Extra fine- truer words have never been said. Daniel Smith Watercolours - Cote d'Azur Violet (discontinued), Bohemian Green Earth (Discontinued), Vivianite Blue Ochre (discontinued), Hot Mulled Cider (limited seasonal release). Instead, artists should scrutinze paints with basic paint tests and by making paintings. Several additional pigment manufacturing steps would be necessary to produce pigment particles to the average particle size quoted in the JJC Industries presentation ("36 thousandths of a micron", which must be a misprint for "36 thousandths of a millimeter" or 36 microns). Discover the best brands at Blick. None of the blue paints mixes a clean purple with the Rhodonite Genuine paint. • vivianite [Fe3+3(PO4)2+8(H2O)] – A very soft hydrated iron phosphate with a green, dark green, dark bluish green or blue color. If you consider the Daniel Smith marketing materials, it would appear that chunks of rock are blasted from mountains, hand sorted for quality, mechanically pulverized by a jaw mill, reduced a hammer mill into a dry pigment powder, and finished once with a wire sieve. I recently noticed that sennelier yellow light is indeed the single pigment PY153. I absolutely love the Primatek line and that (and Buff Titanium) were the primary reasons I chose Daniel Smith as my primary paints. Daniel Smith Watercolours - Ultramarine Red, Rose of Ultramarine, Imperial Purple, Quinacridone Purple, Purpurite Genuine, Ultramarine Violet. • Turquoise – Kingman Green $$$$ - Medium consistency out of the tube, gummy vehicle; very fine (powdery) granulation that diffuses evenly wet in wet; saturated bluish to middle green with no trace of whiteness, more saturated than the online image. leaching the gum binder from primatek lapis lazuli paint, (top) paint after four days of soaking; (bottom) gummy water poured off leaving a residue of gray pigment particles — The Daniel Smith marketing says: "There is not a hint of gray in this paint.". • The paper attributes matter a lot. 4.8 out of 5 stars 288. These pigments are important primarily to museum conservators restoring historical works of art, and to artisans and artists interested in exploring historical methods or asserting total control over their art materials by making their own paints. I choose to mix a Maroon hue when I want it, using pyrrol crimson and a little phthalo green - colours already in my palette. The smallest pigment particles will flow but not diffuse in dilute applications; in heavier concentrations a stroke of wet paint can be laid onto a wet paint edge with very little bleeding or mixing of the two colors; paint that is dropped into a wet color area sits where it is put. A video that documents the mining and processing of Daniel Smith's turquoise, amazonite or rhodonite pigments would be much more informative. In this last group, I am especially intrigued by the rhodonite paint, which is as saturated as a quinacridone pigment and, despite a mineral specific gravity of 3.6, never sediments out of solution; by the amazonite paint, which has the color and lack of sediment typical of a phthalocyanine green BS; and by the serpentine paint, which throws off a brilliant yellow green residue when leached. • [Green] Fuchsite Genuine $ - Creamy consistency out of the tube, normal vehicle; very fine pigment texture that diffuses smoothly; mica flakes in a pale bluish green, not as blue as the online image. leaching gum from Daniel Smith lapis lazuli paint, (left) paint with packaged vehicle; (right) paint leached of gum binder & gray pigment. The low chroma and low tinting strength encourage using the paints as pure color rather than in color mixtures. CDN$ 41.67 DANIEL SMITH Watercolor, 5ml tubes, Jean Haines Master Artist Set 10 Watercolor Tubes (total 10 pieces) 285610223. Hardness ~5.5, specific gravity ~2.8, refractive index ~1.5. The best way to learn about art materials is to do art with them; I made a dozen or more paintings with the PrimaTek paints. When the pigments were first introduced, Daniel Smith used appeals to myth and fable that would target primarily novice painters. • The paints do not produce even wash areas: in concentrated solution, the thick vehicle preserves brushmarks on the paper; in diluted solution the pigment particles drop to the paper along the wash bead to form an edge of pigment deposit. As a Primatek with the label "genuine" attached to it, I'm assuming it is a single pigment coming from a semi-precious stone? Ultramarine Violet in the 5.30 position is very weak in Daniel Smith. I don't think there is such a thing as a silly question ;-)I have explained the swatches here http://www.janeblundellart.com/painted-watercolour-swatches---introduction.html but basically the larger shape shows the pigment going from lighter to darker on dampened paper to show how it reacts with water. (Note that you can happily paint into moist paper without fear of backruns.) To my knowledge the ASTM has never tested these pigments, and Daniel Smith oddly does not use its normal disclosure wording — "Excellent - Not yet rated by ASTM - Rating based on Daniel Smith's independent testing" — to describe the lightfastness of these pigments. Malachite helps with changing situations and spiritual transformations. Powered by. I have posted in detail about Ultramarine as a primary Blue . $23.80 DANIEL SMITH 284610057 Extra Fine Watercolors Tube, 5ml, Moonglow. This draws off more