The launch of the oil paint series in the unique range of 168 colours was followed by the Old Holland Classic Watercolours in the same rich range.
One of the unique characteristics of these watercolours is the unparalleled colour strength (maximum pigmentation). And while this high colour strength requires a slightly different approach on the part of the aquarellist (so little paint is needed from the tube or cup for the desired colour effect that you have to get used to the ratio of paint to diluent), the advantages are clear.
It is well known that some pigments used in watercolours display special characteristics:
Granulation: the pigment particles attach themselves to the paper as a splotchy tone. Examples of this include Manganese blue, Ultramarine blue dark and Raw Sienna.
Flocculation: pigment particles aggregate together, giving the same effect as granulation. Examples include Viridian green light and dark, Green Earth and Raw Umber.
The watercolour series also includes a number of opaque, super transparent (with the suffix 'lake' in the name) and semitransparent colours.
For colour selections please refer to the colour chart below:
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Please note: Due to inherent differences in computer monitors, colours displayed on the attached colour chart may not accurately represent the actual colour.
"LAKE" means transparent glazing colours
"EXTRA" means traditional colour made from lightfast pigment