Bockingford is a beautiful English watercolour paper, traditionally made on a cylinder mould machine at St Cuthberts Mill. This is a high quality paper made using pure materials to archival standards. Its attractive surface is created using natural woollen felts that give it a distinctive random texture. Appreciated for its excellent colour lifting abilities. This is an extremely forgiving watercolour paper valued by professional and amateur artists around the world.
Bockingford offers quality watercolour paper at an affordable price.
NEW Bockingford is now available in Hot Pressed (HP) in 140lb (300gsm) which has a smooth surface.
Please note that the Extra Rough Bockingford has a similar degree of roughness as any of the other rough papers, the name is a bit misleading as the surface is not rougher than other rough papers.
SPECIAL OFFER 1 5 packs or more of Bockingford 140lb NOT, HP or Extra Rough for only £7.98 per pack.
SPECIAL OFFER 2 5 packs or more of Bockingford 200lb NOT or Extra Rough for only £11.07 per pack.
(price will adjust in your cart when you add 5 or more packs)
Paper is supplied in a pack of 5 full imperial sheets or can be cut into 1/2 or 1/4.
Carefully check the paper types below when you order.
All packs of paper* are supplied in the following options as regards size:
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Bockingford is a tough and forgiving paper, which is great for all watercolour techniques.
Colours can be lifted if applied too dark without heavy staining problems, and the internal sizing means you do not always need to stretch the paper.
Tip: wipe the surface with a clean sponge dampened in warm water, and begin painting once this has dried. It makes the paint go on more smoothly and stops the hard edges appearing. JG (Bristol) on 11 Oct 2006
I am still learning about watercolour, and always stick to this paper for consistency. Enough texture for techniques like dry brush, solid enough when stretched for big washes, and reasonably priced. One variable eliminated! Ray Grover (Manchester, United Kingdom) on 11 Aug 2012
I paint on a commercial basis, selling my work at local markets.
Having sold over eighty pieces in the past year, I have to say that the 'Bockingford' paper used, whilst middle-of-range from the 'Price' point of view, performs infinitely better than the price would suggest. Alan Ford (Gateshead, United Kingdom) on 22 Jun 2012