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
7.5 ml (.25 oz) Varieties:
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.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A lightfast bright Red with a darker Blue undertone than that of Thalo Crimson. Ideal for use in high key paintings.
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.
Cadmium Red Medium Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A mid-range red with a blue undertone and essential mixing color for any painting project. Used for making oranges and warm browns.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A lightfast cool deep Rose Red with a Violet undertone. Perfect for high key paintings.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A brilliant, cool deep red that is a modern version of the color originally made from the hulls of South American beetles.
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.
Grumbacher Red (Napthol)
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Similar to Cadmium Red Medium in mass tone, this napthol red is more transparent, bright, and slightly blue. Perfect for high key painting due to the bright oranges and pinks it can create.
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.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A warm, bright Red masstone with a Yellow undertone. that may be used as a spectrum Red. It is particularly useful in depicting florals, and in non-objective painting.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) An intense, brilliant cool deep Pink, ideal for depicting florals and textiles.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A bright mid-range Red that has a masstone and undertones identical to the obsolete and toxic mercury based Vermilion of the past. This Red has infinite uses in painting.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A version of Alizarin Crimson with an orange undertone. Perfect substitute for a Mandarin orange.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A classic bright orange, this color fits perfectly in the middle of Cadmium Red Light and Yellow Medium on the color wheel. Mix with white for a large range of peach tones. Mix with blues for a range of greens.
Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A muted yellow tone with an orange cast, this yellow is perfect for the deepened shadows of sunshine lit objects.
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.
Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A mid-range yellow with a slight red bias, essential to any mixing palette. Used for creating warm browns and oranges. Perfect for natural light painting.
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.
Cadmium Yellow Pale Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A cool pale yellow with a green undertone. It replicates the color of its more expensive genuine Cadmium namesake. Its masstone is lighter than that of Lemon Yellow.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A permanent, transparent Light Yellow with a Green undertone that fits exactly between Cadmium Yellow Pale and Cadmium Yellow Light. It is great for mixing secondary colors with warm reds or blues.
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.
Thalo Yellow Green
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A brilliant Lime Green masstone with a Yellow undertone that is ideal for use in landscapes and non-objective painting and an essential for low key painters.
Permanent Green Light
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Located in the middle of the green spectrum, this green has a slight yellow undertone. Great for new spring foliage and grass. Used extensively for mixing.
Hookers Green Light Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A mid-range, bright Olive Green with a Yellow undertone. Introduced in the early 1850's by an English Illustrator, it has become one of the standard colors used in landscapes.
Chromium Oxide Green
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A mid-range mineral green with olive undertones. It is very popular for muting other greens. Combined with Mars Black for use in the Verdaccio method, is also very popular among landscape artists.
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.
Hookers Green Deep Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A very deep Olive Green having a Dark Blue undertone, this color dates from ca. 1850-55 and is named for the English Illustrator Hooker of that period.
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.
Thalo Green (Blue Shade)
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A lightfast cool deep Green with a Blue undertone with a high tinting strength. It is essential for landscape and seascape painting.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A traditional, brilliant, vivid mid-range green having a slight bluish undertone. It mixes well with yellows and other greens. Its classic use is in landscape painting.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A deep blue green that fits on the color wheel between cyan and green, it has an emerald-like undertone. Excellent for mixing, landscapes and seascapes.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A brilliant lightfast Blue Green masstone ideal for Art Nouveau and Art Deco palettes.
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.
Cobalt Blue Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A mid-range blue having no red undertone that is an economical replacement for the expensive Cobalt color. It is the workhorse of most palettes, being used in all types of painting.
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 deep Magenta masstone with a definite Red undertone. Mixes cleanly to make a wide range of Violet tints and shades. Great for florals and sunsets.
Violet (Phthalo Purple)
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A mid-range Purple unique to Grumbacher, especially favored by floral painters.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A transparent Violet Purple of medium saturation. Made with a modern organic pigment, it is ideal for landscapes and creating atmospheric effects.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A blue black color with a purple bias, this historic color was a popular commodity in ancient times. Used mostly for underpainting.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A transparent Blue-Black named for the English Watercolorist William Payne (1760-1820) who introduced it in his work in the late 18th Century. Its primary modern use is for toning down colors and for creating shadows.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Consistent color for an economic price. A deep greenish-gray color, sometimes referred to as slate or gunmetal green. A beautiful pigment for depicting overcast days, rain clouds, rock and stone.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A dark neutral gray made from carbon, this color has excellent tinting strength. Perfect for the grisaille technique.
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.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A warm jet Black that makes warm Grays when mixed with White. Originally made from burnt ivory, this color is now made from calcined animal bones.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A lightfast, warm Gray Brown whose masstone is similar to that of cuttlefish ink. It is also similar to the color of old photograph and is perfect for creating an artificial gallery tone or sepia tone to the painting.
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.
Raw Umber Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A traditional deep brown earth color, it is one of the few colors that is warm in mass tone and cool when diluted with white. A universal earth tone excellent for glazes, brunaille, shadows,etc.
Indian Red Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A very dense reddish brown with blue undertones named after a soil found in India. This chestnut color is oftern used in painting animals and birds.
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.
Light Red Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Very similar to Indian Red/Venetian Red in hue, this is a lighter, transparent version. Great for including in flesh tones, crockery, florals, and still lifes. Also sometimes referred to as English Red.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A standard color on most palettes, Burnt Sienna is a warm brown and is a very versatile earth tone. This tradition natural reddish brown earth iron oxide is made by roasting a natural earth color pigment in a kiln.
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.
Yellow Ochre Hue
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) A light earth tone with a yellow-orange undertone. Yellow ochre is a staple paint in any artist's collection and essential for portraits, landscapes, and old master palette choices.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Our modern non-toxic exact duplicate of the bright Golden Yellow originally derived from the gum of certain trees that grow in South-East Asia. It has been an essential part of watercolor palettes since the Middle Ages.
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.
Size: 7.5 ml (.25 oz) Introduced in 1834 as a whiter, brighter replacement for the toxic Lead White. Our version uses the modern, high chroma Titanium Dioxide pigment.
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