Opus Art Supplies

Opus Essential Watercolours

Opus Essential Watercolours

Opus Art Supplies

Opus Essential Watercolours

Select from 60 colours

Rich colour, extraordinary value.

Opus Essential Watercolours offer intense permanent pigments that have the highest tinting strength and pigment concentration available, at an outstanding value.

Formulated to meet professional quality standards, our watercolours are made in small batches in North America and feature high concentrations of permanent, intense, and reliable colour. Lightfast and finely-milled pigments allow you to paint with confidence, knowing you'll achieve the vibrancy and permanence with every stroke.

Mixed in a base of natural gum arabic, these paints offer a wonderfully soft and creamy texture with smooth and easy dispersion in water. Use them at full strength, or thin with water, gum arabic, or other watercolour mediums without the addition of ox gall.

These watercolours are perfect both for painting in the studio and out on plein air adventures. They move across the page beautifully with a brush and make a welcome addition to your palette, mixing beautifully with other brands of watercolour.

We invite you to compare the performance of your preferred brand with Opus Essential Watercolours. Experience their outstanding pigment load, professional performance, and excellent price per millilitre. Make Opus Essential Watercolours your watercolour of choice!

  • Lightfast colours
  • Finely milled pigments
  • Formulated without ox gall
  • Soft, creamy consistency
  • Permanent, intense pigments
  • Matt to semi-gloss when dry
  • Available in 8 ml and 15 ml tubes, and a set of 6
  • 56 colours
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Customer Reviews

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Dana H.
Opus Essential Watercolours.

It’s my “to-go-to” brand of watercolours. It’s priced right, they last forever and the pigments are in perfect concentration. I like the choice of sizes too.

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Lou C.
Opus Essential Watercolour

Good quality paint at a reasonable price

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D.R.
great quality!

I am pleased with the vibrancy and colour payoff. It's a joy to paint with these watercolours. Ethereal is an especially marvellous option. I will be purchasing more in the future.

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Linda J.
Opus watercolours

Great product for a reasonable price.

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Peter G.

Good colour; good value; remains homogeneous; ****-on cap easy to remove & replace