Van Gogh brand prize in Black color

Dear friends!

It’s time to introduce you to another prize set for our finalists from Royal Talens company.

Royal Talens has provided 10 great prizes for our finalists. Earlier I have already introduced you to two of them.

Royal Talens — a world-famous company specializing in the creation of professional art materials. The main production facilities are located in the city of Apeldoorn (Netherlands). The company was founded in 1899 by Marten Talens, who was in love with painting. After a while, when his products were highly appreciated by many artists, the royal family of the Netherlands decided to assign the company the title of Royal.

The Van Gogh Brand Prize includes:

  • Water Colour Pocket Box Specialty Colours with 12 Colours in Half Pans
  • Black Water Colour Paper Pad, 12 Sheets, 360g/140lb., size 42 x 29.7 cm (A3) / 11.7″ x 16.5″
  • Black Water Colour Paper Pad, 12 Sheets, 360g/140lb., size 29.7 x 21 cm (A4) / 8.3″ x 11.7″
  • Water Colour Brush, Series 194 No. 16
  • Water Colour Brush, Series 191 No. 0

«Van Goghwater colours are rated as a student and artist level paint range. They feature brilliant, transparent, and intense colours with high tinting strength. Most colours are rated with the highest degree of lightfastness +++ (100+ years under museum conditions) with a few colours rated just one step below at ++ (25-100 years under museum conditions).

Thanks to the purity and uniform viscosity, these water colours are easy to work with and easy to mix. Proudly produced in Holland with stringent quality control for a consistent experience with every purchase. This 12-half pan water colour set is packed in a plastic pocketbox, and also includes a round synthetic hair brush (size 6) and a mixing tray.

. This specialty selection includes metallic and interference colours: Silver 800, Light Gold 802, Deep Gold 803, Copper 805, Bronze 811, Graphite 840, Interference White 843, Interference Yellow 844, Interference Red 845, Interference Blue 846, Interference Violet 847, Interference Green 848.»

Black Water Colour Paper Pad   Simply beautiful! Van Gogh black paper is perfect with interference and metallic water colours. This 140lb. / 360g water colour paper is 100% cellulose with a cold-press fine grain texture. This 1-side glued pad contains 12 sheets that are 11.7″ x 16.5″ / 29.7cm x 42cm (A3).

Water Colour Brush, Series 194 No. 16 — Crafted with care and shaped by hand, this water colour brush has a flexible hair bundle resistant to wear. The golden synthetic hair bundle can absorb a large amount of water and has a flat (Gussow) shape to defining planes and form in a figure painting or to create chisel like lines. This brush has a hair bundle width of 15.5 mm

Water Colour Brush, Series 191 No. 0 — Crafted with care and shaped by hand, this water colour brush has a flexible hair bundle resistant to wear. The golden synthetic hair bundle can absorb a large amount of water and has a round shape with a very fine tip for detailed working. This brush has a hair bundle width of 2.2 mm

Traditionally, the technical side of the components of the set, so:

Water Color Pocket Box Specialty Colors with 12 Colors in Half Pans

Set is partially packed in a cardboard box. It contains all the information regarding the composition of the set, including numbers and graphics pictures of colors, the number and size of the brush, and possible options for using the palette.

The set is equipped with a plastic box with a removable palette, a Van Gogh transforming brush number 6, series 191 and 12 colors of watercolors with a metallic effect.

Plastic box, lightweight, fits comfortably in your hand. Easy to open with one hand using a convenient mechanism. In the upper part there is a lid, well thought out, with large kneading compartments, removable palette. In the process of using it, it became clear that this is a big plus. Firstly, the palette can be easily washed, and secondly, it can be used separately from the set (which is what I do;))

The panel with cuvettes cannot be removed, but the box is facilitated by the well thought-out shape of the panel. The cuvettes are easily removed from the panel, due to special recesses (earlier, very often, it was a whole problem for me to get the cuvette from the panel, especially if it was stuck, now the problem is solved)

All cuvettes are packed in paper packaging, which contains all information about a given color, in several languages ​​(pigments, lightfastness, transparency, etc.). Each cuvette has a color number and the first letter of the brand. All the colors of this set are very unusual, at the same time they are distinguished by transparency and lightness, without interaction with light, they seem translucent, but as soon as they come under direct lighting, they play with all colors, with wonderful extraordinary color tints.

