Re Arches Aquarelle AB636N : I require 640gsm smooth or almost smooth for a special project. Will this block be suitable, please? Also is it possible to acquire samples of the various Arches watercolour papers? If so, how would I order them? Thanking you in anticipation.
The type paper used is really personal preference. Many artists will use a Hot pressed paper for finer detail due to the smoother surface. NOT (Cold Pressed) watercolour paper is the most popularly used, as the surface has a slightly textured surface (this can be different from brand to brand) and ROUGH watercolour paper is the most textured watercolour paper.
We understand it is difficult choosing a paper type or surface to work on which is why we have put together trial pack which offer you the opportunity to try and test different paper brands and surfaces with out having to invest in a pad of pack of paper which you may not use.