Water Colour Paints

Create amazing works of art with high-quality and beautiful watercolour paint sets from Spotlight. Discover our watercolour paints online or in-store.

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Can I buy Watercolour Paints from Spotlight?

Yes, you can. Watercolour painting is beautiful, and with our fabulous selection of professional-quality watercolour paints, you will have everything that you need to create delightful masterpieces. Watercolours are subtle and yet powerful, and they truly are an impressive medium that is so much fun to work with. Suitable for everyone, from children and beginners to the more seasoned pros, we are sure to have the watercolour paints that you need amongst this fabulous selection. Shop watercolours online now through our safe and secure website, or call into your local Spotlight store today.

How should I prepare my paper?

It is important that you choose the right paper for watercolours, it should be good quality, acid-free and long-lasting. We recommend purchasing paper that has been designed specifically for this purpose. Most watercolour paper needs to be prepared properly before you begin, and for sharp, crisp colours it is recommended that you paint onto wet paper. When you are handling your paper, remember that wet paper can absorb the oil from your fingers. It is important that your hands are clean, or you could wear gloves for extra protection. Brush cold water on to your paper with a clean paintbrush until it is completely saturated. Then leave to dry on a board or hard surface for around 15 minutes. Tape the paper onto the board, and start to paint while it is still damp. If it remains to be too wet, you can also press paper towels down onto it to soak up any excess.

Do you have any watercolour tips for beginners?

If you are new to the world of watercolour [anointing, then there are a few tips and tricks to consider before you begin to ensure that you can express your creativity through this delightful medium. Whether you choose dried cake style watercolours or those in a tube is up to you, and this is a matter of personal preference. Ensure that you have enough brushes, however, and good-quality ones are sure to make all the difference.

A palette is also necessary, and ensure that you have lots of room to mix colours without them running into each other. You can use any flat, non-porous surface really, and it is important to make sure that you have lots of scrap paper nearby to test your colours on. Always change your water frequently, especially when you are moving between different colours. Start with a sketch first, using light penial marks only, as this will help to provide you will a visual guide to your piece. If you are painting in different colours close together, remember that they may bleed into each other.

This may be the desired effect that you are looking for, if not wait for each layer to dry before adding the next one. Do not underestimate the manner in which the tiniest amount of an opposing colour can muddy up your finished piece. Masking fluid is also great for stopping your paint from going where you do not want it too. Most importantly, have fun and remember that practice makes perfect so enjoy the learning process.

Do you have any tips for washing my paintbrushes, rollers and sponges?

In order to keep your brushes, rollers and sponges you need to wash them after each use. Rinse them thoroughly before washing with cold water and dish soap. Rinse well and dry thoroughly before storing and avoid the use of any harsh chemical such as chlorine or bleach. Alternatively, check out one of our brush washers for simple and easy clean-up. Your brushes will stay in top condition for longer with one of these handy tools.



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