Olesya Turchuk

Watercolor addicted :)

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basic watercolor paints

Brush size example. The smallest made of kolinsky, it's more tough - ideal fo tiny details. The rest two made of squirrel - more soft, takes a lot of water - ideal for big fill and painting middle and big parts. Big and middle sized brushes better when made of soft natural hair - squirrel or sable. Small brush better when made of more firm natural hair - such as kolinsky or firm synthetics.

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What concerns paper, you can try a lot of brands buying it in separate sheets, it is cheaper and will help you to choose your favorite:)

One of my favorite paper brand is French Canson paper. Montval paper is best cellulose i tried. Rough paper ideal for landscapes. Satin paper is perfect for botanical art. Grain fin cold pressed paper i use for everithing! It provides beautiful texture on painting, allows to make washes and corrections. 

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Fabriano artistico provides very bright colours. Love it very much too! 

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Saunders Waterford is also great paper! 

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