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Schmincke has been developing and manufacturing its Horadam line of watercolors since 1881, and the company is now owned by the fourth generation of the original family. Today the Horadam line includes 110 colors, 70 of them formulated with a single pigment. Each color has its own individually optimized formula.
Schmincke has a reputation for using only the highest-quality natural gums, water-soluble resins, and pigments. For example, the company uses only Kordofan Gum Arabic from the southern Sahara region, and distinguishes between good and bad harvests or "vintages" of this natural resin as it selects its raw materials.
Horadam Watercolors are available in 15 ml (.51 oz) tubes. Made in Germany.
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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® Schmincke is a registered trademark.® Horadam is a registered trademark.
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Horadam colors can be lifted from a dried palette without forming small bubbles. Colors that have dried on the palette can be reused an unlimited number of times.
Horadam makes limited use of ox gall as a dispersant. Colors flow evenly and are fully intermixable. This helps the artist maintain full control of color, even on softer papers.
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Top of the line
By Doc Levin
from Cuernavaca, Mexico
Comments about Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Watercolor Pan Sets:
They are the best quality watercolor paintings available even in Europe. Not many stores carry this brand. I use them with great care because they come very concentrated. The colors are bright and lasting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Best in watercolors
from Scranton, PA
I purchased the newest hand held small pan of colors. These watercolors are rich, highly pigmented stunning paints. The pan is very small so easily carried in a pocket or purse. There is also a ring on the bottom to slip a finger into so less likely to drop while painting. I enjoy doing quick sketches while out and about. The only thing for me is the lid drops back slightly instead of staying straight which can be an issue if you prefer laying the pan down on a bench or table. Hand held it doesn't matter. All in all its a good way to try the Schmincke colors which was the reason I made the purchase. I don't think Blick sells the pans if you want to try other colors.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Consistent and Reliable Watercolor paints
I'm a beginner watercolor painting student. My instructor, a seasoned artist, using Schmincke Horadam and recommends it to her students as the best watercolors available.
By The Munson Printer
from Croton on Hudson
I use this product to water color my etchings and the colors are beautiful and they stay beautiful even after many years. I also bought the little white plastic containers so I can refill and let the watercolor dry out. I recommend Schmincke Horadam Aquarell because of the outstanding quality.
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almost perfect, but...
By Watercolor artist
from Vancleve, KY
The watercolor is great and received them today. I was so excited because I saved money for months just to buy these 24 half pans Schmincke Horadam watercolor. This will be a gift for myself for this Christmas however, I wasn't quite happy because the tin palette is kind of bent, it's like, there's something heavy that falls on the palette and then you can see a damage to it. I mean, it is almost perfect, it's just kind of sad because you would expect that they will handle it very carefully because it is a bit pricey. :( :( but I know the watercolor itself is going to be great it is just the tin palette kind of disappoint me. I love Blick and I choose to order here because I expected you guys to be the best when it comes to handling art materials and taking care of their supplies.Or maybe I just expect too much from you guys. :( Sorry, I'm very sensitive when it comes to my art materials. Spending is not a joke.
Couldn't be more convenient
from San Miguel de Allende, México
12 color full pans in metal case are perfect for the travel and journal sketching I enjoy. Am appreciating the quality of these paints over the various student grade paints I'd been using. Worth the moola!
By Aunt Diana
from Melbourne, Fl.
Schimcke colors are good and have lots of pigment. They also come in15 mil size which I prefer
Some of my favorites
from East Hampton, New York
The only issue with this brand I have is with the tubes, the lids always get jammed up. But I love the paints so its worth the hassle.
Exceptionaly brilliant colors
By Tilda Paintsalot
from Minneapolis , MN
I discovered this brand in a book by a watercolorist. I was not familiar with this brand but it delivered absolutely intense color. It makes a great range of values that are still fresh looking. I would buy more of these as needed. The price was very good for the quality of the paint. They come in larger size tubes.
Great pigment load
By Lucy Lu
Schmincke watercolors are beautiful loaded with pigment and has a high selection of transparent watercolors. These are the finest paints I've come across. The brilliant purple and red violet are just so gorgeous and beautiful WOW. The transparent orange is great to mix with sap green to make a beautiful deeper green for landscapes. The dark blue indigo is great for backgrounds and/or to make some beautiful dark greens too. I could go on and on about the hues, its fun exploring what these hues can do.
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Purple magenta and a light pink,sap & may green
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