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Gansai WaterColour Sets feature a range of carefully selected traditional Japanese watercolours.

 Enjoy eighteen shades of Gansai in your art practice, the Japanese alter-ego to European watercolours – also similar to gouaches. These high quality paints, made in Japan, can be used directly out of the box with a wet paintbrush – either thinly in translucent washes, or by layering for a bolder effect. These can also be used on darker paper bases. 

This selection of eighteencolours is presented in a traditional apple green Japanese fabric-bound presentation box. Traditional Japanese watercolours are a high quality, water-soluble paint with rich pigments and beautiful colours in wide rectangular pans. Each pan is filled with a dry solid paint that reactivates quickly with water.


 This collection has 18 colours in earths, warms and cools which enable to you recreate many more hues and tones (lights and darks).

Beautiful paints for adding colour to all your artwork, drawings and stamps including techniques using gouache, water colour painting, calligraphy, hand lettering, colouring stamps, sketching, illustrations, sumi-e and other visual arts masterpieces. All you need is a watercolour paintbrush or water-brush, both also available, each sold separately, and a splash of water!The rich and intense colors of Gansai are handcrafted, professional-quality pigment inks. These high-caliber watercolors are blendable with a creamy-smooth feel that show up on light or dark paper. Gansai Watercolours are handcrafted, professional-quality Japanese watercolors with a highly blendable, creamy-smooth consistency.

The traditional Japanese style colors are rich and intense, and exhibit greater opacity than European or American watercolors styles.

Try these lush watercolors for sketching, illustration, sumi-e, etegami, ink-like wash painting, and more.

All colors are certified non-toxic.

Set of 18 pans:

White, Black, Cadmium Scarlet, Red, Rose Madder, Rose Madder Deep, Cobalt Violet, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Sap Green Light, Hookers Green, Sap Green, Viridian, Ultramarine Pale, Turquoise Blue, Ultramarine and Indigo.

Occasionally, some Gansai Japanese Pan Colours may display fine cracks or crazing in their pans.  This is quite normal for these particular pan paint colours. These cracks do not affect the paint quality at all.

 The handy storage box has a black base and an apple green lid with a colour chart and clear overlay. It includes a colour chart on the lid.

 Non toxic and kind to the environment. The materials used to produce this product are non-toxic. Safety was made a priority during production of these paints and no toxic heavy metals were used.

  Occasionally, some Gansai Japanese Pan Colours may display fine cracks (or crazing) in their pans. This is quite normal for these particular pan paint colours. These cracks do not affect the paint quality.

At The PaintBox we source and stock quality art supplies which we import directly.  This also means that you have access to a greater variety and pay less for these. These are perfect for any artists from amateur to professional. It is also perfect for any budget size.  Check out our loyalty rewards programme, which makes your artistic ambitions achievable. At these prices why not give these a go. Be sure to check out our other fabulous finds on our website and start saving today. Our knowledgeable staff at The PaintBox can guide you through our carefully selected ranges of Traditional Japanese  Paints for all applications. This is only a small selection of our stock. We sell many brands, weights, and textures, in-store only.  Please call 08 8388 7776 to enquire




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