For too long, the beautiful medium of watercolor has been confined to a paper-behind-glass niche. Now, with this exciting new ground, anything you’ve dreamed of painting with watercolor can become a reality. It’s easy to use-just brush it on-and incredibly versatile. Daniel Smith watercolor ground is much better than gesso’s and matte medium at handling lots of water and protects your paper from getting damaged from the water. It allows watercolors to be used in traditional ways to take advantage of their transparency and granulation, blending and flowing qualities which make watercolors special.