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If texture is what you’re after, you’re gonna love DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek paints! PrimaTek watercolours mix beautifully with other paints on your palette and bring excitement to the surface of a painting. They are heavier in body and settle into the valleys of your paper leaving behind wonderful granulation and texture. The pigments were carefully selected to give you a wide range of colours and textures you’ll find nowhere else. When mixed with other colours the possibilities are endless.
The name of each colour comes from the actual mineral that it’s made from – for example, Amethyst Genuine is finely processed from crushed Amethyst. PrimaTek colors flow beautifully, mix well with other pigments, and most yield magical granulating effects. This set is the perfect size to take along on plein air painting excursions and it makes a great gift for the artists in your life.
Included in this set of Six 5ml tubes:
Rhodonite Genuine, 5ml: Made from jewelry-quality stone, this versatile rose pink is wonderful for portraits and landscapes. Used wet into wet, it creates a soft, transparent glow, without granulation. At full value, it is more intense but still transparent, low-staining and non-granulating.
Jadeite Genuine, 5ml: This exceptionally beautiful PrimaTek color is made from the more strongly colored of the two minerals known as jade – the other is Nephrite. Used for eons in China and Central America, this gemstone now becomes a spectacular artist’s color. From deep, dark-green mass tone to the palest wash, it creates all the exquisite shades we think of when we think of jade.
Amethyst Genuine, 5ml: Amethyst Genuine is a rich, true purple – it’s almost black in masstone and capable of infinite gradation. Although it is a granulating color, it can also make lovely clear washes with just the barest hint of sparkle from the crushed gemstone.
Mayan Blue Genuine, 5ml: This gorgeous green-tinged indigo nearly defies description. Long ago, it adorned the murals and sculpture of the Mayan people and was featured in their rites and rituals. Despite exposure to severe heat and humidity, the color has hardly faded over a thousand years. Now, using methods derived from ancient Mayan chemistry, this unique, metal-free pigment has been recreated using an eco-friendly process. Its versatility, durability and exquisite hue will make it an instant favorite.
Hematite Genuine, 5ml: Hematite is ground from a heavy silvery-black mineral rich in iron. In a thick wash, the heavier iron particles settle, creating bold granulation, in a thin wash, it is a soft dove gray. Hematite mixes beautifully with other colors adding its granulation and slightly neutralizing the mixed in color. One way to use Hematite Genuine is, with single brushstrokes, sketching in branches from thick to thin, the beautiful granulation automatically providing the texture of bark. Hematite or the traditional Greek name, Bloodstone – when you paint, you can almost feel the pounding of the battle drums as ancient warriors covered their bodies with Hematite in the belief that they would be protected from mortal wounds. According to lore ad superstition, large surface deposits of Hematite mark the site of hard fought battles, where the blood of fallen soldiers flowed into the ground.
Piemontite Genuine, 5ml: Ground from a scarlet-streaked mineral from the hills of Italy, Piemontite Genuine is a rich, versatile PrimaTek watercolor. A deep ruddy violet is the darkest value of this watercolor; adding water produces lovely violet-brown granulation with a carmine tone. Perfect for adding interest to shadows or painting the mottled surfaces of autumn leaves.
DANIEL SMITH Watercolors are exceptional in lightfastness and permanence. They are 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.
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