Two Rivers was an absolute joy to use. It is a heavier weight paper and the colours were… positively sumptuous and the effects of wet into wet were excellent.
It accepts multiple washes well, and was still pretty good for line work and resisted damage to the surface from scrubbing, scratching and removal of masking fluid. You could lift colour off easily and the surface was easy to work wet or dry. This is a beautiful paper.
Liz Butler RWS Artists & Illustrators Magazine – May 2000
The largest output at Two Rivers is of the famous TR and DeNimes handmade artists paper. This is the paper of choice for many of the country’s finest artists.
Two Rivers has a unique random surface texture unlike the mechanically even weave of most other branded papers. This also means that there is not a right or wrong side as both sides are identical.
It is incredibly hard sized, allowing the painter the luxury of pushing paint around for much longer than with more absorbent artists papers. Because the paint is not drawn into the paper the pigment dries to a sharp and brilliant finish. The inclusion of linen in its make-up results in an unusually tough surface which will resist much lifting out, scrubbing and re-working.
As well as watercolour, our papers are used for other media including pastels, oils, printmaking, photographic processes and many types of mixed media.