We all know too well that lugging around monstrous sheets of watercolour paper everywhere can be a bit of a chore, especially when you are working on location in a field somewhere! Watercolour sheets can also be pain when they are so big and require a good bit of time cutting and trimming them down to size, but even then they are still liable to get torn and crumpled unless safely stored away in a folder or portfolio.
Watercolour pads offer a solution to almost all of these problems, allowing you to carry around your watercolour paper in a lightweight pad that has already been cut to the appropriate size and has the pages bound together keeping them safe from too much damage.
There is a choice of gum or spiral bound watercolour paper pads, as well as a watercolour block which has been bound on all four edges so that there’s no need for stretching paper, making it great for working out and about.
There are some excellent watercolour pad brands to choose from including Winsor & Newton Cotman pads, Daler Rowney Langton pads, Arches pads, Saunders Waterford pads; it’s all here!