Tri-Art's Finest Quality Masking Fluid is easy to apply and rub off once dry. Apply to areas that would be too complex to paint around or are to be protected from receiving paint. It may be applied over painted areas or raw paper.
Tri-Art's watercolour Line has two mediums; Gum Acacia and a Matte Medium. Use the mediums to enhance colour chroma, increase open time, flow and adhesion to the paint surface. New to the line is Watercolour Ground (cold press), a medium to create grounds for painting onto with watercolours.
For Colour/Pigment Identification, Series, Opacity and Lightfastness ratings it is worth examining the terms and symbols on the label. Example:
SO Semi Opaque
**** Full Shade-Excellent, Tint-Excellent
*** Full Shade-Excellent, Tint- Good
Our Colour Charts also note G = Granular and Staining effectiveness with the following bar:
Tri-Art's Finest quality series has developed to include a line of professional grade, liquid watercolours. The spectrum of 58 potent colours and assorted mediums has been created for the professional painter and are being offered at an amazing price point.
Following the tradition of our Finest Quality Lines. The Tri-Art Watercolours contain only the finest artist grade pigments that are signature to Tri-Art's model of colours. This collection of pigments combines intense colour chroma with superior transparency, opacity and unsurpassed light performance. Included are highly staining inorganics that are essential for layering and glazing, and selected organic pigments that offer high coverage and excellent lift. Tri-Art's Finest Quality watercolour line is a contemporary fusion of dynamic new pigments alongside tried and true traditional pigments. The palette of colours gives artists the selection and opportunity to both embrace traditional techniques and push the boundaries of watercolour painting.
Advances in Pigment Technology
The addition of mica-based iridescent and interference colours takes advantage of advanced in pigment technology that previously was largely unavailable in a watercolour format, giving the artist new tools to create shimmering light effects and surfaces. A refreshing inclusion in this line is a sumptuous array of iridescent and interference colours.
These colours produce shimmering overlays and can also be mixed with other colours to create reflective or pearlescent light effects. Our interference and iridescent watercolours will dry to a glossier finish when less water is used with their application.
The formulation, fine grinding, and dispersion of our pigments insures colours that will disperse into water without streaking and are fully re-soluble on the palette once dry.
The format of the paint allows for larger volumes of colour to be prepped for large-scale paintings. Quantities left exposed to the air will form semi-moist colour cakes, giving artist the ability to dispense the paint into a welled palette to form pans of custom-mixed colour for in-studio or plein-air painting.
Finely milled and fully mixed into a Gum Acacia base, these watercolours are compatible with other artist quality brands. Tri-Art Finest Quality Watercolors are offered with various mediums designed to increase chroma of the colours and extend the possibilities of watercolour techniques.
22 mL clear PETE tubes.
The entire line is packaged in our custom, in-house manufactured PETE plastic tubes and jars, with HDPE snap caps. This modern, highly efficient, packaging ensures a generous shelf life and a responsible use of the manufacturing resources available today.
Gum Acacia and Gloss Medium have been developed to compliment the colours, enhance their chroma and increase the flow and adhesion of the paint to the surface. Mix in with colours prior to applying.