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In Russia, many great traditions in the fine arts date back to the time of the czars. In the 21st century, Yarka St. Petersburg Watercolor Pans are still manufactured using traditional materials and techniques, and with great care and craftsmanship. The color specialists who oversee Yarka production each have over 40 years of experience.
All the pigments, including cobalt and cadmium pigments, are Russian-made in a factory that has been known for its quality for over a century. Unlike other watercolors which are made with the dry, compressed extrusion process, St. Petersburg Watercolors are liquid poured — a process preserving the integrity of each pigment and resulting in semi-moist pans that respond instantly to a wet brush.
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This set, presented in a plastic case, includes 24 select colors that add excitement to your color palette.
This set offers 12 beautiful watercolors presented in an elegant slide top wood box.
This palette of traditional colors includes a printed color chart and 24 pans, each one rated for lightfastness.
This set, presented in a plastic case, contains 24 beautiful watercolors.
Certain colors in this line carry the ACMI CL label. They are Cadmium Lemon, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cadmium Red Light, Cobalt Blue, and Cobalt Blue Spectral.
Master Wood Box Set of 12 — This set contains the following colors:
Sequel Set of 24 — This set contains the following colors:
Expanded Set of 24 — This set contains the following colors:
Original Set of 24 — This set contains the following colors:
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Comments about Yarka St. Petersburg Professional Watercolor Pans:
I have been using Yarka watercolors for the past 15+ years and love them!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Needed a couple new colors and my order came very quickly. Thanks!
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GOOD QUALITY WATERCOLORS
By The Old Gypsy
from Broomall, PA
I have used Yarka pan watercolors for several years and find the quality to be very good. The colors are vibrant and blend well. They cover well and do not leave sediment. Overall, I am very pleased with these paints.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
By Tbone Lizzie
from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
These watercolours are absolutely beautiful...vibrant, rich colours that make these paints come alive as you paint. Will buy more!
By Travel bug
from Metchosin, BC
These pans have great pigment at a much better price than other watercolours of similar quality.
Dense, vibrant color.
from Portland, ME
I don't even recall why I chose Yarka over other brands, but they are the only paints I use. Super vibrant color, the paints blend and mix well. Use like water color or as opaque as you like.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
My go-to darkest green!
from New York Metro
Although I usually favor tubes, this pan color is my very favorite dark green! I have purchased this color from Dick Blick several times because I use this color so much.
Above & beyond what I was expecting!
Highly pigmented; I'm able to to paint the palest hues to the deeper richer ones. So very glad I can get the individual pan replacements as these have become my favorite set of colors and the pans are already dwindling.
By Woman artist
from Derry, NH
The colors are wonderfully bright and mix very well.
Wonderful, pigmented, rich colors!
By Artists in Action, Judy
from Kerrville Tx.
never used such saturated color before.. .... spent the first time I used it just attempting to control my applications... guess I really needed the wake up call... can't wait till my next group meeting to give the others in our painting group a chance to dabble with them... Bet I sell them on a set too.
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