New in the Hahnemühle watercolour range: Leonardo and Cézanne as hot pressed paper qualities with extremely smooth surfaces. Leonardo und CézanneWith their hot pressed surfaces, the mould-made papers Cézanne in 300gsm and Leonardo in 600gsm represent the ideal addition to the current range of matt and rough watercolour artist papers.


Both paper qualities are produced on cylinder-mould paper machines and are true cotton papers solely made of rags. They are soft but due to their grammage, they are also solid and robust. Thanks to their high grammage – the glued and gauzed blocks are available in the formats 24x32cm, 30x40cm and 36×48 cm – you can achieve a good flatness when being used for wet-on-wet techniques. In addition, these qualities also are available in the sheet format 56x76cm with two-deckled and two trimmed edges. The sized surface is well suited for colour corrections and erasing it is also particularly well suited for the techniques watercolour, gouache, acrylic, ink and Indian ink as well as tempera. Due to the hot pressed surface, the paper’s structure discreetly takes a back seat and inspires artists and hobbyists who love to work on a very fine and detail-rich level. Cézanne and Leonardo hot pressed, are non-ageing and archivable papers according to ISO 9706 as well as acid and chlorine free without optical brighteners.

Alexander Hetzel of www.farbensammler.de has tested both papers and writes about it in detail on his website. Here are two short resumees as appetizers for the new Hahnemühle papers: “For me, the hot pressed Cézanne paper is the modern watercolour paper for excellence. It is smooth like high-quality drawing paper. Even creating extensive drawings on this paper is real fun as you don’t need to cope with a structure making an impact on the flow of your drawing or the colour flow. Those who like detail-rich watercolours or pen & wash will love this paper.” “If you merge the best surface for a watercolour paper with the best paper quality, the result is the hot pressed paper Leonardo. This painting medium allows for the details that watercolour artists are craving after. In addition, this paper is perfectly suited for the popular combination of drawing and watercolour. Also the high grammage even allows for extensive wet-on-wet techniques. Therefore, Leonardo represents the perfect medium for modern high-quality watercolours.”

Both paper qualities are produced on cylinder-mould paper machines and are true cotton papers solely made of rags. They are soft but due to their grammage, they are also solid and robust. Thanks to their high grammage – the glued and gauzed blocks are available in the formats 24x32cm, 30x40cm and 36×48 cm – you can achieve a good flatness when being used for wet-on-wet techniques. In addition, these qualities also are available in the sheet format 56x76cm with two-deckled and two trimmed edges. The sized surface is well suited for colour corrections and erasing it is also particularly well suited for the techniques watercolour, gouache, acrylic, ink and Indian ink as well as tempera. Due to the hot pressed surface, the paper’s structure discreetly takes a back seat and inspires artists and hobbyists who love to work on a very fine and detail-rich level. Cézanne and Leonardo hot pressed, are non-ageing and archivable papers according to ISO 9706 as well as acid and chlorine free without optical brighteners.

Alexander Hetzel of www.farbensammler.de has tested both papers and writes about it in detail on his website. Here are two short resumees as appetizers for the new Hahnemühle papers: “For me, the hot pressed Cézanne paper is the modern watercolour paper for excellence. It is smooth like high-quality drawing paper. Even creating extensive drawings on this paper is real fun as you don’t need to cope with a structure making an impact on the flow of your drawing or the colour flow. Those who like detail-rich watercolours or pen & wash will love this paper.” “If you merge the best surface for a watercolour paper with the best paper quality, the result is the hot pressed paper Leonardo. This painting medium allows for the details that watercolour artists are craving after. In addition, this paper is perfectly suited for the popular combination of drawing and watercolour. Also the high grammage even allows for extensive wet-on-wet techniques. Therefore, Leonardo represents the perfect medium for modern high-quality watercolours.”

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