California Watercolor Association
The California Watercolor Association is the largest regional water media organization in California. CWA exists to create, foster, and sustain interest in the art of water media painting; to sponsor educational programs, displays and exhibitions; to increase the skills of its members; and to further the understanding and appreciation of water media art on the part of its members and the general public. It is the intent of CWA to dedicate its resources to the artistic growth of artists of all ages. Scholarship funds are provided each year to students to help further their study of art. In addition, merchandise awards; cash or gift certificates are given to deserving students or to art community projects. CWA presents annual achievement cash awards for students at the Sacramento State Fair, Alameda County Fair and Contra Costa County Fair. CWA also sponsors an art exhibition for a high school district that includes cash awards.
Lanaquarelle cold press is a beautiful paper for watercolor and gouache. It does not hold up to drafting tape as a masking method, but can take masking fluids. The paint continues to slowly and evenly disperse across a wet surface, applied even after the wet sheen subsides, so be careful not to over-paint during wet on wet or dispersion will go too far. It is a great paper for very surprising subtle and delicate effects, as well as bold and saturated washes, which apply easily and evenly. I am glad I tried this paper and I would definitely use it again and again.
This is by far the best ink I have used for my comics!
Consistency is perfect. Pigment has the tendency to settle at the bottom of the bottle but I just stir it with a brush and it dissolves quickly.
I buy this product in batches,because I am terrified that it will be discontinued.
Joe Kubert's school recommended this ink.
- Francesco S. in New York
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