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. Although not opaque enough for full coverage this watercolor can be used straight from the tube to add highlights or as a light wash over other colors for a soft veil of light tone. Excellent lightfastness and a smooth finish are hallmarks of this useful pigment.