The 1930s - Inspired by the subdued hues of the British landscape, the set is composed of earthy browns and yellows, and muted blues and purples. Smoky shades capture the rolling hills and sleepy towns of the hazy countryside in Eric Ravilious’ paintings. These eight pans also illustrate the interwar period of political uncertainty and industrial production in spite of the Great Depression: two-strip color filmmaking and the introduction of the talkies, the beginnings of information technology and computers, and the invention of the ballpoint pen!
Choosing Keeping presents seven exclusive, special editions of 8 shades of Gansai. This Japanese alternative to standard European watercolours is not dissimilar to gouache and is made by a 100 year old paint maker in Japan. The paints can be used directly out of the box with a wet paintbrush - either thinly in translucent washes, or by layering for a bolder effect. These can also be used on darker paper bases to enhance colors further.
Included is a blank letterpress swatch card featuring each individual colour name to be painted in for colour referencing. This can come in handy as appearances can be deceiving and each colour is only revealed once wet and set to paper!