Watercolor paper

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    Andrew, What paper do you use? Is it 100% mould or hand made? What brand? Thank you.


    Hi use Hahnemuhle Watercolour Paper 300gsm I also use Arches 300gsm and Saunder 300gsm, I would suggest using and medium quality paper at 300gsm for your practices then use a good quality one for your special attempts! Good Luck Andrew
    ps here is a link to where I get my Hahnemuhle Watercolour Paper


    Hi! Is 25×32,5 cm the size of paper you use in the tutorials?



    I’ve found that Hahnemuhle brand paper is rather expensive in the U.S.. The link that Andrew gave above has very high international shipping, but I find good sales on Arches 140 lb Cold press here in the U.S.. Michael’s craft store sells Arches tablets (not blocks) and you can use the store coupons. You can always use the internet and mail order from the big artist store sites too. Some wrote in the chat during live class that Cheap Joe’s art site carrys Hahnemuhle paper, if you’re keen on trying it.


    Hey Andrew,
    I’m thoroughly confused about the word “NOT”. The Hahnemuhle states Cold Press/NOT. ` NOT????? So is it cold pressed? Yes? No?

    Hahnemuhle Watercolour Paper 300gsm 25 x 32.5cm 40 Sheets Cold Press/NOT.

    Thank you!


    Cold Pressed paper is often referred to as NOT paper meaning it is “not hot pressed”. The surface of a Not (Cold Pressed) paper has a moderate texture or tooth in between rough and hot pressed. It is made by taking a rough sheet and pressing it again without the felts.

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