About This Product
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.
This enameled metal tin of Horadam watercolors includes 24 full pans. These are the hard-to-find large pans, twice as big as the half pans you've probably seen before. For those who like bold applications of color, full pans are incredible for quickly loading bigger brushes and making vivid washes. The colors chosen for this set are essentials for all kinds of painting: landscapes, urban sketching, botanical painting, portraiture, abstract art, and pretty much any other style you can think of.
This is the largest full pan set available in Schmincke's lineup, with a full range of colors for every style of painting. Deep, complex colors like Perylene Maroon and Prussian Blue are complemented by super-bright shades like Magenta, Lemon Yellow, and Phthalo Green. With such a complete arsenal of colors, you can mix absolutely any hue on the color wheel, from intense and saturated to muted and earthy.
The 24 colors in this set are Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Chromium Yellow Hue Deep, Cadmium Red Light, Perylene Maroon, Permanent Carmine, Magenta, Manganese Violet, Ultramarine Finest, Indigo, Prussian Blue, Helio Cerulean, Helio Turquoise, Phthalo Green, May Green, Cobalt Green Dark, Permanent Green Olive, Naples Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, English-Venetian Red, Sepia Brown, and Ivory Black.
These 24 full pans are contained in a large fold-out 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.
The Schmincke Horadam Full Pan 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.