No brushes are used to apply paint, only to pre-wet the paper. I find a Hake brush to be ideal for applying large amounts of water and evenly coating full sheets of 22” x 30” watercolor paper. Arches 300lb watercolor paper is my paper of choice. Arches is readily available and the heavier weight paper is especially suited for large paintings and heavy washes.
My favorite color is Ph. Martin’s Quinacridone Magenta because of its vibrant warmth, energy and the varied colors it creates as part of my glazing process. I’m forever running out. My least favorite colors are probably the brown shades because I am so drawn to vibrant colors. My love of color is limitless!