These watercolors were developed specifically for Chinese painting but they can be mixed with traditional watercolors and Japanese watercolors for amazing results. The colors are brilliant and lightfast. They are water-resistant when dry and can withstand wet mounting, yet are fully water-soluble like a traditional watercolor. They can be reworked like traditional watercolors but it can take longer because the binder is different and much stronger. This 12-color set includes Sienna, scarlet, gamboge yellow, Chinese white, vermillion, cinnabar, rouge, carmine, light red, light green, blue, pthalo blue and indigo.