Sunday, June 24, 2018

watercolor soft press

Sometimes when you get a bargain there is a reason it is a bargain. I bought this watercolor paper that was marked Fabriano extra white soft pressed 300 gsm. The 300gsm converts to approximately 140 lbs. I bought this at a warehouse sale and was pleasantly surprised. I expected it to be more of a hot pressed paper which is OK for the price. It seems more of a cross between a hot pressed and cold pressed surface as you can see from the photo. It makes a nice wet into wet affect. I am not a watercolor landscape painter but for a study this paper will work nicely.


  1. There really isn't much of a standard with watercolor paper is there? Love the wet on wet

    1. Yes but as long as they are consistent from batch to batch on the brand you like I am happy. Can't say that on some of the canvas I have bought.

  2. Bonjour,

    Très belles oeuvres...
    De très jolies nuances de couleurs.

    Gros bisous

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