DS ARTIST WATERCOLOUR Alvaro Castagnet set


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The Italian Artshop is excited to be able to offer you a Master Artist Set of the 10 Extra Fine Watercolours that world respected artist Alvaro Castagnetloves the most.This unique 10 colour set is your opportunity to experience the colours on Alvaros palette!

Sized to offer you great value, Alvaro’s Set includes NEW Burnt Sienna Light, a colour formulated specifically for Alvaro and available only in this set.

5ml colours included in this set:

  • Hansa Yellow Deep
  • Mayan Orange
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Viridian
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna Light**
  • Neutral Tint
  • Deep Scarlet*
  • Pyrrol Red

** NEW colour – only available in Alvaro’s set.

Hansa Yellow Deep:
With a touch of orange, this is a pure chroma colour with high-tinting, semi-transparent organic pigments. It’s considered the ‘perfect yellow’, a fact which offers more control when mixing.

Mayan Orange:
 Hot and intense! Use it straight from the tube for a blazing red-orange.As you add water, the colour remains strong and disperses very evenly.

Ultramarine Blue: Intense, pure and subtly granulating, it stands proudly alone pure blue without shading to any other colour.

Cobalt Blue: Power with every drop. Cobalt Blue is a neutral, non-staining primary blue which
subtly modifies most pigments. Considered a “mixing pigment”, its transparent nature can cast a giant reticulating shadow.

 This transparent non-staining pigment is an excellent glazing pigment. It’s a cool blue-green useful in mixing without staining other pigment particles and for soft edges.

Yellow Ochre:Is a stunning gold hue, bright and clean yet true to its earthy nature. It’s non-staining, can be lifted easily to create highlights and has a predicable soft granulation in washes- Alvaro.

NEW Burnt Sienna Light:
Daniel Smith has created Burnt Sienna Light just for me. It is a beautiful, transparent hue. It is permanent, it has power and it breaks down Ultramarine Blue perfectly. Burnt Sienna Light is fabulous when you want toplace cool colours on top.
I use it when I am going into my darks where I drop it into Ultramarine Blue (included in the set) or Alizarin Crimson to create magnificent darks -Alvaro

Neutral Tint:
 use Neutral Tint because it greys down any hue rapidly so I can go directly into my rich darks, while maintaining the original chroma. By itself, Neutral Tint is not special, but the moment it mixes with a neighbouring hue you get a rich, more active, interesting colour- Alvaro.

Deep Scarlet: Deep Scarlet is a powerful tint and is perfect for undercoats when painting cool grey shadows. l put a wash of Deep Scarlet and then once it dries I drop cool washes on top so the shadows will glow! When mixed with Neutral Tint it gives me a very juicy colour that allows me to go into my darks very quickly – Alvaro.


Pyrrol Red:This fire engine red is cleaner than Cadmium or Permanent Red. It is a modern synthetic-organic pigment which, while close in value to its cousins the Perylenes, disperses more evenly and is less granular