Watercolor is a type of painting created by mixing colored pigments or pan paints with water in a tray palette. Using a paintbrush, the translucent paint mixture is then applied directly onto a textured, cold-press paper. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned artist, watercolor painting is a great skill to learn. Since the medium requires few tools and accessories, it’s ideal for artists with small studios, those who love to travel, or those who love to paint outside. Additionally, because the paints are water-based and non-toxic, they are accessible for everyone to use at any age. Watercolor is a very versatile medium, perfect for all styles of painting. The painter may choose to allow colors to bleed together, forming more fluid and abstract compositions. Or the painter can create sharper lines with saturated hues yielding more realistic-looking paintings. There are endless possibilities for creative expression using watercolors.