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This travel set of Schmincke Horadam watercolors includes a free Da Vinci watercolor brush and a case with two brush clips—for the same price as the ordinary set of 12 half pans that we always stock. It's a special promotion from our friends at Schmincke that comes just in time to head out and paint the spring landscape.

Schmincke Horadam watercolors are among the world's finest professional-grade colors. First patented in 1892 by Schmincke co-founder Josef Horadam and continuously improved over more than a century of effort, Horadam watercolors are vibrant, smooth, and easy to apply to any kind of watercolor paper. Only the best artist pigments are used for the 140 colors that make up today's Horadam lineup. They're milled until the paint becomes creamy and utterly consistent, and each color shines in its pan when water is applied.

Even the process of filling Horadam pans is special. Each pan is liquid-filled from the same watercolor that's in Horadam tubes, then allowed to dry four times in a process that takes several weeks from start to finish. You can see how it works in the video we've included in this listing. The result is an incredibly concentrated dry pan that reactivates instantly when you touch it with a wet brush. Scrub a little bit and you'll have intense color, ready to apply to your notebook or pad.

Included in this promotional set is a gorgeous Da Vinci watercolor brush, size #6 Round, with ergonomic handle and Prussian blue finish. The fiber used for this brush is Cosmotop Mix B, which combines blue squirrel hair (for absorbency) with red sable (for precision and 'snap'). It's a high-end brush, valued at $23.95, and it's the perfect companion for your new watercolors.

The colors included are the same balanced, naturalistic palette in the standard Schmincke box of 12: 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.

These twelve half pans are contained in a fold-out metal travel box with finger loop and plenty of enameled mixing space. Enamel is a great mixing surface because the paint spreads out with minimal beading up. It's also very easy to clean.

This handsome travel set is a wonderful choice for any serious watercolorist, and it's a thoughtful gift for anyone who appreciates craftsmanship and quality materials.

Made in Germany.