Schmincke Finest Artists Hordam Gouache Set of 10 x 15 ml tubes
Finest artists' gouache colors, series 12. Colors traditionally based on Gum Arabic and made with only the best, genuine artist pigments. Naturally opaque, not additionally reinforced by adding white. A wide range of combination options with HORADAM® watercolors. Excellent painting properties. The highest concentration of pigments guarantees luminosity and depth of all colors. HORADAM® GOUACHE can be used directly from the tube or thinned with water and can be mixed and combined with all other series of Schmincke gouache. The colors dry to a matt surface and therefore take on a slightly lighter color.
Application of HORADAM® GOUACHE
The application possibilities of HORADAM® GOUACHE are extremely versatile. Although it can be heavily diluted, gouache is mainly intended to provide opaque application of color. Opaque, in this case, means that it is not impasto, because impasto application tends to produce cracking, unless the percentage of binder is increased by adding gum Arabic. While watercolor painting work goes from light to dark (the white paper is the light), in gouache painting, any process can be used. While “back painting” of lights is limited in watercolor painting, when working in gouache (and other opaque colors), light values and lights can be added later using colors. Students understand very quickly that gouache colors dry more brightly and therefore find the appropriate dosage when mixing.