Watercolor paint is a translucent art medium. Watercolor is basically a colored pigment in a water-soluble binder. The paint dissolves when you add water allowing the pigment to spread with a brush.
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If you are wanting to become a watercolor artist you need to know what watercolor is. Knowing something about your paint will help you recognize good paint from bad, and help you choose the best watercolors to suit your preferences. Watercolor paint is made of a few simple ingredients, but the two main components are the pigment (this provides the color) and the binder (usually gum-arabic). Watercolor paints also contain some other additives which help extend the shelf life of the product.