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Manufactured using traditional methods and carefully stone milled to enhance and retain the luminous nature of each pigment selected, Derivan Watercolours – VAtnslitir – are now available in 24 brilliant colours, covering the full colour spectrum, including uniquely Australian colours. Each colour in the range has been tested for granulation, transparency, staining and permanence.
The art of watercolours is defined by brilliant, strong but yet subtle colours; clear and clean transparencies. The build up of thin washes created by this delicate mix of colours results in luminous, translucent effects.
The satisfaction of a beautifully rewarding watercolour artwork begins with the choice of a colour range with excellent light resistance, unique colour strength, solubility and paint flow.
Derivan Watercolours have been manufactured using a careful selection of pigments to preserve the tradition of characteristic quality of transparency, excellent light fastness, clean color mixing and intense blends.
Vatnslitir – When Derivan set out to create our first watercolour range, we wanted to create a quality product that understood both the role of water in using watercolour and the play of Australian light on colour. While many watercolours have their genesis in Europe, we looked at the colours around us. Australian light is unique in its clarity, and the colours we see around us exemplify this quality. Our final range of 24 colours is testimony to our awareness of the interplay of light and colour, and also our desire to create products developed and manufactured in Australia.
Our range of Derivan watercolours are characterized by the use of traditional ingredients like Gum Arabic sourced from a region in Africa and carefully tested for quality and impurities. Derivan Watercolours are the result of precisely selected pigments dispersed in a fluid solution of pure Gum Arabic and the addition, in some cases, of Oxgall, which ensures optimal flow off the brush of the Derivan watercolours.