Sold individually! Now you can order your favorite Marie's color one by one, not only the basic colors found in the 12 color set but also some more choices with different and new colors. They are in Large 12 ML Tubes.
Marie's is the oldest Chinese painting color brand since 1919 in Shanghai. These colors are packed in the new lead-free aluminum tube, which is good for your health. This product has satisfied the standard of European EN71-3 and American ASTM D-4236, also the ISO9002.
1. Titanium White ¦¦¦¦(104)
Titanium white is an opaque mineral color. Often applied to the back of rice paper to enhance the whiteness of paper, such as waterfalls in landscape painting or the white hairs on animals. Mix with carmine or rouge for paint pink flowers, mix with gamboge for stamens and pollen.
2. Gamboge ████ (218)
A transparent yellow color. Good for yellow flowers, mix with Indigo to make transparent green for leaves and trees.
3. Duckling Yellow ████ (242)
A semi-transparent color. A warm yellow like the color of a duckling.
4. Orange Yellow ████ (316)
A semi-opaque color. Good for flowers, mix with Indigo to make an olive green for leaves and trees.
5. Vermilion ████ (399)
A semi-opaque mineral color, good for painting orange-red flowers, maple leaves, and autumn foliages, or washing sunset sky.
6. Cinnabar ████ (398)
An opaque Mineral color. Often used in flower and birds, and human figure painting.
7. Rouge ████ (400)
A transparent plant color. A very rich dark red for flowers; diluted with water or white to make cool pink for plum blossoms, or add a red tinge to leaves or branches.
8. Carmine ████ (390)
A transparent plant color. A beautiful crimson of flowers. Often combined with rouge to paint flowers.
9. Scarlet ████ (302)
A transparent plant color. This bright Chinese red is often mixed with vermilion and rouge for red peony or roses.
10. Umber ████ (684)
A semi-transparent mineral color. A brown color made from the yellow soil. Ideal for painting earthy landscapes, tree trunks, and flower stems.
11. Light Green ████ (593)
An opaque mineral color. There are three tones from dark to light and this is the third one(light). In traditional blue-and-green landscape painting, after a layer of transparent green is applied to the front side, this opaque green is applied to the backside of rice paper to create the final effect. Avoid using it alone on the front side of the paper. Always combined with vegetable colors or ink. Or, it will look chalky.
12. Dark Green ████ (591)
An opaque mineral color. There are three tones from dark to light and this is the first one on the dark side. If watered down and mixed with ink or other transparent greens it can be applied directly on the front side on paper for jade-green bamboo.
13. Light Blue ████ (493)
An opaque mineral color (azurite). There are three tones from dark to light and this is the third one(light). Used for thick leaves, rocks, and sky. Use on the back of rice paper with transparent blue on the front to avoid chalkiness.
14. Dark Blue ████ (491)
An opaque mineral blue (azurite). There are three tones from dark to light and this is the first one(dark). Used for with light blue on the back side of the paper or directly on embed on the top of ink base.
15. Phthalocyanine Blue ████ (451)
A transparent plant color. Mix with gamboge yellow to make various greens in landscape and leaves.
16. Indigo ████ (495)
A transparent plant color. This is one of the most useful colors in Chinese painting. Complementary to umber in traditional Chinese landscape painting. Mix with ink to make blue-gray, and combine with gamboge to make green leaves.
17. Rose ████ (336)
A transparent color. Named after Chinese rose, I found this beautiful pink color is perfect for painting lotus flowers. Mix with rouge to make a dark rose. *the hue of this rose paint is slightly more pinkish than the one in Marie's 24 set.
18. Burnt Tea ████ (699)
A semi-transparent mineral color. This greenish dark brown has got a very nice Chinese name Jiaocha or "burnt tea". A very useful color for both landscape and flower-and-birds paintings. It looks the best when diluted as a light brown on flower or tree leaves.
19. Purple ████ (439)
A transparent plant color. A ready-made bright purple that is perfect for painting wisteria and other violet flowers.
20. Black ████ (793)
A pure black watercolor. dilute with water to get various grey tones or mix with other colors. Not to replace sumi ink as the host because of the cost, but could use it as a guest in a colorful brush painting.
21. Peony Red ████ (393)
A transparent plant color. A natural red color that is lighter than rouge but darker than the crimson lake. As its name suggests it is good for painting the red peonies.
22. Jadeite Green ████ (511).
A new mineral green which is greener than regular mineral greens. Great to paint green leaves and trees, or to wash green lake or ocean. Allied alone or mixed with ink or other colors.
23. Peacock Blue ████ (448).
A new mineral blue color that is in between dark blue and dark green. As the name suggests this bright opaque color is used to add a peacock blue lust your ink painting strokes.
24. Lake Blue ████ (455)
An opaque mineral color. There are three levels from dark to light and this is the medium blue. As its name suggests that it is a lake-like blue color.
25. Cobalt Blue ████ (453)
An opaque blue mineral color. There are three levels from dark to light and this is the medium intensity blue. Commonly used over ink in slashing color technique or in the blue and green landscape.
26. Medium Green ████ (592)
27. Medium Blue ████ (492)
An opaque mineral color. There are three tones from dark to light and this is the second tone in between. If watered down and mixed with ink or other transparent greens it can be applied directly on the front side on paper for jade-green bamboo.
Q: What is the difference between the western watercolor and the Chinese painting color?
A: The difference is in the binding glue, source material, and opacity.
Western color is designed to be used on watercolor paper which is none absorbent, and stretched before painting, whereas Chinese watercolor is suitable to paint on rice paper stretched after painting. If you use western watercolor on rice paper, the color will run and bleed when the painting is wet-mounted, but Chinese painting color is made with a more stable binder. Still, if you like to use heavy colors in your sumi or Chinese painting, I'd suggest you to use our silicone paper to dry-mount them.
Traditional Chinese watercolor is made from natural dyes and minerals rather than finer pigment particles in western watercolor. Please do not try to use Chinese painting color on regular watercolor paper especially the mineral colors because they are more opaque, not transparent. They are supposed to be used on the wrong side of rice paper.
Finally, I found western watercolor is very difficult to blend with sumi ink--they tend to be muddy or dirty when mixed and applied on rice paper. Chinese painting colors, on the other hand, are very friendly with sumi ink, which serves as the "bone" of Chinese painting. They could be mingled together to create all kinds of colorful gray tones often seen in Chinese paintings.
Please select from the following available in 12ml individual tubes.