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Good-quality color at an economical price, Reeves Watercolor Sets are ideal for students and beginners.
School Pack of 144 Tubes
Ideal for classrooms and workshops, this set includes 144, 10 ml tubes packed in a handy storage box. It contains 12 each of Chinese White, Lemon Yellow, Medium Yellow, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine, Sap Green, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, and Ivory Black.
Set of 10 - 22 ml tubes
Set of 10 - This set contains 10, 22 ml tubes including Chinese White, Medium Yellow, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, and Ivory Black
Set of 12
This set contains 12, 10 ml tubes including Chinese White, Lemon Yellow, Medium Yellow, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue, Sap Green, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, and Ivory Black.
Set of 18
This set contains 18, 10 ml tubes including Chinese White, Lemon Yellow, Medium Yellow, Orange, Flesh Tint, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Violet, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine, Permanent Green Light, Viridian Hue, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Payne's Gray, and Ivory Black.
Set of 20 - 22 ml tubes
Set of 20 - This set contains 20, 22 ml tubes including Chinese White, Lemon Yellow, Medium Yellow, Orange, Flesh Tint, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Rose Madder, Violet, Cobalt Blue Hue, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine, Perm Green Light, Sap Green, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Payne’s Gray and Ivory Black.
Set of 24
This set contains 24, 10 ml tubes including Chinese White, Lemon Yellow, Medium Yellow, Deep Yellow, Orange, Flesh Tint, Magenta, Brilliant Red, Crimson, Rose Madder, Violet, Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Blue Hue, Ultramarine, Phthalo Blue, Permanent Green Light, Sap Green, Viridian Hue, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Burnt Umber, Payne's Gray, and Ivory Black.
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Good paints, excellent price -- with reservations...
from Mt. Shasta, CA
Comments about Reeves Student Watercolor Sets:
First, these are clearly student-grade paints. The pigments are not wildly intense and the colors tend to muddy a bit when mixed. That said, they're bargain-priced, and the sets come in a fairly intelligent range of colors (why does everyone force white and black on us?). I think they're a great way to introduce newbies and students to tube watercolors (which demand a little bit more of you when you're setting up).Aside from the pigments and (probable) lack of lightfastness, the only real downside is their unwillingness to reconstitute after drying on my palette. Even after a good re-wetting, I really had to work at breaking down the rock-hard clumps of pigment, some of which never did reconstitute. I first bought these after a couple years away from watercolors. My paints were misplaced in a recent move and I was starting from scratch. At these prices I figured I had nothing to lose; I bought a set of 18 and started having fun again. Unfortunately, I also started hungering for more vivid colors, and these became something my daughters used.I notice a lot of reviews are from teachers, and I think these would fit that market well. I recognize the limitations of these Reeves watercolors but I also recognize the simple fact they're way, way cheaper than the alternatives -- and probably a better choice than the super-cheap pan sets.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Nice set for beginners
By Ms Carol
from Batesville, MS
Buy these all the time for my students. The price and the quality are great for beginners. Pigments are not quite strong enough for advanced students
Great quality, great price
By T Compton
I love these paints so much. Sure there are other paints out there that are better, but you absolutely get the most bang for your buck with these!
Wonderful bright colors
By Ms. Teresa
from Buchanan TN
The colors are pure and true. Product is easy to use.
By ART PA
from Williamsport, PA
If you're buying Reeves, it's probably not for the quality but the exceptional prices. The quality is functional but the price is unbeatable.#sweepstakes
Good Value; Good for Students
from Austin, TX
These watercolors are a solid choice for a student grade material at a competitive price. I bought them for a four-week summer art camp serving about 40 students ages 3-11. The pros: bright colors, easy to squeeze out and measure, easy clean up. The cons: don't expect these to have concentrated pigments. They are definitely "student grade" - in between the consistency of tempera and guache. In my case, this worked perfectly as we mostly used watercolor for background washes. The tubes were easier to clean up and manage than bottles of tempera, so I would encourage classroom teachers to consider as a more portable, tidier option.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Great introductory set
I purchased a small quantity of these watercolor sets for an intro workshop I taught and for that purpose, these are perfect. Of course there are pricier sets but not all students will go on to pro watercolor tube and pan collections so these fill the bill for showing the basics of washes and other techniques. The basic colors are here, they flow well, and have good depth without being grainy or difficult. The price was right to include this set with the cost of the class, students loved having their own set to take home, and this was an easy and obvious fit.If you are looking for decent intro paint sets for classwork, this is your product.
Reeves Student Watercolor Set
By Former Customer
from Las Vegas, NV
Reeves Student quality watercolors have really gone downhill! They are at best a child's first watercolor set and definitely not student quality paints. Unless you plan to use them straight from the tube don't waste your time. If you attempt to mix them to a cream thickness you will end up with washed out color. The pigment quality is extremely poor, so don't plan on showing students how to create a color wheel...you will not achieve correct colors. Granulation, lightfast, staining...you will not find these qualities in any of the paints. Extremely disappointed and will not recommend these paints to anyone!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these watercolors were not of the quality you expected, and we'd like to work with you to rectify this. We hope you'll call us at 1-800-723-2787 to speak to one of our Customer Care Representatives. Your satisfaction is important to us!
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I would buy Reeves watercolor paints again.
By Carmen the coffee drinker
from Bangor, Maine
i will use Reeves paints for any watercolor classes i partake in the near future and in when i am practicing with them at home.
(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
Vibrant color, excellent results, economical price
from West Coast
Artist grade watercolors are ridiculously expensive. These Reeves watercolor paints give professional looking results for a small fraction of the price. I doubt that many artists could tell the difference between a well-executed painting done in these paints compared to one done in the much more expensive brands, and the average person would definitely not be able to tell. One reviewer mentioned that he has won awards with these paints, and I believe it.Pros: Great price. I can purchase an entire set for the price of a couple of tubes of the expensive brands.Very good transparency.Good color selection. Not as many colors as some other brands, but more than adequate and it's possible to mix any color one needs.Color intensity is very good. This is perhaps where a very discerning eye could detect a difference between Reeves and expensive brands, but it's easy enough to compensate for in one's use of the paint.Colors blend well without getting muddy if a little care is used. I regularly mix three or more colors to get just the look I want with no problems.Cons: Individual tubes are available to replace colors that run out in a set, but the individual tubes are fairly pricey. I just buy another whole set when needed, for the price of just a few individual tubes. It defeats the purpose of having individual tubes. I end up with duplicates of colors I don't use much, but it's still cheaper to do it that way.Overall, these watercolors are a great choice for beginners and hobbyists to explore watercolors on a budget with great results. They are also great for cheap artists (like me) who don't want to spend a lot more money for not a lot more quality.
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