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Vibrant and brightly-colored, these opaque water-based gouache paints are ideal for students and artists of all ages. These versatile, easy-to-use paints, available in cakes or in tubes, are an excellent choice for color theory instruction and other educational uses.
Set of 10 Tubes
Primary Yellow, Bright Orange, Primary Red, Deep Violet, Primary Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Permanent Green, Burnt Sienna, Ivory Black, and Bright White. 10 ml (1/3 oz) tubes.
Set of 20 Tubes
Primary Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Bright Orange, Vermilion Red, Rose Magenta, Primary Red, Carmine Red, Yellow Ochre, Deep Violet, Primary Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Turquoise Blue, Light Green, Permanent Green, Emerald Green, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Ivory Black, and Bright White. 10 ml (1/3 oz) tubes.
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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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
hard to use
from Madison, WI
Comments about The French School Savoir Faire French School Opaque Watercolor Gouache:
I am new to gouche, having only ever used acrylics before. I find this brand hard to use, as the consistency is unstable. I agree with other reviewers who said the paint is gloppy and separates from the water on the palette. It is difficult to get it to spread evenly on the paper, too. If I add enough water for smooth coverage, the color is somewhat transparent. If I add less water, to make the color opaque, I have trouble getting the paint to spread. It's not worth the price and may put beginners off; they may attribute their difficulty to lack of ability rather than to sub-par materials.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're sorry to hear that these colors are not working well for you, and we ask that you contact our Customer Care Center at 1-800-723-2787 for assistance. We'll be glad to help you!
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
These are not gouaches - they are transparent!
By Christopher Busta-Peck
from Cleveland, Ohio
These paints are, quite simply, not gouaches, no matter what the package may say. Of the ten tubes, only two were actually opaque, even when used straight out of the tube. I could see them possibly being useful for other watercolor purposes, but I was looking for something opaque, which these were not.
Merchant response: Thank you for sharing your feedback, we appreciate your honesty. We have passed your comments on to our Product Managers. If you would like help selecting another paint, our Product experts are happy to help. You can reach us M-F from 8:00am to 5:30pmCST at 1.800.933.2542, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
(1 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Gouache is the new watercolor~
from San Jose, Ca.
I tried to paint but the works looked transparent and with some strokes I couldn't decide how to use...at a distance I had found that I had to grimace at the idea that the color was nice...not opaque...and full of fugitive indecencies...it worked as an experiment full of joy, but not as a greater good.
They are ok
They took a while to get used to...and they seprate from the water in the palet which is annoying but tgey look good on paper
Merchant response: If you would like any assistance selecting another paint that might better meet your needs, please feel welcome to contact our Product Experts at 1-800-933-2542. Our team is here to answer any of your questions M-F from 8:00 to 5:30pmCST.
I'd like to find a better set
from Milwaukee, WI
I haven't worked with gouache before, so I may be way off, but this paint wasn't as creamy and easy to blend with water as I had experienced with acrylics. They were gloppy and I even had some kind of flecks in my paint that was put on the paper and had to be scraped off.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Pretty Nice for the Price
These French School gouaches give a vivid touch, and for the price they're a good deal. Love the silver and gold because can't resist metallic touches in anything I doHowever, the one negative is that once these paints dry, they are not re-workable as the top of the line gouaches (like Daler-Rowney which cost more than 4 times the price per tube.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
from Wichita, KS
I have not used this form of paint before and I am very pleased with it. It is easy to use out of the tube and mixes well with water if so desired. The brush is a nice quality and size.
(0 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
It doesn't get any better than this.
By Buddy Tree
from Wausau, Wi
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Great Price for a decent product
By color student
from Scranton, PA
I'm not really experienced in gouache so there is probably a better product out there, however, for my purpose- a basic primary set of gouache to mix for a beginning color class- this was perfect. Exactly what I needed for a terrific price, in fact, I'm placing another order.
Wonderful range of colors
from WA state
I have been dabbling in art journaling and like to do backgrounds on my watercolor paper before adding collage and penwork. These watercolors give me a wide range of color to work with and the price is fantastic!
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