Innovative in their formulation, Mission Gold are the first watercolours ever manufactured that are free of silicone dioxide. This thickening agent inhibits transparency as it encapsulates pigments and creates a granular effect on paper. Mission Gold Watercolours are free of this agent, naturally viscous and unsurpassed for their clarity and luminosity. Created from only the finest pigments available, these colours are matured in traditional Korean pots until they achieve maximum brilliance. The result is pure, intense colour that is lightfast with minimal colour shift. The absence of a thickening agent also means that the concentrated colours disperse beautifully, even on a dry palette and paints left to dry for months are easily lifted. When mixed with a little Titanium White, Mission Gold can replace gouache making it ideal for design work.