This set contains 12 x half pans of Schmincke Akademie Watercolours, in a compact metal box.
Set contains one each of half pans: Lemon Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Red, Carmine Red, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue, Brilliant Green, Permanent Green, Yellow Ochre, English Red, Sepia and Black.
Schmincke Akademie watercolours have a high brilliance of colour and good control of paint flow.
Great for the beginner or advanced artist.
Schmincke began at the end of the 19th Century, when the colour chemists Josef Horadam and Hermann Schmincke saw an opportunity to provide the artists of the day with a truly superior artists oil, and so set out to Italy where traditional studio painting was still taught, in search of the nearly forgotten resin oil formulations.
In 1881, at the Academy of Fine Art in Florence, they secured the precision formulations of the Professor Cesare Mussini, a guardian of the old masters techniques, and on these formulations, the two founded their manufacturing establishment under the name H.Schmincke and Co.
In subsequent years, artists’ colours to suit all techniques were introduced, such as Josef Horadam’s patent watercolours of 1892. Through the entire 20th century, every generation of owner has lead the company to its current position as one of the worlds leading manufacturers of finest artists’ colour.