Holbein Artists' Watercolours are imported from Japan, a country with the oldest professional watercolour tradition in the world. Japanese colours have always been renowned for their brilliance, and Holbein continues in the same tradition.
For more than a century, the Holbein colour laboratories have produced a full-range palette of transparent watercolours that not only achieve world-class standards in lightfastness and colour vigour, they also retain their clean, crisp, brilliant characteristics over long periods of time.
In addition to the pigments that are traditionally used in European art, the Holbein watercolour collection contains many exceptional and brilliant colours that are not found in other watercolour lines.
Holbein does not contain ox-gall or any other dispersants that inhibit optimum brush handling qualities. This makes Holbein ideal for painting in the Japanese watercolour tradition, where brushstrokes are often preserved. Holbein is the perfect choice for fine detail work such as lettering and scrolling.