Get to know Grumbacher’s Japanese Watercolors. Poured watercolor pans are made from a time-honored Eastern formula utilizing vibrant pigments and a proprietary binder to make brilliant, opaque bodycolors. When used in a thick, creamy consistency, the color has richness and depth and dries to an eggshell sheen, unlike gouache. By thinning them with water in the pan’s mixing well, achieve an equally brilliant yet translucent color. This specialized formula lends itself to excellent lifting qualities, which enables the artist to add highlights at any time during the painting process. Artists can blend colors once dried for ultra-smooth gradients and color transitions. The new patent pending mixing wells in each pan help control water content and paint opacity, create precise color mixes, and offer unparalleled portability.