Peerless Transparent Watercolors were developed in 1885 by Charles F. Nicholson. After many years of "revolutionary" chemical research, he developed the self blending line of Peerless Transparent Watercolors in sheet form - Color Film, or paper leaflet paint as many used to call them. His unwavering ideal was to create an original form of presentation for watercolors. Watercolors had never been offered in dry form and the novelty of the idea seemed to shock the artistic sense of the professional colorist. In the early 1900's, Chas. F. Nicholson joined efforts with Eastman Kodak in providing a method to hand tint black and white photography which is still used today.
The formula he created for his special watercolors in 1885 has never changed. After 122 years, the same process is used in the creation of the product.
Other colors available in either dry dye sheets or liquid colors including: Lamp Black, Ivory Black, Pearl Gray and Black Opaque.