Schmincke was founded by colour chemists Josef Horadam and Hermann Schmincke and has been creating and supplying the finest art materials since 1881. Josef and Hermann found long lost traditional resin oil colour recipes in the care of Professor Cesare Mussini and they became the foundation of their hugely successful programme of Schmincke colour making. The invention of the metal paint tube allowed the storage of resin based paints outdoors and Schmincke introduced their MUSSINI finest dammar resin oil paints. HORADAM AQUARELLE appeared much later as Josef made improvements to his watercolour line in order to stand out from those that existed in England at the time. In 1892 Schmincke received its first patent for its “HORADAM Aquarellfarben”. Their superior artist’s watercolour range remains the strongest Schmincke line of artist’s colours. Schmincke are known for using only the finest pigments and binders and have consistently added new lines including Schmincke Extra Soft Pastels, Gouache Paint and Painting Mediums.
Pullingers stock Schmincke HORADAM AQUARELLE Watercolour Paints in 5ml tubes and half pans and a variety of metal, enamelled and wooden box sets. This vibrant range of 110 colours, 72 of them being created with just one pigment, is superior in quality. We also sell a range of Schmincke Watercolour Mediums including AQUA Pasto to thicken the paint and AQUA Fix to make watercolours permanent. Schmincke Extra Soft Pastels are highly pigmented and available in 196 colours. Schmincke Artist’s Gouache is extra fine and has a great flow to it. Pullingers also stock Schmincke Linoprint Ink in 15 shades and Schmincke Aero Color Professional Acrylic Inks for use in airbrushes and technical pens. Schmincke strive to supply professional artists with the finest artist’s paints and Art Supplies. Their motto is “MELIORA COGITO – I strive for the best”.