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Hydrus is lightfast, transparent, fine art quality watercolor in a glass bottle. This liquid product delivers the same brilliance and permanency as traditional tube watercolors. Made from the finest artist pigments, Hydrus watercolors can be blended and intermixed while still maintaining the transparency and luminosity of the colors.
Both 12-color sets come in trays that double as mixing palettes and bottle holders, with space for a water cup and 12 individual mixing wells. Hydrus watercolors may be used in technical, calligraphy, and fountain pens, and also in airbrushes.
Set includes 12 glass bottles: Hansa Yellow Light, Gamboge, Brilliant Cadmium Red, Deep Red Rose, Quinacridone Magenta, Phthalo Green, Phthalo Blue, Ultramarine, Cobalt Violet, Venetian Brown, Carbon Black, and Titanium White. Available in 1 oz or ½ oz bottles.
Set includes 12 glass bottles: Hansa Deep Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Permanent Red, Cobalt Blue, Indian Red, Viridan Green, Burnt Sienna, Alizarin Crimson, Sepia, Payne's Gray, Sap Green, and Burnt Umber. Available in 1 oz or ½ oz bottles.
Set includes 12 glass bottles: Blue Aqua, Carmine, Chrome Yellow, Crimson Lake, Hansa Yellow Medium, Quinacridone Violet, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Red Oxide, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine Red Violet, and Vermilion Hue. Available in 1 oz or ½ oz bottles.
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By Katie W
from St. Louis
Comments about Dr. Ph. Martin's Hydrus Fine Art Liquid Watercolor Sets:
The colors are bright and vibrant. I use them in tandem with my regular watercolors to give my painting a pop. I also love the packaging. It looks so happy and cheerful sitting in my studio
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I'm still learning how to use these. They are ultra concentrated and I'm trying to use them undiluted on saturated 300# paper. I see a lot of potential for their use in experimental watercolor. For traditional watercolor, they are highly staining and do not lift well (which is fine by me), and hard to blend to soft edges. Some of these comments may because I am so new to using them.
Wonderful Liquid Watercolors
from Golden, CO
Wonderful price for these high quality liquid watercolors!
I would buy this product again!
from Sumter, SC
Love the dropper bottle in using the watercolors for class. Colors are so vibrant.
from Woodbridge, VA
You pay for what you get, in this case a remarkable product that delivers bright, vibrant, and highly bendable watercolor inks.
Love Hydrus Watercolor
from Sewell, NJ
When these sets when in sale I could not help myself! I already purchased the Set1and have now added Set 3! The colors are great, vivid, lightproof and are easily cleaned with the use of a ceramic palette.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Rich color yet it doesn't respond to lifting or blending
from Stevenson Ranch
I was unable to lift the color with water after the washes dried. They are less malleable than pan watercolors.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with these colors. We're sorry to hear that they may not be to your liking. Please know that if you'd ever like more information on the working characteristics of a new medium, our Product Information Team is here to help. Product Specialists are available weekdays from 8am to 5:30pm CST at 1-800-933-2542 or email@example.com, and they're happy to advise!
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Bright, beautiful color!
By Florida Traveling Artist
from Port Charlotte, Florida
Watercolors are too often washed out and soft. Not so with Dr. PH Martins. These watercolors are bold, beautiful, bright, and gorgeous. Easy to use, they are rich and intense. If you want your watercolors to make a statement, these will do it! I remember using the old Luma Dyes and loved them, though they are no longer available anywhere. These are easily as good, perhaps even better. They are similar to inks or dyes but these are much easier to work with.
love it and I don't even use air brush.
from Rocky mount, VA
Use it to get rich, deep colors in my paintings - and I don't even use an air brush - just brushes. Can get colors as transparent or as saturated as I want.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Glass Bottles vs. Plastic Bottles
Beautiful liquid watercolors. Easy to use. The Hydrus line is lightfast. The Radiant line is not and may fade indirect sunlight. I bought the Hydrus Set 1and a few individual colors from the Radiant line. Even though the Radiantcolors are not light fast, I'm glad I purchasedthem. The colors are so Bright & Happy!I deducted 1 star from the rating becausethe Hydrus 1/2 oz. bottles come in PLASTIC"round" dropper bottles even though the productdescription says they are GLASS. I calledBlick to discuss this a few weeks ago but the product description still says they are glass. If you order a Hydrus Set...you aregetting plastic. (I can't help it....I am just nota fan of plastic.) The individual colors in theRadiant line DO come in their adorable squareGLASS dropper bottles. Happy watercoloring!
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