What are Watercolour Paints?

Watercolour (also called aquarelle) is a painting method where paints are made of pigments suspended in a water-based solution.

Watercolour paint consists of four main properties - watercolour pigment, gum arabic (binder to hold the pigment), honey and preservatives.

The paints are diluted using water and the tonal values will vary from dark to light depending on the water mixed with the paint.

Watercolours are known for their transparency and appear more vivid than acrylics or oils because the pigments in watercolours are in a purer form. 

It also comes in handy for plein-air artists who love painting outdoors. 

Watercolour works well with other mediums like coloured pencils and inks to create mixed media composition. 

Watercolours are heavily water-based, as soon as two set colours touch, they begin to bleed into each other, which makes the blending process easy. 

It also gives a translucent finish.


Buy artist-grade watercolour paints online at affordable prices

Watercolours remain a beloved medium for artists worldwide, valued for their transparency, versatility, and spontaneity.

From traditional landscapes to contemporary abstracts, watercolours continue to inspire artists to explore new possibilities and push the boundaries of artistic expression.

Artist-grade watercolour paints contain higher-quality pigments, producing richer, more vibrant colours.

These pigments are also lightfast, meaning they resist fading over time, ensuring the longevity of the artwork.

These paints usually have superior transparency and some paints exhibit granulation as well, allowing for more nuanced and expressive painting techniques.

The consistency and flow of artist-grade paints are carefully formulated, providing artists with greater control and versatility in their work.

Buy original & best quality watercolour paints from different brands online at the best prices

Shop for our own range of Thoovi watercolour paints , premium quality watercolour paints at the best price, suitable for professional, hobby artists and beginners.

We have a range of watercolour tube sets, half pan setsindividual tubes in 48 different shades, jumbo-sized full pans (which are equivalent to 8 half pans) in 16 different shades from Thoovi.

Also available with us are watercolour paints from the brand HIMI-MIYA, artist-grade, high-quality paints at affordable prices.

We have a range of watercolour tube sets, travel watercolour sets, rhombus watercolour sets, watercolour set for kids from the brand HIMI-MIYA & these paints contain good quality & vibrant pigments, suitable for all artists .

We also have affordable & artist grade watercolour paints from the brands- Camlin & Daler Rowney. They are available in the form of tube sets & watercolour cake set, suitable for beginner artists & hobbyists.