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Canson Watercolour



The papers offered by Canson® are available in various weights and textures and are designed to be a source of inspiration to artists. The main features of watercolour are transparency and luminosity. Of all the wet techniques, watercolour is the most demanding regarding paper, and choosing the most suitable sheet for the composition is an essential part of the process. Canson® provides an extensive product range in which every artist will find a watercolour paper suitable for their expertise.

Canson® Héritage

Canson® Héritage is produced on a cylinder-mould machine using the traditional process of papermakers. It features an exceptional and sensual texture. It is made with 100% cotton fibres, a...

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Aquarelle Canson

Traditionnally produced on a cylinder-mould machine, Aquarelle Canson® paper is made from 60% cotton fibres. It has excellent longevity due to the fact it is alkaline-buffered.
Its natural...

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Montval® paper was designed by the famous painter Gaspard Maillol, nephew of the sculptor Aristide Maillol, and manufactured by Canson® at his request in the early 20th...

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XL® Watercolour

XL® Watercolour was specially designed for wet techniques including watercolour. It is perfect for students, as the paper is very easy to correct and it can be washed with a sponge or a...

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Graduate Watercolour

Canson® Graduate Watercolour pads feature white, durable, fine grain paper.

They contain 20 sheets of 250gsm paper.

Perfect for getting started with watercolours and...

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Rely on the unbeatable quality of Canson® papers to bring your watercolours to life

Canson® watercolour papers come in a range of whitenesses and grains that are a constant source of inspiration for artists. The most attractive qualities of watercolour are its transparency and luminosity. But it is the wet technique that asks the most of the paper. So, the choice of substrate is crucial to meeting the requirements of this technique and can be tricky. Canson® offers a wide range of watercolour papers specially designed and tailored to the needs of every artist, whatever their level of expertise. 
Our heavyweight papers are perfect for watercolour techniques: neither too thick nor too thin, they won't buckle, so you can be sure of a polished result. Our watercolour papers are suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike.

Watercolour papers to express all your ideas

The right choice of paper is essential to the success of your watercolours, so it's important to take time to select the paper that suits you best and allows your artistic talent shine through.
Watercolour painters have an enormous number of papers are available to them, and it's not always easy to choose from the many options on offer if you're not familiar with them.  The best way is to test each paper because the results you achieve (shrinkage, drying time, runs, etc.) will vary depending on how you paint with your watercolours on the paper you choose.

Brand new: Canson® watercolour papers are also available in small travel notebook formats, with a padded cover featuring an elegant imitation linen fabric. These practical little books come with a small pocket inside and can be fastened with an elastic band. They're so easy to carry, so you can take them wherever you go and capture all your memories!