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October 21, 2017 at 8:49 am
I’m a huge fan of Kremer pigments paints and paintboxes, and I like their sometimes a bit strange selection of paints in their boxes. Recently I found this new box on their website, and it’s such a weird selection of paints. I wonder what they had in mind while creating this. Anyone got any idea what to use this for?
http://www.kremer-pigmente.com/en/new-products/ready-made-colors/7759/kremer-watercolor-set-incarnate-smallOctober 21, 2017 at 9:40 am
Kremer isn’t a brand I’ve seen here in the Western U.S. I’ve wondered about them, though. I don’t know for sure what that particular set is for, but I’m suspecting portraits. On my screen at least, those colors look like good ones for flesh tones.October 21, 2017 at 10:53 am
We buy from them as conservators, and I’ve wondered about their paints, but the prices are outrageous!
I’ve been tempted by the larger empty palette for $34; looked at getting one of the larger metal pans, and have bought the 100 full pans for $20. http://shop.kremerpigments.com/en/tools-packaging-und-supplies/October 21, 2017 at 10:55 am
I have never heard of it. And now I’m curious enough to check it out.
Thanks for bringing it to my attention.October 21, 2017 at 12:41 pm
Ah that might be it!October 21, 2017 at 12:42 pm
Oh, that’s too bad! I really like their paints, and in Europe I can order them for a pretty good price.October 21, 2017 at 12:44 pm
They are absolutely worth checking out! To me they seem very different from other professional paints, but I cannot really say what is different. I know there are a few nice reviews on Youtube!October 21, 2017 at 1:17 pm
Here’s a review of some of the pan sets. It’s from 2014, so it may not be totally accurate, but it should give some idea of the sets.AnonymousOctober 22, 2017 at 1:44 am
I’ve never ordered from them, but their print catalog is worth getting (free) because it contains a ton of information about pigments. Almost like a little textbook.October 22, 2017 at 1:58 am
I’ll have to look into the catalog. It sounds interesting.October 22, 2017 at 6:12 am
Lisa you have actually used Kremer paints? Can you tell us about your experience?October 22, 2017 at 6:36 am
Yes I have! I have four boxes of Kremer pigments watercolors, and I really really like them. However, I’m just a paint addict, and no real expert in watercolors, but I’ll do my best to describe them!
They use good quality pigments, and I believe the paints are handmade by the Kremer staff. I get the feeling that they use a little less binder than traditional brands, but I can’t really verify this, it’s just a feeling. The paints are very very responsive, and just a little stroke on a pan lifts lots of paints and pigments. The colors are really bright and beautiful! So I can really recommend them. The paintboxes I have are Kremer set 1, Earth colors (Erdfarben), and Illumination. The forth palette was not bought a set.
Of course, with my four palettes, I do not need more. But I’m a paint addict, so I can’t help it! 😀October 22, 2017 at 12:20 pm
The Kremer catalog can be downloaded as a free PDF.October 22, 2017 at 12:22 pm
These do look beautiful. I’ll have to keep my eye open for a deal.October 22, 2017 at 1:01 pm
Teoh Yi Chie (aka Parka Blogs) loves this brand and highly recommends them, but I think they’re German (???) and usually crazy expensive in the States. Like everything, I’m sure deals can be had if one takes the time to look. But I’ve heard great things about them, so thanks for the additional information, Lisa!
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