of the binder and smallest pigment particles. "Soft" papers such as Lanaquarelle or Fabriano Artistico won't hold up to aggressive reworking and may get in the way of lifting or shaping the paints. I'll do a blog post showing both shortly. (Other painting examples were posted on my blog in October, 2007. Slowly pour off the water and with it the dissolved gum. Most of the paints have approximately the same raw consistency and dried pigment texture as a "natural" burnt sienna (PBr7). The paint color and texture cannot be accurately judged from the Daniel Smith print and online images. The mixed hue is close - very close - to the original colour and mixes in a similar way. Color is noted to suggest the geological variety in the stone. I've been stocking up. It is perfect for creating the look of marble (with Jane's Grey) or sandstone (with yellow ochre and burnt sienna) and also for skin tones or pastel hues. Thus it is highly improbable that geologically extracted, gem quality turquoise stone has been pulverized to make paint. Hi Jane,I've noticed that Luna Blue (my absolute favorite for value study and many other things) looks completely black on your swatch when in reality it looks bluish, similar to Payne's Blue Grey.thanksAnna. Tiger's eye enhances psychic abilities and mental clarity. You pages are an invaluable resource, and so beautifully done. 4.8 out of 5 stars 269. I like how the green has an almost neon green separate out as well as varying particle size and color granulation. Color may range from reddish to greenish white. • Red Fuchsite Genuine $$ - Medium consistency out of the tube, gummy vehicle; very fine, powdery pigment texture that is easily brushed out wet in wet; mica flakes with dull, cool reddish color similar to indian red, lighter and much less purple than the online image. I've stocked up on the PO49 simply because I prefer single pigment colours where possible. If we disregard (at our own risk) the characteristic pigment texture and minute color variations, then we can assign each paint an average color appearance on the colormaking attributes of lightness, hue and chroma. Here I put the paints in context and clarify their attributes as art materials. Natural mineral pigments have been used for centuries. A pigment is a finely divided insoluble substance used for its colorant properties in an artistic medium or manufactured product. 2. The last batch of DS genuine PO49 Quinacridone Gold was made in early September. Does the Blue Apatite Genuine do the same theatrics? If space allows I also add Sedona, Minnesota Pipestone and Piemontite. Hardness ~2.8, specific gravity ~2.9, refractive index ~1.6. Nearly all PrimaTeks have granulating properties which gives those watercolors wonderful texture and depth, which some artists have described as being “magical”. I emphasize that these are not in my view flaws or quality lapses, but important differences from the expected handling attributes of a watercolor paint. ), but not the same hue. I noticed you favor colors such as transparent red oxide and indian red and would love to hear your thoughts. As watercolors, the PrimaTek paints are an intriguing but hardly indispensible addition to the artist's palette. First, let’s mix red from other colors. Application Metaphors. Below is a colour wheel painted out in only single pigment colours. One set features primary colours and the other secondary colours. In my view the PrimaTek paints are best thought of as fresco watercolors. These "classical" pigments generally had colorant properties (particle size and consistency, chemical purity, color saturation) superior to natural minerals, and are still widely used today. • Blue Apatite Genuine $$$ - Creamy consistency out of the tube, slightly flocculating, particulate texture; very dark, dull blue (similar to indanthrone blue or iron blue) with some diffusion wet in wet. When pure water is poured over it, the gum dissolves and migrates into the water to reduce the solute imbalance. Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor Sets offers the brightest and boldest colors modern technology has to offer. • Mummy Bauxite - Thick consistency out of the tube, very gummy vehicle; powdery texture similar to a synthetic iron oxide (burnt sienna); deep reddish orange similar to a saturated burnt umber, duller than the online image. (This happens in conventional watercolors with color applied over a thick layer of cobalt pigments.). • The paints are almost completely inert in wet in wet applications. Below I provide comments on the individual pigments, alphabetically by the paint marketing name. The principal difficulty with these colorants was that the minerals were labor intensive to retrieve, grind and purify, the pigment color was difficult to standardize, and the color intensity (saturation) was generally low. While there are many artists who do not have a green in their palette, I am not one of them! Could it be Blue-green jade? Either step will dissolve and lift the layers below all the way down to the paper. There are also USA manufacturing sources for bulk synthetic minerals such as lapis, rhodonite, turquoise, jasper, agate, tigereye or pipestone, and gemstone simulants of lapis lazuli, malachite, and turquoise. It's helpful to summarize art materials in a metaphor. The paint price point is indicated by one to five dollar signs ("$"), and I note any discrepanices between