Review: Montval Torchon Watercolor Paper

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Montval Torchon

Montval Torchon watercolor paper by Canson Infinity

I thought of using another product of Canson which is the Montval Torchon watercolor paper for a personal project. The weight of the paper is 270 gsm and it has a snowy appearance like texture. It gives a bumpy feel when touch and opens up like a pad.

Montval Torchon

Snowy surface

To test the paper I painted some scenes.


65: Flowery

The paper suits my loose style of painting which is mostly wet into wet with minimal details. I like how the paper can handle more water and that the colors soften and blend nearly effortlessly. Adding texture is a breeze when doing dry brush. Colors can be easily lifted without bruising the paper.


 Colorful Sky

Have you tried Montval Torchon watercolor paper? Let me know your experience in the comments below.

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4 Responses

  1. Osvaldo Montero

    I bought one of these on sale for 5 bucks, just to try it. The “snowy” texture is great for mixed media. I’ve tried markers, ink, watercolor and acrylics with the results I was looking for.

  2. Elisa Choi

    Thank you for dropping by Osvaldo. I too like the snowy texture and it creates a subtle uniqueness to my paintings. :)

  3. Rajan Dey

    This definitely is not a paper for all. One should know how to use it. I have found that this paper is really good for abstract art and I am going to buy it again.

  4. Elisa Choi Ang

    Thank you for sharing your experience Rajan. I agree that this paper may be good for abstract because of its texture. I like your atmospheric paintings!

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