The new special edition HORADAM® AQUARELL “Supergranulating Colours” contains a total of 40 colours, divided into 5 colours each in the series “Deep Sea”, “Glacier”, “Galaxy”, “Forest”, “Tundra”, ”Volcano”, ”Shire” and ”Desert”. With these unusual watercolour paints, Schmincke is expanding the possibilities of granulating watercolour painting to include unusual colours with a super-granulating appearance. The combination of at least 2 granulating HORADAM® pigments intensifies the granulating effect, in which pigments mass together in places on the paper, to form “super granulation”.
The new colours are formulated with pigments from different colour ranges, so that the granulation effect results in additional colour changings. For example, the colour “Deep Sea Indigo” (14952) is a combination of violet and green pigment, while “Glacier Brown” (14965) contains a brown and a green pigment. “Tundra Violet” (14 983) is a combination of brown and blue pigment, while “Forest Grey” (14 945) contains a black, a brown and a green pigment. This novel, natural structure formation of the colours varies depending on the substrate and the amount of water used. The rougher the paper, the stronger the granulation effect.
All 40 HORADAM® AQUARELL special colours have exclusively 4 and 5 stars lightfastness and contain only pigments already known from HORADAM® AQUARELL. The opacity of the colours is predominantly semi-opaque/semi-transparent.
The Tundra set has a fantastic range of colours for landscape work. The supergranulating pigments work really well on rough paper, giving a natural, textured look to artwork.