The paint easily interacts with water and is easily picked up with a brush from a cuvette

The colors mix well with each other, and do not precipitate.

Original metallic effects allow the imagination to use watercolors in new, non-trivial ideas and achieve unique effects.

My acquaintance with these colors was cautious and emotional, but the more emotions these extraordinary colors evoked, the more new ideas the result of the experiment brought me.

Transformer brush from this set number 6 series 191, I have been using brushes of this brand for a very long time, and in the previous article I described my experience of communicating with them, conveniently, concisely and practical. And now it is also easy to use in the open air, and on unplanned watercolor improvisations. I always have a small set of watercolors in my bag and a few small brushes. Transformer brushes do not leave this hiking set, and now the new inhabitant of the «hiking» set is guaranteed to settle in the bowels of my bag.

More about colors:

Silver 800

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6/PBk11

Interference Blue 846

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6

Gold 802

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6/PR101

Copper 805

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6/PR101

Graphite 840

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque

Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6/PBk11

Interference Red 845

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6

Interference Violet 847

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6

Deep Gold 803

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6/PR101

Bronze 811

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6/PR101

     

Interference White 843

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6

Interference Yellow 844

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6

Interference Green 848

  • Light fastness — +++
  • Opacity — Semi-opaque
  • Pigment — PW20/PW15/PW6

All colors of this set are highly pigmented, all have maximum lightfastness and are semi-transparent.

Coloring was done on Black Water Color Paper Pad, 12 Sheets, 360g / 140lb., Size 29.7 x 21 cm (A4) / 8.3 «x 11.7».

Paper 100% cellulose, 360 g / m2, fine grain

The paper performed well in various techniques and with varying degrees of moisture. It interacts perfectly with paints, does not bulge or deform when wet. The dense, but smooth enough structure allows you to create mini watercolors without harming small details.

For the first acquaintance with these colors, I decided to turn to my old, but non-embodied ideas.

The first work is a classic painting in the Gzhel style. (Gzhel is an artistic folk craft, a type of Russian folk painting related to blue and white ceramics.) The classic pattern, without deviating from the accepted canons of painting, but in new interesting colors, gave an incomparable original and modern effect. In this work, I used two colors from this set: Silver 800, Interference Blue 846

«Walk in the fresh air» — miniature watercolor, size 10 * 15 cm I worked in technique, «a la prima», the colors blend wonderfully and give amazing unexpected effects. Paper interacts well with water, retains moisture well and does not extinguish colors.

The idea is as old as the world, but my son liked the work, and it settled in a frame on his desktop.

In this work, I used the following colors from this palette: Interference Green 848, Interference Yellow 844, Interference Violet 847, Interference Red 845, Graphite 840, Silver 800, Bronze 811

After the first two sketches, the imagination ceased to be afraid, and hands became simple and easy to work with new materials. Inspiration suggested a new idea and voila, a series of works «Butterflies». All three works are mini format, size 12 * 14 cm.

All three works were painted only with watercolors Water Color Pocket Box Specialty Colors with 12 Colors in Half Pans

For black veins, I used masking fluid. All three works were written in one evening, inspired by an interesting idea, I did not notice how 5 hours passed. ))) The Water Color Brush, Series 191 No. 0, all the small details were painted by her, the rest of the work was Water Color Brush, Series 191 No. 6, the same transforming brush, found its place in my first experience with the set.

For the first butterfly, I used the following colors in different combinations: Silver 800, Bronze 811, Graphite 840, Interference Yellow 844

For the second butterfly, I used the following colors: Silver 800, Interference Blue 846

For the third butterfly, I used the following colors: Interference Green 848, Interference Yellow 844, Interference Violet 847, Interference Red 845, Graphite 840, Silver 800

In conclusion, I want to say that this testing has become a real challenge for me. It seemed that my two years of experience with watercolors was not enough for such experiments, BUT. I was very pleased.

Old ideas were embodied in new solutions, fear of the new gave way to inspiration and somewhere excitement. The result impressed me a lot and new ideas are already waiting for their implementation in large formats of Black Water Color Paper.

I recommend it to everyone who is not afraid of experiments and wants to try a new and extraordinary solution to their ideas.

Water Color Pocket Box Specialty Colors with 12 Colors in Half Pans — just made for this.

Thank you for your attention, Julia Kochetova

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