The high-quality professional range of watercolours offers a wide and balanced spectrum of 48 highly pigmented colours chosen for their unique hues and excellent permanence and high light fastness. Each colour has been specially formulated to offer the greatest flexibility for the artist. They are all based on single pigments and because they contain only pigment and no other powders, the colours’ brightness, hue and transparency are uncompromised.
Using traditional binders and auxiliary materials, the professional watercolour has its roots in the transparent watercolours that became popular in the 19th century in both the United States of America and Victorian Britain. Around this time many colours had names, which were based on the pigments that they were traditionally made with. Wherever possible our watercolours keep the traditional name when the correct pigment has been used, but when this has not been possible, the colours have been named after the pigment itself.