Watercolor paints enable artists to create beautiful vibrant paintings with sharp details or soft paintings with subtle color shifts. Popular among both professionals and hobbyists, watercolor paints are difficult to master but can result in works that no other medium can replicate. Choose from a wide range of starter watercolors and professional-quality watercolors, as well as gouaches, washable temperas and watercolor mediums. Be sure to review all of our painting supplies, including a broad assortment of acrylic and tempera paints, to find all of the paints and support tools you need.
Whether you're getting started in watercolor or have been a professional for years, we carry a wide range of watercolor tubes, watercolor pans, concentrated liquid watercolor and watercolor paint sets for all your watercolor needs. Look for the pigment load of the paint to help you determine its potential vibrancy. Consider if you'd prefer watercolor that is in a pan or a creamy watercolor that comes out a tube. Keep in mind that consistency, quality and color will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so look for the watercolors that will best contribute to the standards you expect for your work.
Often used by illustrators, gouache painting is similar to watercolor painting in many ways, but it goes on opaque rather than transparent. This makes it an excellent choice for covering up unwanted drawing lines and painting sharp details. Look for gouache that helps you achieve the look you want in your work.
Look for products to support your watercolor paints, like masking fluids, liquid mediums and watercolor sketch pads.