This month's material is watercolor paint, which is something I've been getting into more this year. I began my career as an oil painter, and I still consider oil to be my main focus. However, I really enjoy working with watercolor because of its transparency. This is one of the themes of my work, but I don't work much with it with oil, instead leaving it to watercolor and oil pastels.
As one might guess, watercolor paint is water-based. It is made up of pigments (color), gum arabic (binder), additives (to improve the quality), and solvent (dilutant). It's the binder that makes it watercolor.
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