Caran d'Ache Gouache paints are studio-quality water soluble paints with luminous color, intense pigmentation, and a natural vegetable binder that allows paint to be applied evenly and to resist cracking when dry. The paint has a smmoth, velvety texture and good light resistance. The intensity of the colors make them very economical to use. Sets are available in tubes for unlimited color mixing options, or in pans for portability and convenience. A great choice for students or beginners!