the color of my samples and the paintout images shown on the Daniel Smith web site. In this respect the PrimaTek line is worth several lusty huzzahs. I slowly added colors a bit at a time as they are pricey. Daniel Smith Primary Watercolor Set includes bright primary colors that are foundations for other hues. • purpurite [Mn+++PO4] – Classified as an anhydrous phosphate. Thanks in advance ������. I heard it was happening and bought up on some of the DS New Gamboge so I have plenty in stock, but I also found a jar of the Schmincke dry pigment and bought that too. Curious about trying some primary colors? Whether you are using a limited palette with one of each of the primaries or ... All rights reserved. Daniel Smith Watercolours - Joseph Z's Neutral Grey, Joseph Z's Cool Grey, Joseph Z's Warm Grey. It has really helped me to understand the different pigments and their properties. Daniel Smith Watercolours - Jane's Grey, Red Jasper Genuine (Primatek), Gray Titanium. I've also chosen this image because some of the difficulties I encountered with these paints are clearly visible. The brightest paints, rhodonite genuine and amazonite genuine, are near matches to benzamida violet (PV32) and phthalo green BS (PG7) respectively. Colors white, red, yellow, blue, green or violet. As a final caution, Daniel Smith states the "ASTM Lightfastness" for these minerals is "excellent". Amazonite enhances creativity and communications concerning love. Silicon [Si] is a light metal that readily combines with oxygen and other elements to form a variety of crystal structures; it plays a role in the inorganic domain very similar to carbon in the organic domain. Napthalmide Maroon, Lunar Red Rock. Common or recommend color is in the left column and denotes if the color (if a primary) is warm or cool. Note - only Daniel Smith make Quinacridone Gold using genuine PO49. Artists making talismanic images may be interested in the "spiritual" meaning of these stones, and I quote some of these from the Metaphysical Descriptions of Gemstones and Basic Crystal Meanings, among other sources. Thank you for all the wonderful information you share! Hi! Can you please give me permission to do that? I can't find it anywhere on their website and when I search for it by pigment I only get Undersea Green which currently uses PO49 but who knows for now long?I've put in an order at Merriartist and it looks like there are still supplies out there. I don't think they have run out yet - when it isn't on their website it usually means they are manufacturing. Hardness ~6.3, specific gravity ~2.7, refractive index ~1.53. Compare for example the item information for Amazonite Genuine or Sleeping Beauty Turquoise with that of Fuchsite Genuine or Tiger's Eye Genuine. As it is brushed out the paint has a slightly viscous consistency, even when diluted to a fluid concentration. • Vivianite – Blue Ochre $$$$$ - Creamy consistency out of the tube, very gummy vehicle; moderate pigment texture that is difficult to brush out smoothly; dark bluish gray with blackish granulation. I live in germany, daniel smith, Schminke, sennelier is more famous here and i can barely find MG or Holbein here in stores. Suggested 12-colour starter set of Daniel Smith watercolours Buff Titanium is an unbleached white pigment. Daniel Smith Phthalo Green BS mixed with 12 of my Ultimate Mixing Palette colours. Brochures and Color Charts; Video: The Art of Making Paint; Color Finder; Watercolor and Dot Card Finder ; Videos; Retailers. Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors. Fuchsite facilitates energy transfer from other minerals. Hope you did too. More recently, the marketing emphasis seems to have shifted to the descriptive and informational — the same professional tone the company uses to market its oil paints or printing inks. You might like to give me a link back to your Facebook page so I can add it for any Vietnamese readers to find :-), Hi Jane, first of all thanks for your lovely work.You seem to be a bit of an insider with DS and I just wonder if you know what the "ingredient" for Mayan Blue is. Note that Azurite and Malachite can crystalise at the top of the tube - copper meeting aluminium, (to quote the CEO) but you just flick off the top granules and the rest of the paint is fine. It is intriguing to pursue subtle pastel texturing effects — crosshatching, stippling, braceleting, physical blending, feathering — that do not rely on the water partnership found in traditional watercolors. This is clearly a muted palette, and because most of the paints are relatively dark, the paints must be examined across the full range of dilution from masstone to tints— for handling attributes and for finished color appearance. 4.8 out of 5 stars 1,574. Hardness ~6.8, specific gravity ~3.2, refractive index ~1.7. • Tiger's Eye Genuine $ - Medium consistency out of the tube, slightly gummy vehicle; medium pigment texture that produces striking flocculation wet in wet; dark, dull yellow similar to a typical raw umber (there is absolutely no "glowing" gem characteristic in the color) and with more green than the online image. The third group consists of pigments whose low chroma and complex texture seems like a for real crushed up natural mineral: Azurite Genuine, Lapis Lazuli Genuine, Malachite Genuine, Vivianite - Blue Ochre, Sodalite Genuine, Zoisite Genuine. 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