Ideal for watercolour painting, as for all wet techniques such as ink, gouache and acrylic.3 textures: cold pressed, hot pressed and rough. ARCHES® Aquarelle has an even, natural grain. The choice of texture will depend on the medium used by the artist. As a general rule, though, texture is a matter of personal choice for the artist, part of the process of artistic creation and expression. The cotton gives the paper beauty, a natural, lasting whiteness and an inimitable touch as well as strength and longevity.