Habitus loves …watercolours

Watercolours may have originated with primitive cave art, but its continuous history began in the Renaissance period. Today this simple art form survives in the hands of contemporary artists and continues to renew itself. Here we explore a mix of artist and tools that make watercolours wonderful

30 Mar 2012

Jet-set acquarelle 


Designed by: Hermés 

Why we love it: This is compact watercolour set that comes in a Natural Barenia leather case andcan be taken anywhere. It contains 8 watercolours, 1 brush and 1 water bottle. Ingenious art luxury.

Where you can get it:  Hermés



Red sable brushes


Why we love it: An artist needs the right tools for the job and there is no mistaking the a red sable brush when it comes to applying paint to paper.


Where you can get it: Oxford Art Store



Windsor and Newton


Designed by: Hunter

Why we love it: The best thing about watercolour pigments is that you only need the smallest amount and just add water.

Where you can get it: Winsor Newton



Blunt Umbrella


Designed by: Blunt


Why we love it: Poked anyone in the eye with an umbrella recently? Been poked? The Blunt umbrella removes this ubiquitous safety hazard while incorporating fluid lines and solid construction.


Where you can get it: Tim Olsen 



Jelle Van Der Berg


Designed by:  Jelle Van den Berg


Why we love it:The playful twists of Jelle Van den Berg’s work is so entertaining and quirky. His awareness of colour and the loose watery application of the paint adds to the character of his subject.

Where you can get it: Gallery 9



Noel McKenna


Designed by: NOel McKenna 


Why we love it: Subtle, naïve representations of Australian suburbia. 


Where you can get it: Darren Knight Gallery





Designed by: Arches


Why we love it: The weight, texture and consistency provides optimum painting surface.


Where you can get it: Eckersleys



The Rip


Why we love it: The rustic edge to the paper is an art in itself, be warned…NEVER cut your watercolour paper with scissors. Blasphemy of the watercolour world.


Where you can get it: Your hands