Lots to know about watercolor paper. Its what makes watercolor. look like watercolors

Art lessons on Video; beginner through advanced tips and technique on how to paint with watercolor.

Art Lessons by Captain Watercolor

Watercolor paper comes in three grades, cold pressed, hot pressed, and rough.


Paper also comes in many different weights, such as, 140 pound.


Paper also comes in different sizes and even in special pads called blocks and on rolls.


The choice is really quite simple, BUT, if you don't know what you are doing its also really easy to waste your money on the wrong choices.

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Watercolor palette showing a warm and cool paint for each of the primary colors This is a map of the captains color
palette. See materials list below...

The map shows the location of each of the paints. The group on the left are the sedimentary colors. Those in the right are the non sedimentary colors. The palette is just a cut down ice cube tray.


...( sedimentary )

0 - Red

1 - Yellow

2 - Green

3 - Blue

...( non sed. )

4 - Cool Blue

5 - Warm Blue

6 - Warm Red

7 - Cool Red

8 - Warm Yellow

9 - Cool Yellow