World of Gansai: Colorful Japanese Watercolors
Gansai is richly colored Japanese paint with very finely ground pigments. It offers a completely different experience from Western watercolors. In this livestream recording artist Karen Elaine introduces you to the colorful world of Gansai!
This video was originally livestreamed on the Yasutomo Facebook page on Friday, 9/29/23.
For an easy, shoppable overview of the items used in this demo, visit our World of Gansai collection HERE.
Listed roughly in order of appearance in the video:
- Small Gansai Set: Traditional Japanese Watercolors (WC211)
- Large Gansai Set with 2 1/4" rounds: Traditional Japanese Watercolors (WC215) - not shown on screen, only described
- 8 color gansai kit (part of a new kit, coming soon!)
- Shikishi Boards, 5x7 inches (HY300)
- Hosho Paper Pad (6H)
- Gasen Paper (6G) - paper used for the dark blue wash
- Wa Fude Kiyo brush (WF1)
- Black felt mat - you can buy regular black felt from a craft store (or a Japanese store like Daiso), or Viva absorbent paper towel
- Fusion brush (FS series)
- Single round porcelain saucer (WCW210)
- Corelle 3 section dish (not made by Yasutomo)
- All-Purpose brush (SW00) - the fine brush
- Wa Fude Nankai brush (WF8) - the very large brush Karen uses dry to add texture to her rock
- Niji Watercolor Paper Pad, Cold Press (NCP-5)
- Schmincke aqua granulation spray medium (not sold by Yasutomo)
- Ox gall medium (Winsor & Newton, Holbein, and QoR sell it)