintings. You'll know how to choose the best
papers for your paintings.
Arches 140# Blocks for on location. Hot, cold or rough depending on the subject.
Pentalic watercolor journal
I never use paper less than 140# (300gsm)unless it's in a journal. I'm a sucker for odd handmade paper for journals, but I never would do serious work on them. They can't be reworked at all - they can hardly be erased. That's a plus for sketchbooks - it
keeps me from overworking a sketch!
I love trying papers, but I try new paper in sketches, not in serious paintings. If I like the paper, I'll use it in a real painting!
Every paper has nuances. Some papers are just better at certain things. Once you know the feel of the paper, you know what to use it for.
These reviews are intended as shortcuts to knowing what each paper will do when you use it so you can choose papers easier.
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