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DanielSmith Watercolour Ground

The Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground is a versatile product that allows artists to create watercolor paintings on various surfaces beyond traditional watercolor paper. Here are the key features and benefits of using Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground:

  1. Transparency: Watercolors are known for their transparent nature, giving paintings a distinct clarity, luminosity, and realism. With the watercolor ground, artists can achieve this unique visual quality on a wide range of surfaces.
  2. Suitable for Multiple Surfaces: The watercolor ground can be applied to various surfaces, including wood, metal, ceramic, plastic, canvas, plaster, glass, stone, and more. This opens up new creative possibilities, as artists can experiment with watercolors on different materials.
  3. Texture Similar to Watercolor Paper: When applied, the watercolor ground gives the surface a light, cottony texture similar to cold press watercolor paper. This texture allows watercolors to adhere well and spread smoothly, creating a satisfying painting experience.
  4. Expands Watercolor Medium Beyond Paper: Traditionally, watercolors have been used primarily on paper and framed behind glass. With the watercolor ground, artists can now create watercolor paintings directly on a variety of surfaces, allowing for more diverse and unique presentations of their artwork.


Using Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground:

  • Prepare the surface by cleaning and smoothing it, if necessary.
  • Apply the watercolor ground using a brush, roller, or any suitable tool.
  • Allow the ground to dry completely before painting with watercolors.
  • Paint as you would on traditional watercolor paper, taking advantage of the transparent and luminous qualities of watercolors.

Please note that different surfaces may require specific preparation or additional sealing before applying the watercolor ground. It’s always a good idea to test the ground on a small area of the surface first to ensure compatibility and desired results.

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground offers artists an exciting way to expand their creative horizons, bringing the beauty of watercolors to a variety of unconventional surfaces and breaking free from the traditional constraints of using watercolors solely on paper.