Watercolour has a long and varied history, dating as far back as cave paintings in the paleolithic era. Although it took some time to be developed, with artists like William Blake, J.M.W Turner and Edward Hopper using this medium, the watercolour is now valuable and mainstream in its own right.

Watercolour paintings are especially well known for their transparent and layered appearance, made possible by the paint’s water based solution. It is generally used with a sort of heavy, cotton paper, to give texture and prevent water distortion, although artists may also use canvas or fabric.

Whether you prefer hyper-realistic landscapes or dreamy, abstract swathes of colour, we're sure you'll find something you love in our ever-expanding Watercolour Collection.

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