This was painted on Arches 300lb 100% cotton paper and wow, it makes a huge difference. Over the past week, I’ve watched several videos on watercolors and the artists kept saying that 100% cotton is the best for watercolors as well as better paints. As you can see from the image above, I used the Crafts4All paints and it really made a difference in the blending of paints/colors. I was impressed and am now convinced on the use of paper quality for watercolors.
What do you think and what’s your experience been with watercolor papers and paints?