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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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Exceptionaly brilliant colors
By Tilda Paintsalot
from Minneapolis , MN
Comments about Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Artist Watercolors:
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.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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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
Tags: Made with Product
I really enjoy the bright colors I get with my Schmincke w
from Grantsburg Illinois
Beautiful bright colors in my watercolor paintings thanks to quality paint like Schmincke's
lovely color and translucent for a glaze feel to painting.
By the staint
Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Artist Watercolors
from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Rich pigmentation, lovely to work with!
Top Quality Paint
I have used watercolor pan paint in a metal tin box for years. I decided to add a few new colors and squirted tube paint into empty pans - will let sit in open air till it hardens then add these to my metal box. Schmincke is a top quality paint. Always use the best materials you can.
By M. L.S.
from Northern Wisconsin
The pigment load and consistancy make these water colors one of my favorite go tos. Pricey but worth every penny.
from Albany, NY
Comments about Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Watercolor Pan Sets:
Top-quality paints. In fact, the quality of the paint may be unparalleled. However, it was a very expensive set and my biggest issue is the quality of the metal container that it's presented in. The metal is flimsy and after the paints are unwrapped they have difficulty going back in the slots. That amount of money the quality of the tin should be much much better.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share you feedback on this set. Please know that if you feel the quality of the case is unsatisfactory or the set won't meet your needs, we're happy to assist you with a return. Just call 1-800-723-2787 to speak to a Customer Care Agent.
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from Aspen , CO
Great paint for watercolor!
MY FAVORITE WATERCOLORS
By The Old Gypsy
from Broomall, PA
I love these watercolors. I use them for my professional work when only the best will do. The colors are brilliant and the quality can't be surpassed. They are a bit pricey but well worth the extra expense.
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