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My Top 5 Watercolor Brands.

Sometimes I get asked if I can provide tips about the materials I use. What brand is the best and what brands to avoid.

For most artists it is a personal matter. Some like the pigments better for one brand and the ease of applying on paper can easily be another brand.

Watercolor is a beautiful and delicate art form that requires high- quality equipment to produce the stylish results. The quality of the makeup you use can greatly affect the overall outgrowth of your painting. In this blog post, I decided to list my top 5 stylish watercolor brands for artists.

My Top 5 Brands

1. Sennelier French Artists Watercolors - My Top Pick! (even got my name on it)

Sennelier is a French brand that has been making watercolor since 1887. Their gouaches are made with honey, which gives them a delicate thickness and makes them easy to work with. They offer a wide range of colors that are largely pigmented and lightfast.

2. Winsor & Newton Professional Watercolors

Winsor & Newton is a well- known brand that has been producing gouaches for over 180 times. Their professional gouaches are largely pigmented, and the colors are vibrant and long- lasting. They offer a wide range of colors that are perfect for any gouache oil design.

3. Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors

Daniel Smith's Extra Fine Watercolors are known for their high color attention and lightfastness. Their maquillages are made with high- quality constituents that produce rich, vibrant colors. They offer over 200 colors, including some unique and intriguing tinges like Quinacridone Gold and Lunar Black.

4. Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Watercolors

Schmincke is a German brand that has been producing high- quality gouaches since 1881. Their Horadam Aquarell line is made with a high attention of colors, which creates violent, brilliant colors. Their maquillages are also known for their excellent lightfastness and translucency.

5. Graham & Co. Gouaches

Graham &Co. is a fairly new brand, but they've snappily made a name for themselves with their high- quality watercolors. Their maquillages are made with honey and goo arabic, which gives them a smooth thickness and vibrant colors. They offer a range of colors that are both traditional and unique.


In conclusion, the quality of the gouache makeup you use greatly affects the final outgrowth of your painting.

These top 5 stylish watercolor brands for artists offer high- quality colors, lightfastness, and thickness, which are essential for creating beautiful watercolor paintings.

Try them out and see which one works best for you and your style.

Happy painting!


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