Water colours MONDELUZ
Watercolour painting is a painter’s technique using water soluble pigments, which are transparent or matte and together with gum arabic and glycerine are bound to the paper. Watercolours are made by pulverizing powdered pigment to a binding agent, soluble in water. This agent consists of gum arabic, glycerine, ox gall and if necessary also gum tragacanth as thickener. Some colour shades are also enriched with a filler, which can provide colour with a white tone. Every pigment, on the condition that it is supposed to act as a water colour, requires quite a different procedure and ratio of components, therefore manufacturing watercolours requires certain know-how based on many years of experience.
The watercolour painting technique allows flat wash, graded wash and wash-off with a brush. Soft brushes, preferably of sable hair, or e.g. an airbrush are used as the main tool. Painting should be done on moistened paper, blurred overlaps of colour layers with extraordinary softness appear. Watercolour is applied almost exclusively on paper. Painting is done with an excess of water either by washing or by painting on a wet medium.
MONDELUZ watercolours are transparent with clear, pure tones, with a very low covering power. They are provided in pans/cakes. Their quality characteristics concerning covering power, light permanency and ingredients are always given on the labels of the particular watercolours.