Watercolor art paint (watercolour paint in the UK) is generally composed of 2 items: pigment and binder. Binders for watercolor paints are substances such as gum arabic, glycerine, or honey. Pigments are materials that give the paint its color. Artists and paint manufacturers strive to find the purest-colored materials that can be ground and mixed into paint pigments. Raw earth, plant matter, semi-precious stones, and other substances have been used for pigment.
Watercolor is a painting method. A watercolor is the medium or the resulting artwork, in which the paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-soluble vehicle. The traditional and most common support for watercolor paintings is watercolor paper. We stock both student-quality and professional artist-quality paints. Artist-quality paints are generally more expensive and less likely to fade than student-quality watercolors. Choose from watercolor paints by Finetec, Grumbacher, Sakura, Yarka, Winsor & Newton.