A. Gallo : Handmade Watercolour Paint : Half Pan : Perylene Maroon

SKU: WGH052
(6 reviews)

Price:

$11.50

  • Handcrafted in Assisi, Italy
  • Colours inspired by historical pigments
  • Luminous paint that activates beautifully when wet
  • Crafted according to traditional recipes

Info

A. Gallo Handmade Watercolours have been developed using a contemporary approach to historical colour. Made by hand in Assisi, the watercolours are crafted according to a traditional recipe of raw pigment, gum arabic, local honey, rosemary essential oil, and a wetting agent.

This artisanal process creates a very pigmented and luminous paint that activates beautifully when wet. The binder is made from pure lumps of Kordofan gum arabic from the Acacia Senegal tree dissolved in distilled water and filtered to remove any impurities. Honey from Umbria is added as a humectant, and rosemary essential oil is added for its natural antifungal properties.

A. Gallo watercolours are available as individual half pans and full pans, and in special themed sets. Each pan is wrapped in watercolour paper with a handpainted sample brushed over it. The watercolour sets are beautifully packaged with original marbled paper by Florentine artisan workshop Giulio Giannini e Figlio and a colour chart printed on Arches watercolour paper. The colours are made by hand in very small batches. The watercolours are cadmium, cobalt, lead, and mercury-free.

Spec

Product CodeWGH052
To Use WithWatercolor
QualityExcellent
SizeHalf Pan
Price Series3
VeganNon Vegan
Country of ManufactureItaly
Barcode8075220523327
Colour NamePerylene Maroon
BinderGum Arabic, Honey
Pigment IndexPR179
TransparencyTransparent
StainingStaining
GranulationNo Granulation
Colour LightfastExcellent
Weight (kg)0.010000

Reviews

(6 reviews)

Words can’t describe

I bought this to supplement a small set I recently purchased in Assisi. This rich beautiful half pan was more beautiful in person if that can be. The smell will always remind me of Italy. At first I couldn’t smell it but now I can. It is very faintly scented with Rosemary for preservation. I use other paints but these are my favorites by far.

Nan
 

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I own a lot of different pro watercolor brands, and I also own a lot of these paints and sets, and absolutely love them. They wet easily (not hard like some other pro brands I own, which I won’t name, but which even pre-wet, I have to scrub to lift paint), they have a lot of pigment, mix well, and are a pleasure to work with. A little goes a long way. The results are always beautiful and I like the high lightfast ratings. The smell, I personally love: not of chemicals, like some, just a light rosemary smell. Can’t see why the other reviewer was so horrified by this.

Sheryl
 

Review

I own a lot of different pro watercolor brands, and I also own a lot of these paints and sets, and absolutely love them. They wet easily (not hard like some other pro brands I own, which I won’t name, but which even pre-wet, I have to scrub to lift paint), they have a lot of pigment, mix well, and are a pleasure to work with. A little goes a long way. The results are always beautiful and I like the high lightfast ratings. The smell, I personally love: not of chemicals, like some, just a light rosemary smell. Can’t see why the other reviewer was so horrified by this.

Sheryl
 

Review

I'm a watercolour enthusiast and this one was specially disappointing, I always make sure to watch and read reviews before I purchase anything... sadly all I could find were misleading reviews, the pigment isn't great and the smell (which was the major reason why I purchased these expensive pans) was so unpleasant I couldn't look past it; as opposed to the large opinion of most reviews claiming the smell was great. I held onto this watercolour hoping the stench would at least fade a bit, spoiler alert it didn't fade nor it diminished on old dried swatches! I never used any of my treasured brushes nor did I try to mix this colour with the rest of my pans because it would ruin them. Honestly I have never been so upset about a purchase, I probably had way too high expectations and was massively let down. I just want to mention this product doesn't reflect how nice the customer service at Jackson's is, I will continue shopping across the other amazing brands they carry and will stay away from A.Gallo for the rest of my life.

MXN
 

Review

great colour looks great with blues and skin tones. Buy quick it goes fast

Ruth Rout
 

Review

Nice colour, superb pigment and coverage.

Ruth Rout
 

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