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Grumbacher uses two formulas for their pan watercolors, so you can enjoy the clarity of a transparent watercolor or the velvety coverage of an opaque. The colors are poured into large, circular cakes that snap in and out of the trays for cleaning and rearranging.
Each set comes with a choice of either 12 or 24 colors. and includes a pointed, round red sable watercolor brush. The opaque watercolor sets include a 5 ml tube of Chinese White.
Opaque 12-Pan Set
Includes 12 pans, one in each of the following opaque colors: Light Yellow, Light Orange, Light Red, Magenta, Violet, Ultramarine, Cyan Blue, Sea Green, Leaf Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, and Black.
Opaque 24-Pan Set
Includes 24 pans, one in each of the following opaque colors: Light Yellow, Light Orange, Light Red, Deep Crimson, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Leaf Green, Sea Green, Prussian Blue, Ultramarine, Umber, Black, Lemon Yellow, Indian Yellow, Violet, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Blue, French Green, Magenta, Cyan Blue, Olive, Flesh Tone, Gold, and Silver.
Transparent 12-Pan Set
Includes 12 pans, one in each of the following transparent colors: Yellow, Vermilion, Carmine, Violet, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Blue Green, Yellow Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, and Lamp Black.
Transparent 24-Pan Set
Includes 24 pans, one in each of the following transparent colors: Lemon, Yellow, Indian Yellow, Orange, Vermilion, Permanent Red, Carmine, Violet, Ultramarine, Cobalt Blue, Prussian Blue, Turquoise Blue, Blue Green, French Green, Yellow Green, Green Oxide of Chromium, Raw Umber, Vandyke Brown, Burnt Sienna, Indian Red, Yellow Ochre, Flesh Color, Payne's Gray, and Lamp Black.
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Really light soft colours
Comments about Grumbacher Watercolor Pan Sets:
Transparent happy colours, really bright and vibrant, but not for painting realistic natural colours.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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First Time Disappointment in Grumbacher
I began to use these paints to make a color palette and find out how the colors appeared. I was so disappointed. I have other pan WC that with a tiny drop of water jump to life. I expected the same, after all I had used Grumbacher tube paints and love their vibrancy and ease of reconstitution with water should they dry out on the palette. So since the tube paints even dried jump to life, I expected these pans to do the same. It takes more than a little water, it is hard on brushes since you have to rub the pan repeatedly to convince enough color onto the brush and even then they are pale and resemble a wash instead of opaque color. Unfortunately, I can't comment on lightfastness, I didn't take the time to look it up since I am going to give them to my 8 year old granddaughter. She won't care about lightfastness.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that this set wasn't of the quality you were looking for. If you would ever like assistance in comparing watercolor paints or other products you're considering purchasing from us, we hope you'll feel welcome to touch base with our Product Information Department. Product Specialists are available at 1-800-933-2542 (weekdays 8am to 5:30pm CST) or firstname.lastname@example.org, and they're happy to assist you!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Jay painter
from Sayville, New York
These paints are the best I have ever used. My only wish is that they had a larger set with more color variety.
so glad I got these!!
from alma, ks
I like to do pen and ink drawings and then watercolor to finish. I love these paints! the opaque and translucent are so cool! I know they are more expensive but so nice to use when going plein air and working outside. they will last a long time and I would totally buy them again!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
"I would buy this product again and again"
I use this product with students and in my own practice.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Good watercolor set!
from Dallas, TX
Grumbacher offers a good variety of colors. They are clean colors and stay clean when mixed, not muddy.
Grumbacher Pan Watercolor Set
from Mount Dora FL
I have always used transparent watercolors but I really am enjoying these semi opaque cake colors very much. Plus the pans snap out so I was able to arrange the colors to suit me. Its a well made plastic case too. A bit heavy you have to use it on a table not handheld but not space gobbling either. Its just plain fun to use. I highly recommend it to students hobbyists and those new to watercolor painting.
from Manchester, Ct
These colors are beautiful and translucent. The larger sized pans will last quite a while. Very happy with my purchase!
Fun, Beautiful Pigments
By Ida Mae
Love these! I bought one of each-- transparent and opaque-- and use them at home when I want to do some quick work in my sketchbooks. The price is reasonable and the pigments are lovely. For larger works, I prefer tubes and a big palette but these are just right for sitting down at the end of a busy day and relaxing a little. They fill that niche quite nicely, the perfect balance of great color, lovely pigments, and value.
Great watercolour set
By Arte the artist
from Toronto, Canada
Lovely watercolour set that I found about from Danielle Donalson.Easy to use with a good variety of colours that are bright and blend well.
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