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Holbein's opaque matte gouache is Japan's foremost designers' color medium. These paints deliver a brilliant, rich matte finish using naturally opaque pigments — no opaquing agents are added. This creates vibrant, exciting color that won't muddy when mixed.
Truly professional grade, this gouache does not darken, bleed, or crack. Use it in dense opaque layers to build surface body, or thin it with water to semi-transparency. Available in a wide range of colors in 15 ml tubes.
Gift Idea — Sets of Holbein Gouache are a great way to sample a selection of these vibrant colors. See Holbein Artists' Gouache Sets for pictures and more detailed specifications of these sets.
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
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If you paint with gouache, by this.
from Clarksville, TN
Comments about Holbein Artists' Gouache:
For watercolor or tempera, the consistency and coverage of this gouache is superb.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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A creamier zinkcwhite gouache
from Los Angeles, CA
I tried a 15 ml tube of this to use instead of Winsor & Newton. Just generally, I have nothing against W&N, but their zinc white gouache is way too stiff to suit most of my painting needs. The Holbein version is very smooth and creamy, with no excess medium accumulating when you squeeze some out. I also find the coverage to be more than adequate without having to thin it down much. Mostly I use it for waves and foam lines in my seascapes, but am finding I'm using it more often for other mixing because of it's wonderful consistency. I liked it so well and I use so much that I stepped up to the large tube!
Excellent colors, and worth the price
from St. Louis, MO
This is an excellent gouache. It is a little bit more concentrated than others I've used, which makes it a little bit easier to spend the dough on Holbein. With less water content, I personally feel like I'm getting more paint for my dollar. The quality of the paint is amazing, and It's easy to use.
Yay Dick Blick,here for years
from San Antonio
shoulda bought more
First time with gouache
Comments about Holbein Artists' Gouache Sets:
I recieved this set as a gift. I'd been wanting to use gouache for quite some time and this set has been a pleasure! I can't compare it to other brands but they don't streak, mix well, and are very opaque even after adding a considerable amount of water. The tubes are small but a little goes a LONG way. Before this I've just used watercolours and there's definitely a learning curve, but that's my fault, not the paint's. I definitely look forward to using them more!
Holbein' gouache paint set of 12 paints
from Sykesville, MD
I have never used gouche paints before and wanted to explore them without paying an exorbitant price. These paints are the best and I used white liberally. It was nice not having to plan out my white spots, as in water colors. It was very similar to using acrylics, but had a different look. It also made watercolor looks as well. The quality of the paints was good and the price was reasonable.
I would buy this product again
from L.A Ca
Thinks that are great about it.
These paints are beautiful to use - the colors are so vibrant and a little goes a long way! I had tried some other gouache (Turner) before this and the colors weren't nearly as vibrant as I was anticipating. Holbein is the way to go...they're definitely pricey, but worth it! I'll be gradually trying to add to my collection with more colors - but so glad to have a set to work from right now.
Holbein on my mind
By One Fish Two Fish
from Meadville, PA
I love the creamy fresh nature of the product and the rich opacity of the color bespeaks its strong pigments. I have used this product in the past and it is unsurpassed in terms of its quality.
from charleston sc
The colors are vibrant and beautiful on paper.
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