Watercolour painting means that water based paint is spread in thin, transparent layers on absorbent paper. Watercolour is great for beginners learning to paint. Water colours are sold either in sets or individually in the form of tubes, pencils, pans and half-pans. Watercolour painting is so simple that all you need are a paint brush and water you are ready to get painting! With a painting pad suitable for water colours you could create masterpieces.