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Artist and master paintmaker Art Graham put many decades of experience at other companies behind him and started his own company based on his own vision and his own values. What a magnificent addition to the professional artist's palette!
M. Graham Watercolors are manufactured in small batches with pure honey, gum arabic, glycerine, and the finest pigments available. Each color's formula is individually developed and crafted to bring out the unique character of the pigment.
Each color in this small watercolor line is intensely pigmented, and every color is based on a single pigment, excepting a few convenience mixtures of historic colors. Best of all, each transparent color has a counterpart in the M. Graham Gouache line, perfect for adding detail and areas of opaque color.
Colors made with honey do not dry up in the tube or on the palette, and they always dilute easily, often after months or years of disuse. Honey has been used extensively throughout the history of art as an ingredient in waterbased colors.
This set contains five 0.5 oz (15 ml) tubes of Artists' Watercolors, including Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green, Azo Yellow, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, and Burnt Sienna.
Embark on your own Blue Period with this special set containing 0.5 oz (15 ml) tubes of Cobalt Violet, Cobalt Blue, Cobalt Teal, Cobalt Green, and Cerulean Blue Deep.
This set contains five 0.5 oz (15 ml) tubes of Artists' Watercolors, including Quinacridone Red, Quinacridone Rose, Quinacridone Violet, Quinacridone Rust, and Nickel Quinacridone.
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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Luscious, saturated color!
By Michele L Harvey
from New York
Comments about M. Graham Artists' Watercolors:
I use M. Graham watercolors continuously in the studio. No more problems with dried out paint, M. Graham colors stay moist or nearly so, due to their formulation. It would be tricky to use them as travel colors in a travel box, as they may drip unless kept horizontal. The formulation (with honey), doesn't cut the exceptional brilliancy of the color one iota. M. Graham colors are gorgeously saturated and consistent, with an excellent array to choose from, many are single ingredient and highly lightfast.I trust this company for the high quality, lightfast ratings, wide color choices (with alternatives), and price/value. Excellent highly saturated watercolors, especially for in-studio work.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Excellent pigments worth it
By Meghan T.
from Pittsburgh, PA
I'm not an experienced watercolor artist, as I've been using acrylic for most of my life, but these are pretty amazing. They boast super rich pigments with a sticky texture that doesn't dry and crumble on the palette (due to the honey used). Glad I chose M. Graham.
By Texas Court
from Fort Worth, Texas
I have used M. Graham watercolors consistently for about five years, and have never been disappointed with their color, blending characteristics or performance. As for plein air, dried paint on your palette takes water easily, mixes as it should and retains moisture a good long time, they are simply the best!
from Ottawa, Canada
Beginner in watercolors. Started with Grumbacher pan, which I liked very much. These are even better.
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Great smooth paint with honey
from Carson city,nv
Stays pliable, consistent quality and color.All of us in class enjoy the graham brand.Can't always find it locally and Blick always has a great deal.
Creamy and Dreamy
from Brownsville, TX
I recently upgraded to professional watercolor paints and couldn't decide between what single brand to choose and went ahead and bought from different brands. These ended up sticking out as really vibrant and creamy. It feels really nice not having to put extra effort into getting color onto the brush even after leaving paint out for a few days. The cobalt teal has got me in love too.
Smooth like butter colors
By Surinder Shanker Anand
from Chandigarh, India
I use M. Graham colors for land scpae and portrait water color at Shanky Studio, India. It's difficult to get such quality at such a decent price. I think this brand is the best in the World. You need to try it once to experience it. M Graham has vast range of colors, which can be selected from dickblick website. Great buy, go for it.
Received samples from M.Graham last summer, so now I am using them. They are full of pigment and body, and I enjoy painting with them.
My palette is fully converted.
By Gary B.
from St. Louis, MO
I am a plein air watercolor artist. I've painted for 10 yrs. I started M. Graham about 2 yrs. ago with 3 colors, and have finally used up my other brands, to finish converting my palette of about 20 colors. The paints stay moist in my palette by way of the honey in the paint. I learned the hard way that paints that harden to a cake will wear the fine point off a sable brush. The colors are strong and beautiful. It takes time to try colors and settle on favorites that are keepers, but it's fun to experiment with new colors.
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I love M. Graham Artists' Watercolors!
By Behzad the Artist
from San Diego,CA
This watercolor is really transparent and high quality . The beauty of my paintings executed by it, is not comparable with the paintings executed by the other brands.I easily sell my paintings by the help of M. Graham Artists' Watercolors.
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