About This Product
To call this a "dot card" is actually a bit inaccurate, because the watercolor samples on this large sample sheet from Blockx are huge, at least five times the size of other watercolor samples we've seen. Simply use a wet brush and use the card like a paint palette, and you'll be able to try out all 72 Blockx Aquarelles.
This card has enough paint to make quite a few watercolor postcards with various colors. Then you can decide which colors you like best and purchase them in larger sizes.
Measures 8.25" x 11.75" when folded shut. Made in Belgium.
About Blockx Watercolors:
Blockx (pronounced "blocks") is one of the finest traditional manufacturers of artist colors in the world. The Blockx legacy begins in 1865 with Jacques Blockx I, a Belgian chemist who developed his own formulas for permanent paints. His pioneering work was quickly noticed by prominent painters, who had largely been producing their own paints by hand and were eager to explore a broader, more consistent range of colors. Salvador Dalí wrote about Jacques Blockx I: "This man who never painted, will contribute more to the painters of tomorrow than what we will have accomplished, all the modern painters together."
Five generations of Blockx family chemists have continued in the tradition of the company's founder, producing only the highest quality paints using traditional stone mills, small batches, and low speeds. This labor-intensive process allows the individual qualities of each pigment to shine through, and you will notice that each Blockx watercolor is different in texture, flow, intensity, and finish.
Unlike other brands, Blockx colors are not individually rated for lightfastness, because every color is permanent and suitable for museum-quality work. These artisan-made paints will suit even the most demanding professional artist, and we are very excited to make them available to our customers in the United States.