Recently in the art community, there’s been a lot of stir regarding Hahnemühle watercolor paper. In my opinion, this is due in large part to the tireless and superhuman efforts of their very skilled and extremely personable U.S. marketing manager.
But Hahnemühle hasn’t stirred up the watercolor winds without warrant. Last year, I was introduced to Hahnemühle watercolor papers and was extremely impressed with the performance of the two that I tested—Cézanne and Leonardo. Both of these papers performed so well that I gladly welcomed them as regulars in my studio.
Since that time, I’ve played around with nearly all of Hahnemühle’s watercolor papers and have tried to decipher their nuances and differences. Because Hahnemühle offers such a massive variety of papers (and constantly introduces more) and also because I only had a small test sheet of many of the papers, I’m unable to fully review every paper. What I can share is a short review or overview of Hahnemühle watercolor paper along with my experiences of how each paper performed with the way that I paint.
Though this Hahnemühle review (or overview) took me more than 6 months of trial and testing, I still can’t say that I fully understand all of Hahnemühle’s watercolor papers, but I do understand which of their papers works for me. As always, you may have different experiences and results with their papers.
Below are reviews of each Hahnemühle watercolor paper that I tried, and may you discover a Hahnemühle paper that works for you! Read More