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The Best Watercolour Paint Delivered to Your Door
At Bondi Art Supplies, you don't need to head out to the store to buy watercolour paints. Our website features some of the best watercolour paint brands on the market today, including professional and student grade watercolour paint sets.
When shopping on our website, you're spoiled by options. You can find all kinds of different paint types, art materials, craft supplies, and bundles that contain all the equipment you need to start a new art project!
We pay attention to quality at Bondi Art. That's why you can rest assured that all the supplies you buy on our site are top-quality. This rings true whether you're buying acrylic paint, watercolour paint, brushes, pencils, notebooks, and more.
On top of that, we make sure our options are varied as well. We understand that different artists have their own needs.
Some people may be looking for budget-friendly art supplies to use when learning the craft, while others might need full-on professional gear to create their own masterpiece.
With that in mind, the equipment on our site isn't just limited to premium brands like Winsor Newton, but we also have more affordable options like Reno.
That way, you can rest assured that you can find exactly what you need when shopping at Bondi Art.
Why You Should Consider Watercolour Paint
So, what's the deal with watercolour paint and what makes it so special?
Well, explaining the advantages, it's important to look at what watercolour paint is. In its most basic form, watercolour paint is pigment combined with a water-soluble binder. Some companies use gum arabic while others have their own types of binders.
In the world of art, water colour paints don't get the recognition they deserve. While the range of watercolour paint is incredibly wide, many artists overlook the material and think of it as unforgiving and unpredictable.
But when used right, watercolour paints can offer both bright colours and transparent colours, depending on the needs of the artwork. You can go for the classic thin washes that watercolour paints are known for, or try something new by using thicker and more vibrant mixes.
The opportunities are endless when you have a good set of watercolour paints, and you can be sure to find them at Bondi Art Supplies.
Here are a couple more advantages to using watercolour paints in your art;
First of all, watercolour paints clean up really easy. If you've tried acrylic paint or oil paint in the past, you can understand how time-consuming clean up can be. But with watercolours, everything can be washed off.
If you have a set of expensive and premium paint brushes, you don't have to worry about ruining the hairs with the paint. The beauty of watercolour paints is that you can wash them off really easily.
That means dry paint and pigment won't harden your brushes, and you don't even have to worry about some of the pigment getting on your clothes while painting.
Art materials can be expensive. And while some paints, such as oil paints, offer a unique aesthetic that comes with the premium price tag, they might not be a practical option for beginners and students of the craft. On the other hand, water colour paints are known for being an inexpensive option.
There are many different watercolour paint brands on the market. There are very affordable brands such as Koh-i-Noor that make quality and affordable products, and premium brands such as Royal Talens, which has a very popular Van Gogh watercolour paints collection.
With that said, even the "expensive" watercolour paints aren't nearly as expensive as the premium acrylic and oil paint options on the market. This makes watercolour a great option for students and beginners looking to practice brush lettering and other techniques.
Watercolour Paint Offer a Unique Transparency
Even if watercolour paint is inexpensive, it still offers its own unique aesthetic. This is why there are many professional artists who spend years perfecting the watercolour craft to achieve the signature finish of watercolours.
The beauty of watercolour paints is that they possess a kind of clarity that you won't find in other options. Whether you're using bright colours or more muted tones, watercolour paints have a distinct look, which sets them apart from others. When using watercolour paint, everyone who looks at the artwork will see how it stands out from other mediums.
While oil and acrylic paint directly reflect light into the viewer's eyes, watercolour paints allow light to pass through, bounce off the paper, and then reflect through the paint. This is the reason watercolour paintings have unique transparency to them, which many artists use to their advantage.
No Harsh Chemicals
One thing you can rest assured about if you have a watercolour paint set is that it contains no harsh chemicals. When using watercolour paint, you won't notice any harsh odours. The reason for this is that watercolour paints contain no harsh chemicals.
For the most part, watercolour is non-toxic. However, this does come with some exceptions. For example, while the binding agent is usually harmless, there are some pigments such as cobalt that have their own toxic properties, which means there is still some risk when using watercolours.
With that said, this is a much smaller risk compared to other paints. So, if you're worried about filling the house up with toxic odours and chemicals, then you might want to consider getting a watercolour paint set instead.
Even if watercolour paints are relatively less expensive than other art supplies, you don't want to waste your pigments. With watercolour paint, you don't have to worry about waste. Even if you're using watercolour tubes and you squeeze out too much, you can always leave the pigment to dry on the palette and reuse it in your next session.
This is why watercolour paint sets can last artists a very long time, even with regular use.
The Types of Watercolour Paint
When you head to the Bondi Art Supplies store, you will notice a wide range of different watercolours. Don't let all the options confuse or overwhelm you. While we stock up on different types of watercolour paint in our stores, it's very easy to distinguish the different types and their purposes.
Here's a quick rundown of the different watercolour paints you might find at Bondi Art and when you should use them;
Liquid Watercolour Paint
Liquid watercolour paints are a relatively new innovation. They are different from traditional pigments as they come in bottles instead of tubes. This is a concentrated fluid medium that artists can use to achieve bold and bright colours. However, you can still dilute the pigment with water, which gives you the signature transparent feature of most watercolour paintings.
