Watercolor Artist and Instructor Susie Short replies to questions about watercolor painting, watercolor paints, watercolor papers, watercolor brushes, palettes, etc. Discussion includes basic to advanced watercolor techniques, terminology, color theory and color mixing. If you have a watercolor question - Ask Susie!
Friday, April 20, 2012
In the last few weeks I ordered your DVD's Beyond the
Sunset and Texas Bluebonnets and Live Oaks.
They are great videos. Would you
let me know what kind of paper you are using?
My paper will not get as pliable as yours does when it is wet. I am using 140 pound, Strathmore cold press paper. Thanks, Marie
Thanks, I'm pleased your are enjoying the DVD's.
I use and recommend Arches 140# CP paper. It is strong and durable and it works best for my style of painting. And it is a good choice for beginners who are just learning the watercolor techniques.
There are several good watercolor papers, sometimes it is fun and beneficial to experiment to see what other papers will do and how they will perform with your personal style of painting. Online art suppliers offer sampler packets to "test the waters" so to speak at a reasonable price.
Of all my watercolor supplies I believe the most important is my paper.