(Royal Talens) This is a fine art gouache made in The Netherlands. The paint has a gum Arabic base and is compatible with transparent watercolors. Honey is added to the paint to keep it moist so the paint will not crack and crumble in the palette, and is also a deterrent to mold. Although I squeeze my paint out fresh with each painting session, the color could be placed in a palette and stored. I use this paint with watercolor while traveling and painting on location. Gouache can be used for commercial art purposes as well as for fine art. It has high pigmentation and dries quickly to a uniform, matte, velvety appearance.