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A thing of beauty

Ian Sidaway, who is a hard taskmaster, says Winsor & Newton’s new Professional Water Colour Paper Range performs extremely well and feels great to work on


The choice of watercolour paper is both a subjective and an objective one due to the way that the paint behaves on different papers, the way the paint is applied and dries, the techniques that are possible and the desired look of a piece.

The paper

Winsor & Newton have produced a very good, useable and forgiving watercolour paper of exceptional quality and I urge you to try it. Manufactured in France, this professional quality paper is cylinder mould made from 100 per cent long-fibre cotton and available with Cold Pressed (Not), Hot Pressed and Rough surfaces in 140lb (300gsm) and 300lb (640gsm) weights. There is also a Classic Range, made from high archival wood pulp with a Cold Pressed surface at 140lb (300gsm) weight. Both versions are acid free with no added optical brighteners and will not degrade or yellow. The paper is both internally and externally sized.

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Paint lively watercolour landscapes using the hard and soft edge technique, learn how to capture the movement of water in your watercolours, become a wedding sketchographer, depict the figure in pastels, improve your compositional know-how, develop your colour-mixing skills - all this and much more in this month's issue! Hazel Soan encourages you to you paint informal portraits, BBC1's The Big Painting Challenge winner Suman Kaur shares her top ten tips learnt during the series and David Gould explains how he combines digital and traditional techniques to create contemporary artworks. Soraya French is back to invite you to discover the joy of mark making and create a mixed-media landscape, whilst Jake Winkle reveals the importance of interpreting your subject for more creative results. Charles Williams talks about the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Ian Sidaway tests the new Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colour Paper range, Glyn Macey shows how Andy Warhol's work can inspire new approaches, and Adebanji Alade offers his regular motivational tips to keep you painting with energy and confidence. Enjoy!