Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Sticks offer the same superior intensity as the Daniel Smith line of Extra Fine Watercolor paints with the convenience and portability of half pans. Each stick is packed with pure pigment and produces vibrant strong color when wet or use them dry to build texture. They’re highly reactive with water and release rich creamy colors. Burnt Umbera rich dark brown earth pigment is popular with artists due to its semi-transparent or semi-opaque qualities. It is lightfast low-staining and can readily be lifted to vary its value in otherwise dark passages.