The paper Arches Aquarelle is the global standard watercolor paper. This is a 100% cotton paper of the highest quality. Manufacture on the old round shape gives it a natural and harmonious grain, near the handmade paper. This process allows the fibers to be distributed homogeneously making the resistant paper and limits its deformation. He can relax evenly when wet. The Arches ? Watercolor has a unique bonding natural gelatin, providing unparalleled scratch resistance and exceptional color rendering. Arches watercolor paper is available in all three legendary watercolor paper finishes. Hot Pressed papers are plate smooth and are ideal for traditional watercolor techniques, as well as printmaking, pen and ink drawing and airbrushing. The rich Cold Pressed surface is a particular favorite of illustrators, watercolor and airbrush artists. For a bolder more robust surface, Arches Rough provides just enough texture allowing for easy working and strong enough to maintain its character even after reworking. The Rough texture is also used by watercolor,airbrush artists and acrylic painters.
Sennelier of France have newly reformulated their line of watercolors, creating the improved l’Aquarelle French Artists’ Watercolors for discerning watercolor artists of any nationality. True to Sennelier’s roots, the color palette remains that of the Impressionists. Featuring finely ground, lightfast pigments in a smooth gum arabic and honey binder, these watercolors are luminous, vibrant, free-flowing and lustrous — and are now available in convenient sets of either tubes or half pans. These great sets are all-inclusive, with colors, brushes, and even fold-out palettes, and are designed to be easily portable painting studios perfect for travel. Containing an intriguing array of colors, this set of 24 half pans in a metal case is sure to inspire any watercolorist. It includes Raw Umber, Burnt Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Ultramarine Deep, Phthalo Blue, Cinereous Blue, Warm Sepia, Lemon Yellow, Indian Yellow, Naples Yellow Deep, Bright Red, Venetian Red, Carmine, Opera Rose, French Vermilion, Quinacridone Red, Alizarin Crimson, Payne’s Grey, Ivory Black, Phthalo Green Light, Viridian, Forest Green, Cobalt Violet Light Hue, and Dioxazine Purple & a brush.