Expensive watercolors are a recent trend. The wave of organic pigments has led to major research and developments in the field. Watercolors are as old as civilization: when man started earning, he wanted to do something more than just work. As a result, hobbyhorses came into being.
In the last few decades of the eighteenth century, William Reeves developed small cakes of watercolor. This gave the artists the ease of buying watercolors and thus, make watercolor paintings. At Rajasthan Studio, one can also find many such workshops. We recommend you our online experience Watercolor Painting Workshop.
Slowly and steadily, watercolors and their painting became a favorite past time of many. From prehistoric times to the present millennial world, activities such as paintings have been a source of comfort for many. Also, the birth of paper was another reason for the exuberant launch of expensive watercolors.
When a product is launched in the market, its value and cost seem to elevate sooner or later. The same is the case with expensive watercolors. Not just in India, but in several parts of the world, some watercolor brands take pride in their watercolors. Now you must be wondering what is so special about something as meager as watercolors: find here!
1. Sennelier – The Most Expensive Watercolors In the World!
Sennelier has been a devoted seller of watercolors since 1887! Gustave Sennelier was a chemist who worked day and night on researching ways of developing natural and qualitative pigments. In modern times, their watercolors are an inspiration derived from Romantic painters who got their inspiration from nature.
Firstly, after a series of tests and formulations, the Sennelier watercolors were born. Then, its smoothened texture, colorful shades, and top quality call for expensive watercolors. The aforementioned watercolor set is worth Rs. 39,999! The French Artists Watercolor Wood Set of 98 Tubes of 10ml is housed in a luxury wooden case. It is also one of the renowned choices of artists from all over the world. The rich colors are made of the purest pigments such as gum arabic and honey binder. Buy more here.
Schmincke is a 130-year-old brand born in Germany. The expensive watercolors of Schmincke are so because of their qualities of sustainability as well as longevity. Additionally, they regularly optimize the quality and production processes of their products. Their preferences lie in the use of renewable raw materials such as linseed oil, safflower oil, and sunflower oil. Because of the perfect blend of engineering, occupational safety, and environmental protection, they have some of the most expensive watercolors.
Their finest and expensive watercolor sets are available in three forms:
- HORADAM® AQUARELL
- AKADEMIE® Aquarell
- AQUA Mediums
You can buy them here.
3. Faber Castell
Faber Castell is one of the most loved stationery company by children and adults alike. This company is somewhat 250 years old. Even though we have adored the company for its pencils, there are many more things to explore that are offered by the company. More than a sustainable company, their active distribution channels are the reason for their success. Also, watercolor pencils have sent us into moments of reverie. For example, The Faber Castell Albrecht Durer Watercolor Pencil Set – Pack of 120 costs 16,831!
4. Daniel Smith
The fourth brand is Daniel Smith which is one of the biggest watercolor companies in the world. It is loved by artists all over the world as they make some of the finest, smoothened, and textured paints in the world. This is also one of the reasons that their Daniel Smith Hand Poured Watercolor Ultimate Mixing Half Pan Set costs 7,090! Also, it is one of the expensive watercolors that can be found globally. Above all, one of their distinct quality is the luminous transparency of these expensive watercolors. You can buy these here.
5. M. Graham & Co.
Last but not the least, M. Graham & co. takes pride in their choice of watercolors. These receive their rich texture from honey. This prevents hardening of the color and rather leaves a smooth finish after drying. Also, the rich nature of colors is something worthy to spend every rupee on! Their website states that these quality and expensive watercolors are made with Northwest blackberry honey. They are greatly inspired by the practice of early artists who drew their inspiration from nature for their materials as well as their subjects.
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This was a fun read! Thanks