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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.
Set of 12
This metal boxed set has 12 colors in 5 ml (0.17 oz) tubes, including Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Red Light, Permanent Carmine, Ultramarine Finest, Prussian Blue, Phthalo Green, Permanent Green Olive, Yellow Ochre, English Venetian Red, Sepia Brown, and Ivory Black. Also includes a fold-out palette.
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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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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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Nice set with a few drawbacks
from Dallas, TX
Comments about Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Watercolor Pan Sets:
The watercolor paints rewet beautifully, and on that front Schmincke cannot be faulted. However, I was disappointed that they have some pretty fugitive pigments in this set, like their indigo. Also, some of the edges are a little sharp, while the Sennelier and Winsor and Newton tins have nice rolled edges. Still, I do enjoy the way these paints perform.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
I WOULD BUY ALL THE AQUERELL COLORS, I LOVE THEM ALL
By TOÑO ARIAS
from HAMMONDSPORT NY
TRULY PROFESSIONAL MATERIAL
(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
terrible condition! pans cracked and paper stuck to paint!
from new york city
I have ordered Schminke watercolor pan sets in past with no problem; this time, several pans were cracked and the paint wrappers stuck to the paints. These paints were sent to me in very bad condition. Very dissatisfied.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We're very sorry to hear that you received a damaged paint set from us, and we see that our Customer Care Team has been working with you on a solution. Please know that we're committed to resolving this for you!
Great travel pan
This is an expensive but lovely travel pan set. Happy to have purchased it.
Comments about Schmincke Horadam Aquarell Artist Watercolors:
As always I'm ver pleased with my purchase.
Easy Open Caps
from Fort Smith, Arkansas
I am amazed at the convenience of the caps on the tubes. Some caps allow the pigments to collect around the very short stem. The pigments dries out in time and sets making it difficult to remove. The Schmincke tubes are so well designed. the best I have used.
great tube watercolor
Very consistent paint-- I love S-H products.
Top of the line
By Doc Levin
from Cuernavaca, Mexico
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.
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.
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.
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