Canson Montval Watercolor Pads
Montval® is a paper that was designed by the painter Gaspard Maillol, nephew of the sculptor Aristide Maillol, and manufactured by Canson® at his request at the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, the paper has acquired new qualities. Acid-free, with excellent longevity, treated against mould and free of any optical brightening additives, this is a superior quality watercolour study paper that is very easy to use thanks to its excellent "touch-up" (ability of a paper to be brush washed for correction). Montval® can be corrected by scratching, without fluffing. It is suitable for all wet techniques: watercolour, gouache, acrylic. These properties make it a paper that is accessible to everybody.
The spiral-bound pad is ideal for use with little water. It is a rigid, portable media, ideal for working outside. The spiral binding allows the sheets to be completely turned to the back of the pad. Featuring micro-perforations, the sheets are easily detachable.
The Montval® grain is a special rough grain that is reminiscent of cottony clouds. This dented surface brings movement to landscapes, skies, or seascapes.
The 270 g/m² resists tearing that may sometimes occur with more lightweight papers. The amount of water is easier to measure when using papers of a superior weight. It is a well-balanced option when all of the subtleties of watercolor have not yet been mastered.