Typically, liquid watercolour paints come in 8 oz, 4 oz, and 1 oz bottles. However, you may be able to find smaller or larger quantities depending on the brand and manufacturer.
The advantage of liquid watercolour paints is that they have a bit more versatility than traditional options. This is because the paints can be used with an airbrush but work just fine with traditional brushes as well.
This can help you bring your watercolour game to the next level and open up a world of opportunities. Check out the Bondi Art website today to learn about the different liquid watercolours we can deliver to your doorstep.
Tube & Pan
Tube and pan watercolours are the traditional option. These watercolours have been around since the 17th and 18th centuries when artists made their own paints by grinding up plants and other ingredients to make pigments. From there, they would mix the pigments with gum arabic, water, and granulated sugar.
It took some time, but these pigments eventually transformed into hard watercolour cakes, courtesy of William and Thomas Reeves. And in 1832, this technology was pushed further by Winston & Newton, who produced semi-moist cakes.
These watercolour cakes allow artists to easily transport supplies with them when travelling, giving them more freedom to paint wherever they are.
Additionally, you can also buy this type of watercolour paint in tubes. While paint tubes were originally used for oil paints, Winston & Newton began using them for their watercolour products in 1846.
When using tube and pan paints, you can put the amount you need on your palette and add as needed. That way, you don't waste any of your watercolours. Even if you put too much paint on the palette, you can always leave it to dry and use it again by applying water.
How to Use Watercolour Paint
If you've never tried watercolour paints before, you might have a hard time figuring it out. After all, this paint responds differently to acrylic or oil paint, which some people are more used to. Watercolour has a unique property to it, and this can be scary for beginners, which is why many beginners think watercolour is an intimidating and unpredictable medium.
But most of the time, that's because they aren't using their watercolour paints properly. To get the most out of your watercolours, you need to use the right mixing techniques. That way, you have more control over the fluidity, vibrance, and texture of the paint.
To start, you need to make sure you have the right equipment. All you need is water, good brushes, and watercolour paper. If you've opened a new set and have never tried watercolour before, you might want to start by creating a colour chart, so you have a reference for the vibrance of the different colours on the palette.
Additionally, you need to make sure you paint on watercolour paper. This is because the watercolour paper is specifically designed to handle all the water and won't get damaged.
Using watercolour is simple if you have the right tools. All you have to do is squeeze out some pigment onto your palette and apply water to moisten the pigment. If you don't have tube watercolours, you can simply put some water directly on the pigment to moisten it.
If you want a more transparent and more fluid colour, you can add more water to the mixture. If you want something more stable and vibrant, you only need to add a little bit of water. With watercolour paints, you have all the control, which is one of the reasons it's so popular among artists regardless of skill level.
The Best Watercolour Paint Brands for Any Skill Level
At Bondi Art, you can find all the best brands of watercolour paints. We stock up on affordable student-grade paints like Koh-i-Noor and premium options like Reeves, Winston & Newton, and more.
While we have a wide variety of different paint brands, they all share one characteristic: they are high-quality products. Whether you're buying a watercolour set or a single pigment on our website, you can rest assured that you won't be disappointed with our products. All our watercolour paints and watercolour sets have good transparency, accurate colours and has the right tinting strength for all your needs.
Additionally, we have a lot of coupon specials, great promos, and VIP offers from time to time. That way, you can get your hands on Winsor Newton watercolour sets for a discounted price. You can sign up for our exclusive club of e-mails by signing up for our e-mail list to learn more about the great promos and coupon specials on our site.
How to Buy Watercolour Paint at Bondi Art Supplies
Ordering art supplies at Bondi Art is easy. All you have to do is head to our page and look for the products you need. While buying watercolour paints, you might also want to get your hands on a couple of brushes and paper while you're at it. Since we're a fully-stocked art supplies shop in Australia, you can find all of that on our site.
From there, you can add the items to your cart, proceed to checkout, and pay. After making the payment using any one of our accepted payment methods, all you have to do is wait for the delivery and start painting.
Generally speaking, watercolour paints are more affordable than other options on the market today. If you compare the premium Winsor Newton watercolour paints to the oil paints from the same brand, you might notice a huge difference. Even the more expensive and premium watercolour paints will cost you less than their oil or acrylic counterparts. So, while there are still premium and budget-friendly options when it comes to watercolours, they are generally inexpensive and more affordable than other paints.
Watercolour is a very versatile medium, even if it takes some getting used to. If you're using watercolour paint, you can get bold colours and transparent colours. If you're looking to explore different artistic possibilities, watercolour paint is a great option. However, keep in mind that watercolour paints won't have the same gloss and texture as oil or acrylics. If you're looking for that kind of aesthetic, watercolour paint isn't the right option for you.
Both natural and synthetic hairs work with watercolours. While you have more control with a synthetic brush, natural brushes will hold more water and more pigment than their synthetic counterparts, which is important to consider. And if you only plan to use one type of brush for your watercolour painting, we recommend using a round brush. This kind of brush shape feels the most comfortable in the hand as it's similar to a pencil. Additionally, it's a very versatile brush that you can use for fine details and for broad strokes alike.