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Schmincke Horadam Watercolour 15mL - Series 1 & 2


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The standard assortment

The 139 HORADAM® AQUARELL colours combine an extremely extensive colour spectrum and meet the highest quality requirements for a premium watercolour. In addition to many well-tried and traditional colours, the range also contains many new colours using special pigments such as perylenes, quinacridones or transparent iron oxides. The large number of 92 single-pigment colours enables particularly brilliant mixing results and the 22 granulating colours provide special effects (marked with "G" in the colour chart).

Selected Gum arabic

A key ingredient in artists' watercolours is Kordofan Gum arabic from the arid zones south of the Sahara. Like most natural products, this classic watercolour binder is subject to annual fluctuations. That is why Schmincke tests all available charges every time buying Gum arabic and selects only the best charges of the respective vintage. This brings small but noticeable quality advantages. The special method of purifying the natural product is also important. The other recipe ingredients are also carefully selected accordingly and, of course, used individually in each recipe to achieve a harmonious quality assortment that is consistently easy to pick up with a brush.

The premium 140 + 40 assortment

  • 139 brilliant, intense watercolours in 15 ml tubes
  • 40 super-granulating colours in 15 ml tubes
  • 152 of the 179 colours with highest possible lightfastness (4 + 5 stars)
  • High control of paint flow - even on soft watercolour papers
  • Fully reusable paint when dried on a palette
  • Quality assortment "Made in Germany"
  • Selected Gum arabic as binder and natural oxgall as traditional wetting agent



40 HORADAM® AQUARELL supergranulating colours now permanently in the range

Supergranulating colours are watercolours with a special property: the combination of at least 2 granulating HORADAM® pigments intensifies this effect to "supergranulation".
The colours are formulated with pigments from different colour ranges, resulting in additional colour changes besides the granulation effect. For example, the shade "Deep Sea Indigo" (14 952) is a combination of violet and green pigments, while "Glacier Brown" (14 965) contains a brown and a green pigment. This novel, natural structure formation of the colours varies depending on the paper and the amount of water used. The rougher the paper, the stronger the granulating effect.

The 40 supergranulating colours are divided into 8 thematic series of 5 colours each:

  • Deep Sea,
  • Glacier,
  • Galaxy,
  • Forest,
  • Tundra,
  • Volcano,
  • Shire and
  • Desert.

The colours are also available in 15 ml tubes. All supergranulating HORADAM® AQUARELL colours have exclusively 4 and 5 stars lightfastness and contain only pigments already known from HORADAM®. The opacity of the colours is predominantly semi-transparent / semi-opaque.


*natural oxgall This product is not vegan