Today I want to share with you some tips about what materials you need in order to paint with #WaterColours. 🙂
You might think you need just some colorus, paper and a brush. It’s true, but in case you want to become a professional water color artist then you need to find the best quality products. When you are new is the Field this Information is really useful.
I live in Vienna (Austria) and luckily here we have a big shop with everything in terms of art products. It’s quite huge so for me going to #Boesner is like going to the mall. They have an online shop as well, but I like to go there because you can see the colors, touch the papers and feel the texture. I also like to stop at the green Coffee Corner which is pretty cozy and relaxing. 🙂
Every time I go to #Boesner I want to buy the whole shop, lucky me this time I had some Vouchers received as presents. I took also my 2 years old boy with me and he was very excited too. We also found some colors pencils for him which are special designed for small children.
Going back to the shop list, this time I choose the following products:
- Aquarelle Paper from #Hahnemüle and #Start
- Primary Water Colours from #Winsor&Newton
- Pearlescent Water Colours from #FineTec
- Masking Fluid from #Schmincke
- Brushes from #Kolintik or #Kolinsky
Water Colour Papers you can find from many Producers. Until now I tried #Fabriano, #Canson and #Schoellershammer. The most important when you select the paper is the thickness of the paper. Usually I take more then 200 g/m² because the paper absorbs the water very well and ist nice to work with. The Size, Color (perfect White, Black, Yellow White) and Texture of the Paper is just a matter of taste.
Usually I buy my colors from #Schmincke which are very nice, the colorus intense and they look so good on paper. This is a German Provider for one of the most finest colours on the market. This time I wanted to try something new, so I choose the Primary colors from #Winsor&Newton. This is the most famous British Producer which even has a Royal Warrant received from Queen Victoria in 1841. The colors are bright, vibrant and have very fine pigments.
I also wanted some metallic colors so the Seller recommended me #FineTec . They just look amazing so brilliant and shinny. I can’t wait to use them and I’m sure it will give a metallic shinny touch to my paintings.
In terms of Brushes I selected the #Kolintik type. They are similar as the ones made from #Kolinsky hear and I already love them.
Additional I wanted a special masking Fluid which gives you the possibility to leave white spots on the paper. In German is called “rubbelkrepp” and is very useful for creating special effects.
I really hope my tips will be useful for your future shopping List.
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