A J Ludlow's Professional Watercolours are all made in Royston, England, by a skilled Colourman and finished by hand.
Using only the finest and most permanent of pigments to give strong and lightfast water colour washes of unparalleled brilliance.
Each colour has only one pigment, formulated to enhance the pigment’s unique character at its maximum loading for intensely bright colour mixes and sumptuous quality.
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.
A J Ludlow’s professional watercolours are supplied in a 15ml glass jar, which gives the artist considerably more flexibility. The watercolour wet mass tone can be seen through the walls of the jar; the colour can be easily transferred from the jar to the pallet with a pallet knife; it can be easily inspected and if necessary mixed if separation occurs or if the colour dries. But more importantly due to the jar’s relatively large opening, there is no need for unnecessary additives or formulation changes to make filling easier, which will be at odds with the high transparency and brilliance demanded of a professional high quality watercolour range.
A J Ludlow’s professional watercolours have been formulated individually to accentuate the properties of the pigments and so be uncompromising with respect to the quality of the watercolour and the needs of the artist.