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DERIVAN WATERCOLOUR

LIGHTFAST PIGMENTS 

UNIQUE AUSTRALIAN COLOURS


Manufactured using traditional methods and carefully stone milled to enhance and retain the luminous nature of each pigment selected, Derivan Watercolours are now available in 24 brilliant colours, covering the full colour spectrum. Each colour in the range has been tested for granulation, transparency, staining and permanence. 

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.

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. 


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