All artists who want to create eye catching paintings that show their artistic skill need to have the correct art equipment. One of the most common mistakes in the watercolour medium is using the incorrect paper, in order to keep your surface from absorbing too much water you need a high quality watercolour paper, with a high GSM of at least 300. You will be able to find plenty of options in our selection, from hand made Khadi papers to high quality Fabriano and Arches watercolour blocks, pads or sheets. Watercolour paper is available in both hot and cold pressed varieties: hot pressed paper is smoother and has a fine grain whereas cold pressed watercolour paper has a more textured surface. The Cass Art Jumbo Gummed Watercolour Pads are available in a range of sizes and are able to withstand heavy watercolour washes while Arches Aquarelle Watercolour Block is chosen by many of the world's leading watercolour artists, with paper made from 100% cotton fibre. If painting on the go is the thing for you, take a look at our selection of watercolour paper notebooks. Our Moleskine Watercolour Notebook is ideal for watercolour painting and sketching when you're out and about. You will also be able to find the newest innovation in watercolour surface in our range: the Yupo paper, made from 100% Polyprolyene, which gives you an incredibly smooth surface to work on.