A firm favourite amongst water colour artists, Cotman Water Colour paper is a fine quality mould-made, wood-free paper made exclusively to the exacting specifications of Winsor & Newton. Both inexpensive and versatile, it is ideal for use by students, amateurs or professionals who use large quantities of paper. Cotman paper is acid free for extensive life without deterioration and is both internally and externally sized to give brilliance of colour and to facilitate erasing and sponging without damaging the surface. It has a natural warm white surface.
Cotman Water Colour Paper is recommended by the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and has been awarded their seal of approval. This award was made after extensive testing of the paper which was found to offer a "unique combination of quality, value and reliability". Cotman Water Colour Paper has therefore met the exacting standards demanded by the membership of one of Britain's leading groups of water colourists.
20 sheets of Cotman water colour paper per block, glued 4 sides and available in 140lb (300gsm) NOT.
This range is being discontinued and available while stocks last.
This paper is a good weight, nice to paint on. I never used a block before, but much easier than soaking and stretching paper and waiting for it to dry. It's easy to remove the sheet from the block when required. Pamela Freedman (Glasgow, United Kingdom) on 18 Jan 2013
I use these at life class for quick watercolour studies - they stay fairly flat provided I don't swim them with water. They release easily from one another with a sharp craft knife and dry flat enough to frame - should I produce a 'keeper' If I had to complain I'd say the texture can be a little regular/mechanical Jac Howard (Seaham, United Kingdom) on 14 Aug 2013
I use these blocks for making backgrounds for scrapbooking. Because it is a block I don't have to contend with warping, or taping down, and can get as wet as I like. When dried I slice the page off and trim down to 12x12, leaving me two post card sizes or a top fold A6 card. Laura (West Sussex, United Kingdom) on 7 Oct 2016