A collegiate line of 60 watercolor paints at an affordable price. Only finely ground pigments are used in making this smooth, rich paint. Either straight from the tube or when mixed with white, strokes and washes are vibrant and luminescent. All colors conform to ASTM D 4236 and are labeled AP. Made in the USA. MSDS for Academy Watercolor
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A must-have for any palette, Alizarin Crimson is most often used as the cool red in primary color palettes. It is highly versatile in mixing secondary colors, earth tones, skin tones, and more. Creates cooler red tints.
Cadmium Red Deep Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A permanent deep red having a blue undertone that duplicates its genuine Cadmium namesake. This Hue makes color mixtures very similar to those made with the original Cadmium color. Good for adding warm depth to landscapes and portraits.
Rose Madder Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A different Hue of Alizarin than Grumbacher's Alizarin Crimson, this transparent cool pink-red emulates the original color extracted from the madder root. It is highly fugitive and should not be used in works that will be exposed to intense light or sunshine.
Cadmium Red Light Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A bright red with a yellow bias, a basic for any mixing palette. Often occuring in nature, this color is great for florals and landscapes. Mix with Thalo Blue for a deep neutral color, or juxtapose next to Thalo Blue for maximum pop.
Indian Yellow Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A modern lightfast version of the classic Golden Yellow, originally imported from India but not available since 1909. A bright orange yellow that was originally made by feeding mango leaves to cows and collecting the resulting urine. Creates glowing transparent glazes perfect for sunlit scenes.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) An arylide or "hansa" yellow, Golden Yellow is a middle spectrum yellow that is extremely bright in color while remaining transparent. Yellow with a red undertone. Excellent for adjusting the masstones and intensities of other warm Yellows.
Olive Green Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A light mid-range Green masstone with Yellow undertones, this color is in the same family as the Hooker Greens and Sap Green. It is a must for landscape painting. It is a 'convenient' green, best used alone and unmixed.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A transparent, lightfast Olive Green with a yellow/orange under-tone. The original Sap Green was derived from the juice of buckthorn berries and was fugitive. Grumbacher Sap Green is an exact duplicate of the masstone and undertones of the original, but is completely lightfast. It is a must for the landscape and seascape palette.
Green Earth Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A classic master's color is an exact replica of the Original Italian Green Earth pigment that is no longer available. Traditionally used for Verdaccio, this color is very muted. Produces grays when mixed with white and muted greens when mixed with yellows.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A famous Grumbacher color, Magnesium Green (also known as Cerulean Blue Chromium) is a muted green blue with high opacity. It is a 'convenient green', or best used by itself. A popular color for pop artists, art nouveau non-objective painting and art deco work.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) One of Grumbacher's most favored colors, Thalo Blue is a deep beautiful cyan with a green undertone. Its high chroma and tinting strength makes it close to a Spectrum Blue for mixing with complimentary colors. It is vital in seascapes, and landscapes. An essential for any palette.
Cerulean Blue Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A classic color often referred to as sky blue. A rich Azure color with a greenish undertone that is a modern economical lightfast version of its very expensive cerulean namesake. It is ideal for painting skies in landscapes and seascapes.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Originally from the lapis lazuli stone, this vibrant blue is an essential of any artist's palette. A deep blue with a purple undertone, it can be mixed extensively to produce clean secondary and tertiary colors. It is a staple for shadows, portraits, landscapes, and seascapes.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) The first synthetic color of the industrial revolution, this enigmatic blue can create a large range of tints from one tube with no mixing. A rich blue with a green undertone, it is the same blue used in blueprints. Alongside Cobalt Blue and Ultramarine, it is the most versatile of colors.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A cool Black that makes cool Grays when mixed with White. The pigment is the soot obtained from burning petroleum. It is the oldest pigment known to man. It is not good for mixing with other colors, but rather used for outlining, emulating ink effects, and overtoning other colors with a black wash.
Van Dyck Brown Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Named after the Flemish painter Van Dyke, this moody dark rich brown is identical to the fugitive original soft coal based pigment and was a favorite among the Old Masters for creating the deep backgrounds for portraiture. Excellent for creating a gallery tone effect, and chiaroscuro paintings.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Warmer than Raw Umber, Burnt Umber takes on a reddish cast. In washes, Burnt Umber takes on a soft cashmere tone. This color is often used in portrait work as well as paintings of the natural world. Mixes well with other colors to make deeper tones, especially other earth tones, greens and yellows, making it ideal for landscape painting.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A modern lightfast transparent Reddish Brown introduced by Grumbacher in 1990. It is an excellent addition to the palette for depicting florals, creating shadows for Cadmiums, and for portraiture. It can be a lightfast, muted substitute for Alizarin.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A traditional dark Yellow-Tan that is slightly darker than Yellow Ochre. Our Raw Sienna, mined in the U.S.A., is an exact full strength duplicate of the original Italian Sienna pigment that has not been available since the late 1930's. Endless uses, this transparent color is fantastic for glazing and a 'must-have' on any palette.
Naples Yellow Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A lightfast Light Yellow with a Red undertone. It is similar to a Cadmium Yellow Light, but with a muted chroma. Originally made with a toxic lead pigment that is no longer available, Grumbacher's safe version duplicates the masstone, undertones and mixing qualities of the original in every way.Traditionally used in landscape where a receding yellow is required. Also incorporated in flesh tones.
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Watercolors: How to Lighten Color
Watercolors: How to Paint White
General Tips: Neutralizing Bright Colors
General Tips: When to Use Varnish
Watercolors: What to Mix First
General Tips: Earthtones
Watercolors: Prepping Your Paint
Watercolors: Fixing Mistakes