I have been experimenting with various professional w/c in 1/2 pan sets. Schmincke and Dale Rowney. Must say, they are wonderful to use. Convenient to paint in the home or outdoors. Very portable, but what I do like about these Paints are the fact that there is no need to worry about the tunes drying out before the Paints are fully used. I also use the w/c tube Paints that I find useful both in the studio and outdoors, but for now, I really like these pan Paints for floral studies and still life set up in my home. Happy Painting everyone.