125 years of Schmincke HORADAM® watercolours
The new 140 assortment
In the Jubilee Year 2017, Schmincke enlarges and optimizes the HORADAM® watercolours to the 140 assortment. With this enlargement Schmincke successfully fills the harmonic colour spectrum of the Horadam® premium assortment.
100 well-tried and traditional colours as well as Oxgall already fit to the highest quality standards, so that there was no need for a change. After some years of research by the Schmincke lab, 35 new colours (among these 32 one-pigment-tones) have been added to the premium assortment. The increased use of highly lightfast pigments, such as Quinacridone or Perylene, offers completely new possibilities for the artist. 4 colours have been optimized using the newest and best raw materials. What’s remaining? The unique quality components of Horadam® watercolours: The selected Gum Arabic, the complex pouring of the colours for 4 times in liquid state and the sustainable production process of the precious watercolours in pans and tubes – always following the founders’ motto “Meliora cogito – I strive for the best”. Also in the future, the worldwide approved Horadam® watercolours will stand for unsurpassed quality “Made in Germany”.
What is a dot card?
These cards in different sizes contain genuine HORADAM® watercolour-dots on watercolour paper: The Dot Card with 12 dots (same colours like in the basic metal set) replaces the former HORADAM® sample. The card with 35 dots is a limited edition for introductory period and contains all new colours. The Dot Cards with 80 and 140 colours are always available at a low price to get accustomed to the reduced and the complete assortment and to help to select one‘s favourite colours out of the 140 assortment.
How to use the Dot Cards?
The Dot cards contain original HORADAM® watercolor dots. With a wet brush the colours can be painted directly in the fields marked with name and number so that the artist experiences the variety of each colour. After drying the Dot Card suits as own original colour chart as well as decision guidance when choosing and buying colours.
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.... the scenes of the Schmincke watercolour production
Videos about the AQUA Mediums
On the occasion of the revision of the assortment, these watercolour Mediums were explained in detail:
- NEW! How to use - Schmincke Watercolour Ground, transparent
- NEW! How to use - Schmincke AQUA Granulation Spray
- NEW! How to use - Schmincke AQUA Lift-off Medium
- How to use - Schmincke Modelling paste fine and coarse
- How to use - Schmincke Watercolour Ground, fine
- How to use - Schmincke Watercolour Ground, coarse
- How to use - Schmincke AQUA Collage
- How to use - Schmincke AQUA Shine
- How to use - Schmincke AQUA Effect Spray
- How to use - Schmincke AQUA Fix
- How to use - Schmincke AQUA Pasto
The three new AQUA Mediums
Watercolour Ground, transparent (50 704)
The transparent primer allows water-colour painting on grease-free surfaces such as canvas, painting boards, wood as well as on acrylic paintings in which the surface remains visible – in comparison to the existing white water-colour ground, fine – and provides for especially creative options. The water-colour ground, transparent forms an even, matt, elastic and age resistant film. Can be overpainted (or tinted beforehand) with water-colours, gouache or acrylic colors. In 250 ml and 500 ml bottles
AQUA Granulation Spray (50 737)
This pumpspray creates effects similar to granulation effects in water-colours with an even paint flow. Spray with the fine atomizer into the still wet water-colour areas to be treated. The pigments so will mass punctually. As only a few of the HORADAM® watercolours are originally granulating (marked with a “G” in the colour chart), this medium helps to create a granulation effect for all colours. For already granulating colours the effect will be intensified. Due to the fine atomizer also small areas within a painting can be treated. In 15 ml atomizer.
AQUA Lift-off Medium (50 708)
This medium suits for the preparation of watercolour paper so that already dried colour can be removed afterwards and a watercolour painting can be modified or corrected – quasi a non-staining medium. Especially useful for staining watercolours, which are hard to remove, marked with the triangle symbol. The medium has to be applied before the colour application, as it isolates the paper. Using very soft, textured paper types the medium has to be applied purely, for stronger sized papers the medium should be thinned with water. Pretests are recommended. As the Lift-off Medium dries up to a water-insoluble film, it may never be put into the pans. Please clean tools as soon as possible with water or water and soap. In 60 ml bottle
With this special edition of the whole 140-assortment of HORADAM® watercolours you hold a real treasure in your hands, edited in a quantity of 125 boxes on the occasion of the 125 years-jubilee of the highest quality watercolours of Schmincke. This noble wooden box contains our pride and joy – the complete assortment of Schmincke HORADAM® watercolours.