4 Steps To Using Our Paints - The Simplest Way
Pick Your Colors
Either pick them randomly (like I do) or pick a few that fit your color scheme.
Wet Your Brush
Find your favorite brush, whisper a few sweet nothings to it, then dip it in some clean water.
Touch Brush to Paint Side of DryColor Sheet
One side of our paint has a wash to show you what the color could look like (this side also has the name stamped on it) and the other side is our concentrated paint - you want that side.
You are ready to start painting. The wet brush both activates and lifts the concentrated paint from the back of our DryColor sheet.
Here is a short video demonstrating the technique from above!
In this video our resident artist Catie North is using our Travel Palette to demonstrate just how easy it is to paint with our watercolors.
In The Travel Palette all of the Drycolor sheets are attatched with their paint side facing outwards, ready to use. You can see that all she has to do is touch a wet brush to the paint and the paint activates and she's all ready to paint.
Our Liquid Watercolors
We also sell our colors as ultra-concentrated liquid watercolors as well. This form of watercolor opens up many new and exciting ways to use our paints - some artists find they can administer and mix paints a little more precisely when using our liquid watercolors.
Plus the awesome bottle/pipette combo feels like it's straight out of a laboratory - there's a reason why we call it the Peerless Color Labs!
Buffy Kaufman has been pioneering putting our liquid watercolors into mini spray bottles and using them as a sort of manual Instagram filter for her paintings. The light mist of color adds certain hues to the painting that you can't get by any other means!
She also has added them to sea salt, stirred them until they were combined, let the salt re-solidfy, and now can add what she calls her "magic salt" to a painting whenever she needs a pop or explosion of color!
Our Peerless Paints Community
Our company and our paints have alway been about getting creative. Peerless Watercolors was founded by a chemist who was curious about how to more easily colorize black and white photographs. Just playing around he stumbled on something that he had to show to the public!
What I'm trying to say is that I highly encourage you take my suggestions above as just that - suggestions. They are the easiest place to start from when you want to learn how to use our watercolors but that doesn't mean that you can't improve on them and create your own techniques.
As you know, art is about self exspression, enjoying the creative process, and having fun more than it's about the actual painting you end up with at the end. It's a safe place where you can slow down, have fun, and play around.
So of course, learn to use our paints as I've described above but then start playing around with them and using them in ways that no one, not even you would or could have expected.
Don't take yourself too seriously and know that you have the universes full permission to fill that page with a colorful, beautiful, chaotic mess of paint if you'd like and no one will ever jugde or think less of you for it.
- Dalton, Co-owner Nicholson's Peerless Transparent Watercolors
I love having these in my pocket. I always see something that I put in my journal and now I can always add color. These are the best
With the first stroke of my paintbrush, the word WOW! tumbled loudly out of my mouth. I couldn’t believe what I saw. The vibrancy and pureness of color of these watercolors is beyond words. And with so little effort on my part with my paintbrush haha. They mix beautifully. These will be the only watercolors I ever buy again. Oh.,,these AND their dry color sheets which are also amazing.
I can never resist a grab bag so I tried this out, and it was such a good choice! The grab bag was a REALLY generous amount of offcuts in a wide variety of colors. It’s perfect for me - I’m introducing Peerless watercolors by way of a take-home church craft project so the variety and economy were both really helpful! Recommend!
Like the paper pads.but ran out. dr. martin dyes are good but not the same…
I am a fan of these watercolors. The paints are easy to use, travel and share with others. I just love them.
They are definitely my go to set of watercolors.
They make it easy to always have color when you want it. The colors are great and it's so reliable
I love your Olive Green! It is my favorite green watercolor paint! I actually waited for it to come before starting my next painting!
Colors are bright and mixing them at different proportions as I desire is fun.
Perfect and compact ! Swatches are beautiful and paint is very pigmented !!!!
Just beyond fantastic. I just love it.
I bought my set in 2021 and have been using it frequently for my paintings. The colors are rich and apply beautifully to watercolor paper. I definitely need to order refills of some of the colors soon!
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Good morning Dalton..
When product received it looked OK…But I didn’t use it ..I gave it to a friend as a gift …I‘ll let her paint with it and later I will ask her how it goes and let you know
I’ve never used used watercolors like these before. So far so good. The color are good, bright, intense. I like very much.
So fun to play with the Bonus Packet. It complements the original pak of 15 beautifully. I’m a crafter, not a full-time artist and I appreciate how Peerless make watercolorng easy and fun. The paints are highy concentrated so a little goes a long way and by the way, they are gorgeous, too!