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.
Available in 140lb (300gsm) NOT & EXTRA ROUGH and have 20 sheets per block, and the 200lb (425gsm) NOT & EXTRA ROUGH have 15 sheets per block.
Watercolour paper blocks are glued on all 4 sides.
All these blocks have a very stiff backing board for extra stability.
Some time ago I purchased a block of both the Not and the Rough and have had excellent results with both. I am not (no pun intended) keen on stretching paper and now always go for the 200lb or 300lb. I recently finished a painting of waterfalls in a gorge and there were two small trees jambed against rocks. I left them out of the painting as they were a distraction, consequently I had to readjust the flow of the water to look right. I had seven attempts on one area of the painting before I was satisfied and the paper never batted an eye lid (if that makes sense). It is tough.I was able to lift colour too where necessary. The 200lb will cockle somewhat with a really wet wash but in my case it always has dried flat. Brian Savage (Bognor Regis, United Kingdom) on 15 May 2012
I love the 200 gsm block great size. I like the softness of the suface its not too brittle. The rough works for me though i still get a buckle if i wet it too much even if I let it completely dry out. Don't dry it in full hot sun as the paper curls off the backing board which i'm sure will happen to any block. S. Home (Berwickshire) on 24 Jul 2009
Found this block just as good if not better than other extra rough more expensive papers. Gillian Ousby (Blackburn, United Kingdom) on 14 Aug 2012