Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors have been around for over 100 years and are still a favorite amongst artists of today. If you were to go back in time , you would have seen Artists like Cezanne, Gauguin, Monet and Picasso using these wonderful paints.
Sennelier Extra Fine Watercolors come in a wide variety of colors, 80 to be exact and are extremely vibrant. These include colors that have long since been discontinued by other manufacturers. Sennelier uses the finest pigments to make their watercolors. Their pigments are first soaked in water for 24 hours which allows the pigment to fuse with the binder and to increase their brilliance. They use Gum Arabic from Africa and Honey from the French Alps as a binder. Honey is used because of its natural tendency to draw moisture from the air. This in turn keeps the paint moist for much longer on your palette.
These watercolors are available in tubes or in half pan sets.
Sennelier also makes a masking fluid to use along with your watercolors. It is unlike any other masking fluid on the market. It will work whether it is brand new or if it has been sitting around unused for years. It is tinted with a light green color so that it is easy to see when applied. The tint will not stain your paper. When your painting is completely dry, the masking fluid can be easily removed by using just your finger.
Sennelier also makes a wonderful watercolor varnish. This varnish brightens colors and protects the surface from dust. It is water soluble and made with synthetic resin that can be diluted with alcohol. This varnish is clear, non yellowing and can be applied with a light spray or with a brush.