The Rublev Colours 18th Century Watercolor Palette introduces you to the natural of watercolors typically used by 18th century British watercolorists. Many 18th century painters believed that "bright colors are ill advised and should always be avoided," as a tutorial of the time put it. Painters of the time did not see the classic palette as restricted but as virtuous color restraint. The understatement and subtlety of colors of this time can have powerful emotional resonances.
Rublev Colours features such genuine watercolors as natural Ultramarine (Lapis Lazuli), Azurite, Malachite, among many others. These single pigment paints available in moist (tubes) and semi-moist (pans) watercolors are made with the same pigments used by masters of past centuries. While the trend today in commercial watercolors is to suppress pigment textures in favor of homogeneous, flat color, the earth and mineral pigments used in Rublev Colours Watercolors feature larger particles that produce granulation effects without the use of surfactants, such as ox gall.
Unlike pan watercolors made with the extrusion process, Rublev Colours Watercolors are poured -- a process preserving the integrity of each color and resulting in semi-moist cakes that respond instantly to a wet brush.
Apply Rublev Colours watercolor on paper or other absorbent surfaces prepared to accept water-borne paint. Clean up is easy with soap and water.
The 18th Century Watercolor Palette includes the subtle hues used by British watercolorists of the 18th century -- one full pan each of twelve watercolors:
Verona Green Earth
Antica Green Earth
Cobalt Yellow (Aureolin)
French Burnt Sienna
Cyprus Umber Medium
Italian Burnt Umber
Bone Black and the Rublev Colours Large Case.
Note: We may substitute colors that are out of stock or unavailable at the time of your order with similar hues of equal or greater value.
The Rublev Colours Watercolor Case is ideal for the traveling watercolor artist or the artist in the studio. The case is made of heavy-gauge metal with black and white enamel. There is also a handy metal loop on the back that allows you to place the case on your belt loop or hold it securely in hand while painting.
8.5" X 2.5" X 0.875" (22 cm x 7 cm x 2.5 cm) (closed)
8.5" x 8" (22 cm x 21 cm) (fully open)