Opus Art Supplies
Opus Essential WatercoloursSelect from 60 colours
Rich colour, extraordinary value.
Now available in 8 ml tubes and with 9 new colours!
The newest addition to our paint line, 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
Good mid grade, similar to Cotman watercolors.
I've tried and appreciated many mainstream professional-level watercolours (including M. Graham, Daniel Smith, Windsor & Newton, White Nights, Qor, Sennelier, and Holbein), but at the end of the day I find myself most enjoying Opus Essentials. I absolutely love these paints. Their rich creamy colours feel very similar to Holbein, but there's just that little extra special quality that sets Opus watercolours apart (Canadian, perhaps?). Whenever I make an Opus order I like to include at least one new Opus watercolour tube, with the dream of one day having the full colour collection.
Opus Essential Watercolour
I really love them, im new at watercolor. The pigments are really vibrant, and beautiful and its making my learning enjoyable -- the quality is excellent.
Purchased paint brushes & watercolour paints. I received excellent service on deciding which brush to buy.
Related & Recent Resources
March 15, 2023
How to prep your surface for oil painting
March 14, 2023
Color With Intent - The Story of R&F
March 06, 2023
Living a Creative Life
February 27, 2023
Art Brings Us Together 2022 Recipients
February 22, 2023
NEW PRODUCT: DANIEL SMITH Gouache
February 16, 2023
Liquitex Artist Spotlight: Sadé Duboise
February 16, 2023
Opus Easel Assembly Instructions
February 09, 2023
Working Studio: Staying organized with BC artist, Amy Stewart
February 03, 2023
Practicing Tradition with Nitram Fine Art Charcoal
January 30, 2023
Nurture Your Art Practice by Creating a Habit of Practice
January 20, 2023