Hello Friends and welcome to another one of my blog reviews. I have been super busy trying out some great products and l am going to be reviewing one of the supplies that l was most excited to try. Today l am going to share with you my thoughts on the Grumbacher Finest Watercolors that was sent to me by Chartpak. Thank you Chartpak for your generosity. I love trying professional grade products and let me tell you that this product by far is one of the most pigmented watercolors that l have tried to date. Now remember that these are my personal opinions and l am not being sponsored by Chartpak.
After reading about Grumbacher, l was intrigued to learn that they have been established since 1905, they must be doing something right as they have been trusted by many artists, far and wide. By 1960s, Grumbacher became an art materials empire, offering artists nearly every supply thinkable. Today the Grumbacher brand is owned by an American manufacturer called Chartpak Inc, who take great pride in providing quality products and service. I have become one of their trusted artists and l love using their products.
Before l start telling you what l thought of the Grumbacher Finest watercolors, l have to say that l was surprised l didn’t find a lot of information on this brand, but l did find a lot of people commenting and reviewing that they love them and l can now see why.
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that Grumbacher offers these professional grade watercolors in 63 amazing colours, 14 ml tubes. I also found them sold on Amazon in 7.5 ml sets. Chartpak sent me 3 colours to try, Lemon Yellow, Thalo Blue and Magenta. My example below is done on Grumbacher 140 lb cold press watercolour paper. Let me know if you would like me to review the Grumbacher watercolor paper?
These watercolours are formulated with premium grade pigments and right from the start l was impressed on how they lay down beautifully. I was able to obtain a high pigmented even wash and l was so impressed on the graduated wash from dark to light. They had exceptional tinting strength.
This brand offers excellent light-fastness and l love how easy the colour chart is to read and understand. Below is the link to the Grumbacher colour chart, and all the colours will indicate the light fast rating.
Grumbacher also sells Academy brand watercolours that l have not yet tried and hope to review soon. l easily found the student grade brand in stores, but l had a really hard time finding the Grumbacher Finest professional watercolor line. I did manage to find the professional grade ones sold on Amazon and the prices varied from $10.59 to $19.63 depending on the colours. Amazon also sells the 7.5 ml eight colour set for $88.49.
This traditional medium is always a treat for me to use and l have nothing but positive comments about the Grumbacher Finest Watercolors. These watercolours truly prove that Grumbacher provides outstanding quality and they have experience in this medium. I can’t wait to add more colours to my collection.
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