Welcome to dickblick
This fine watercolorist's journal is filled with natural white watercolor paper. It has a hard cover and double wire binding, so it lays flat and doubles back for easy access. The book contains 15 sheets of Arches fine Cold Press 140 lb (300gsm) watercolor paper.
® Arches is a registered trademark.
(based on 13 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 13 customers
Displaying reviews 1-10
Back to top
Previous | Next »
Arches is like going home
from Rosemont, NJ
Comments about Arches Field Watercolor Book:
After trying an equivalent product from two other famous brands I got the Arches album and find it to be perfect for watercolor. The paint seems to love the paper and flows onto and into the surface in a controlled and lovely way. The colors of the paint on this paper, especially the subtler ones, seem to reach their fullest beauty. It's simply the best for me.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Was this review helpful? Yes / No
- You may also flag this review
For more than just water colors
By Growing my art
from Scotts Valley
I use this book as an archive of my painting process. I keep source photos , sketches and watercolor mock up of my oil paintings. The heavy paper quality helps create a strong base for all of this.
By Talley CEO
from Rhome, Tx
I bought art pens for my daughters Birthday and she loves them. Great prices and fast delivery!
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Must have one
from Clermont, FL
I tried buying the cheaper version, but it just wouldn't do. The paper might be okay for sketching, but it's not acceptable for watercolor. If you're on the fence, just go ahead and buy the Arches one.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Just what I wanted
from Felton, DE
I bought the watercolor paper spiral notebook to take on a Mediterranean Cruise in September. I love love Arches 140 lb. cold press paper and the notebook came in the perfect size for quick plein air journalling. It is exactly what I hoped it would be.
Great For a Sketch-a -day !!!!!
from Henrico, VA
They are great for a sketch a day in watercolor.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
This is NOT my beloved Arches paper!
from Outer Banks
I just splurged and bought one of these (and I am a loooonnnggg time Arches watercolor sheet-paper fan) and absolutely hate it. I'm gonna fill it up because I'm cheap and broke – can't afford another sketchbook right now – but the paper in this book is NOT my beloved Arches.The paper is slick, almost glossy, and pigment will not soak into it. I can't find any ink (Copic, Micron, fountain pen, etc) that will sketch on it. Watercolor just sits on top of the paper and takes forever to dry. I keep smearing my painting because I think "it just has to be dry by now," but nope.Makes me want to fling it across the room. Buyer beware.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that the Arches paper isn't performing well for you. We will be in touch to assist you soon. In the meantime, you might try laying a wash over the surface of the paper and letting it dry. The natural gelatin sizing used in the Arches papers can develop a surface tension over time. Usually, a wash will "open up" the surface, and once that dries, the paper will behave as normal. A member of our Customer Care Team will be reaching out to assist you.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
best paper in a great binder, perfect package
from South Dakota
This is great if you travel or have time to kill waiting for apts, etc. I use to draw in ink then when get home can fill in with watercolor. Paper is the best of any brand I don't waste money on any brand but Archer. But I love these books because they transport so well and are still of high quality of regular Arches watercolor paper. Try them you won't ever buy another brand, promise.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
This is great paper for watercolors, just wish that the sketchbook had a little more paper.
Now I know why people love this ..
Loading item data...
Please allow ADDITIONAL DELIVERY TIME for factory-shipped items.
Click here to view expected shipping dates, or call our Order Dept (800)-828-4548.
Copyright © 2015 Dick Blick Art Materials. All rights reserved.
Your cart is currently empty.
Your cart currently contains N item.
Dick Blick Art Materials®, Blick®, Blick Studio®, and Artists Pick Blick® are registered trademarks of Dick Blick Holdings Inc.
© Copyright 1999-2017 Dick Blick Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.