formulated to meet and exceed the highest industry standards for the manufacture of artist’s paints”, and every batch made is tested and analyzed for its performance qualities:•Lightfastness •Color value•Tinting strength•Clarity•Vibrancy•Undertone•Particle size•Density•Viscosity
Daniel Smith is truly the worldwide leader of watercolors for artists with 250+ beautiful colors in the 15ml watercolor tubes, the most of any manufacturer, and 88 of the most popular colors in 5ml watercolor tubes. Many are traditional colors relied upon by all artists, and there are many “truly unique” colors made only by Daniel Smith that have become so important to watercolor artists.
PRIMATEK EXTRA-FINE WATERCOLOUR
PrimaTekWatercolorsaremadefrom minerals,oftensemipreciousminerals,that havebeengroundintopigments,mixed withgumarabic(thebinder)andmilled intoPrimaTekWatercolors.Thefirstwas LapisLazuliGenuinein1998,sincethen, manymorehavebeenaddedsuchas AmethystGenuine,PiemontiteGenuine andSerpentineGenuine.Mostofthese colorshavewonderfulgranulatingeffects that some artists have called “magical”.
4 effects : •Iridescent: Reflection – particle of light hits paint/pigment matrix and bounces back. Much like a mirror.•Interference: Refraction – particle of light enters the paint/pigment matrix and scatters light.•Duochrome: is one pigment that bounces between two colors.•Pearlescent: adds opalescence – like an opal or pearl – to the color it’s mixed or glazed with.
EXTRA-FINE WATERCOLOUR STICKS
The Watercolor Sticks are made with the same superior pigment that the DANIEL SMITH Watercolor paints are made with. The DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Sticks have no fillers or waxes – they are DANIEL SMITH Watercolor paint made with pure pigment and gum arabic, so the paint releases easily with a wet brush. Each DANIEL SMITH watercolour stick contains about 3 pans of DANIEL SMITH watercolour paint, making it an excellent value for money.
Luminescent Watercolors have special optical effects perfect for subjects that have a sparkle, sheen, or reflective glow like the iridescence of hummingbird feathers or the sheen of metals
MaimeriBlu features an absolute purity of pigments that, together with gum arabic, compose the totality of the mixture. Imperceptible, transparent, clean. No blending powders, and no additives. Nothing harmonises or synchronises the shift between the various shades. The real value lies in the transparency of its colours and in the freshness of its washes. It is the whiteness of the paper that illuminates this type of painting. The light is behind the colour.