An unpredictable medium, the character of watercolor is uniquely challenging and at the same time uniquely alluring. Watercolour paints are made from natural colour pigments suspended in a water-based solution. The transparency of the paint allows watercolour paintings to bring a strikingly luminosity with few fillers obscuring the pigments' true colour.
During the Renaissance in the 15th Century and particularly in England during the 18th Century, watercolours were widely used, in part due to the fact that watercolour artists could create a stunning likeness to reality with the medium. With the likes of Turner, Blake and Constable to name a few, watercolour paintings have had a rich tradition in British art.