An ideal addition to the mediums available to the Artist, Designer and Student. 90 colors, including 10 metallic and 4 luminous finishes, in a pure water soluble acryl resin which dries to the smooth mat finish as does the Holbein Designer Gouache in gum arabic. It is rated for light fastness, hue, value and chroma and is made from the purest pigments available. Not easily water soluble, it may be used as a successful ground which will not contaminate over painted layers. It does not have as fragile a surface as traditional gouache in gum arabic and is compatible with all water soluble media regardless of origin.