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Hydrus is lightfast, transparent, fine art quality watercolor in a glass bottle. This liquid product delivers the same brilliance and permanency as traditional tube watercolors. Made from the finest artist pigments, Hydrus Watercolors can be blended and intermixed while still maintaining the transparency and luminosity of the colors.
Set includes 12 glass bottles: Hansa Yellow Light, Gamboge, Brilliant Cadmium Red, Deep Red Rose, Quinacridone Magenta, Phthalo Green, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet, Venetian Brown, Carbon Black, and Titanium White. Available in 1 oz or ½ oz bottles.
Set includes 12 glass bottles: Hansa Deep Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Red, Cobalt Blue, Indian Red, Viridan Green, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Sepia, Payne's Gray, Sap Green, and Burnt Umber. Available in 1 oz or ½ oz bottles.
Set includes 12 glass bottles: Blue Aqua, Carmine, Chrome Yellow, Crimson Lake, Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Violet, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Red Oxide, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine Red Violet, and Vermilion Hue. Available in 1 oz or ½ oz bottles.
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Vibrant, translucent watercolors
Comments about Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Liquid Watercolors:
This is my first time working with Dr. PH Martin's watercolors. I love the intensity, and it is the only watercolor I've run into where I can erase pencil marks after laying down color. The intensity and liquid form is a bit of a time-saver, but the paint is easily watered down if needed and can be revived if it dries solid on the palette. #sweepstakes
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I am in love.
By Katie Kat
from Logan, Ut
Well, I am obsessed with these paints. So easy to mix and the pigment is to die for. I am already planning on buying the full sets!
Looking forward to working more with these
from Warrenville, IL
I love the vibrancy and consistency. They mixed very well. A joy to work with. I only purchased three primary colors but will probably pick up a set in the future.
very good pigments
I am a scrimshaw artist. The marks I make are minuscule,and I need a pigment that is finely ground, and intense ic hue. the Hydrus inks fit the bill!. Ive used them for years and the permanency of the pigments is so important. I have not bee disappointed yet.
(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
"Provides Endless Creative Possibilitis"
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Watercolorsprovide the versatility of pouring techniques, painting anddrawing within the same art creation using any style you prefer.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Liquid Watercolors the best!
from Coos Bay, Oregon
I prefer using Dr. Ph Martin's Hydrus Liquid Watercolor over tube and pans-the colors are vivid and true, mixing is easy and a little goes a long way. Blick has the best prices for all products, orders are packed secure, shipments arrive on time-I can always depend on Blick for quality and great Customer Service-Thank you.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Fabulous and flexible
By Chuck's Ghost
from Austin, Texas
I use these liquid watercolors to produce abstracts. I love the fluidity, mixability, depth of color as well as the ability to mix with water to create lighter shades. There are a couple of colors with which I am disappointed. RawUmber never seems to mid completely and Cobalt Violet's pigments seem to clump at full strength and creates little bars and floaters of concentrated pigment regardless of how much shaking the bottle receives.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Vibrant and worth every penny
from San Francisco, CA
I have been using pan and tube watercolors for a couple of months now and decided to give liquid watercolors a try. Dr. Ph. Martin's seemed to be the go-to for many artists I follow on social media, and I think they are definitely worth it. In terms of color these are super vibrant and concentrated. I got the Cobalt Blue and use it for many ocean-inspired studies, and am considering getting a set of the other colors for more of my floral and landscape works (which lend themselves well to vibrant colors). Although these are not as portable as pan or tube watercolors, at home they do a great job as long as the palette is on a desk (level surface) and can be left out to dry if being used/re-wetted for later. I also imagine these are good for large paintings, as a little goes a long way.
from La Selva Beach, CA
Hydrus is the only Paint I use and I was having trouble finding it in singles not needing entire sets so I sent Blick an email a couple years ago and they got them in stock not long after. Thanks Blick!
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
I love these paints
from West Palm Beach, FL
I'm a professional illustrator and I've been using Dr. Martins liquid watercolors for a few years. They are by far my favorite type of watercolor... will never go back to the tube or cake type. The bottles look small, but the paint goes a long way and lasts a very long time. I love how vibrant the colors are, and my paintings don't fade over time like some other watercolors. That being said, the hydrus watercolors are more permanent... you can't pull the color out with bleach or rub it out with water after it's dry. I know some colleagues who prefer the non-hydrus type for that reason. It's a matter of preference. I highly recommend this product.
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