There’s something to be said for traditions. Sennelier has been making watercolors for more than a century, utilizing a production method that continues to not only stand up to time but artists’ ever-changing wants and needs. This has made the company’s watercolor line a go-to for painters inspired by the great French Impressionists. But, while the grindstones continue to grind and work out every imperfection, Sennelier has also evolved to incorporate cutting-edge techniques in pigment composition. Really, with a Sennelier French Artists’ Watercolor Half Pan, you get the best of all eras, old and new, equaling a perfect wash free of particles. The prime elements behind these watercolors are a little honey, Kordofan Gum Arabic as a binding agent, and a lot of patience. There’s a 24-hour wetting procedure that every pigment goes through, along with multiple runs through the grindstone. What comes out the other side is a high-quality product with a jaw-dropping variety; why, just look at that dazzling array of colors. And one look is all it takes to be transfixed by their uncommon depth, a brilliance that’s both subtle and bursting with a spark of life. No surprise, really: That’s the result when one takes their time and masters their craft. After all, traditions are traditions for a reason: it’s a sign that something was meant to last.
Indian Yellow, Mars Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Cadmium Yellow deep, Sennelier Yellow light, Sennelier Yellow deep, Cadmium lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Orange, Aureoline, Chinese Orange, Red Orange, Sennelier Red, Cadmium Red light, Chinese Vermillion, French Vermillion, Quinacridone Red Orange, Bright Red, Tyrian Rose, Rose madder lake, Crimson Lake, Alizarin Crimson, Permanent Magenta, Carmine, Carmine Genuine, Quinacridone Purple, Alizarin Violet lake, Manganese Violet, Cadmium Red Purple, Cobalt Violet light hue, Cobalt Violet deep hue, Cobalt Violet Rose, Sap Green, Viridian, Olive Green, Emerald Green, Cadmium Green, Permanent Green light, French Ochre, Brown Madder, Chromium Oxide Green