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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.

This set of six Blockx watercolors in 15 mL tubes is an ideal selection for color mixing. The colors included are three pairs of primary colors, one warm tone and one cool tone for each primary. This simple selection allows the watercolorist to mix high-chroma colors across the entire spectrum.

The colors included are Blockx Yellow (cool yellow), Gamboge (warm yellow), Quinacridone Magenta (cool red), Blockx Red (warm red), Primary Blue (cool blue), and Ultramarine Blue Deep (warm blue). Perfectly positioned at six evenly spaced points on the color wheel, these mixing colors are suited to all styles and subjects.

Packed in a gift-ready black box with the Blockx logo in gold foil. Made in Belgium.