These are excellent quality half pans of akademie watercolor paints, made in germany. The colours are especially curated to allow superb mixing -starting with the basic colour wheel to a more complex combination of secondary and complementary colours. (see colour wheel video in the image gallery). The tin is a limited edition and as such, it is a perfect collector's item. The box is new, unopened.I include a couple of extras in the box -like a dot sample of handmade watercolor paint, and some extra goodies to help you swatch your colours. The basis range of akademie aquarell includes colours designed for students, comprising highly concentrated watercolours. High-quality artists' pigments and an optimum binder combination (natural gum arabic) guarantee brilliant mixtures and good applicability, even on softer watercolour papers. Akademie aquarell colours can be mixed and combined with horadam watercolours as well as all aqua mediums of schmincke. This is top quality schmincke paint, excellent for beginners or those who want to have something to take on trips. The akademie line is studio quality but scores great when compared with the artist's grade horadam line. Check out denise soden, a. Plus, she is reviewing this exact special edition tin you can find it if you follow the link. The video is called "review of schmincke akademie chrismas palette". These are the colours included in the 12 half pan palette and the corresponding pigment numbers.
222 - light lemon yellow py 3. 225 - indian yellow py110/py154. 332 - cadmium red hue pr 255. 443 - ultramarine blue pb29. 445 - prussian blue pb27.551 - brilliant green pg7. 553 - permanent green po62/pg7. 660 - yellow ochre py42.
666 - english red pr101. 665 - sepia pb15:1/pbr7/pbk6. Additional colours in the 24 colour version. 224 - cadmium yellow hue.554 - olive green yellowish. See the colours up close.
I have painted swatches with all the colours, which you can see in the photos. You can see how the paint behaves when painted on a wet surface, how it disperses, how it behaves when there is a black line behind it (to check for transparency or opacity).
You can see it also as a mass tone (without any paint) and can see how it disperses on the paper when adding paint to a bit of wet area. These swatches are designed by a very knowledgeable youtube artist, sade from "sadie saves the day" check her video making all the tests. Let me know if you have any questions. Check the shop faqs if you have any questions -or drop me a line if your question is not there.
You will receive your item in a hand-painted reinforced cardboard box (a bit bigger than a5 size). The watercolour tin will be wrapped individually and covered in packing material for protection. I like to include a few extras -templates for swatches, maybe some sweets or tea, or a dot card of my own handmade watercolours. I also include a handwritten note, on a hand-painted watercoloured postcard, and a hand-painted gift tag with every box.
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If you want to send this as a gift to someone, with a personalised card, you can send me a text or dedication and their address, and i will post it directly to them. I will write on the back of the hand-painted postcard with a fountain pen and nice handwriting. Send me a direct message with the text after you place your order.
This item is made of pigment and gum arabic, oxgall, honey.