It's an inexpensive pigment that is often mixed with black iron oxide PBK11 to create "Burnt Umber" (a hue for the traditional PBr7 version). I recommend researching color theory to understand mixing relationships. This pigment can be hard to re-wet from dry. A tube of Golden Artist Colors quinacridone/nickel azo gold acrylic paint (left) has a lightfastness rating of I or excellent. Makes magic when mixed with other granulating pigments such as Ultramarine Blue or Violet. They don't scan well (cameras do not read the light reflection correctly) so either way you'd have to adjust it to bright pink in photoshop for prints. Because of Viridian's unique pigment particle size and weight, it behaves much differently than PG7 when used to make your own color separating mixtures. 2) PR122 - Magenta (note alternatives are PV19 or PV42): White Nights Quin Rose, Sennelier Helios Purple and Rosa Gallery Magenta make excellent versions available in both tubes or pans. x) Daniel Smith PrimaTek genuine mineral paints - single pigment ground stones with intense granulation and sometimes color separation. M.Graham appears to make the most saturated and easily re-wet version. When brands create convenience mixtures, it's easy to be persuaded into buying them while assuming you couldn't re-create them at home. One of my favorite places to shop for a world-wide selection watercolor paint and brushes is Jackson's. Viridian mixed with PR209 creates a variable range of gray, which can be extremely interesting in wet washes where granulation is encouraged. Right now Daniel Smith's is my favorite for granulation. For instance, in Da Vinci's Artemis, or Daniel Smith's Moonglow (made of PG18, PR177 and PB29) the Viridian clumps closer to the also heavier/thicker particle Ultramarine Blue to cause a blue-ish green separation away from the Anthra Red. Please note that the most common version of PB28 is Cobalt Blue, a near match for regular ultramarine blue, which I do not recommend. Purpurite, Blue or Green Apatite, Serpentine, Zoisite. I've found that PR209 is great for florals as well as portraits, mixing well with diluted browns for adding blush and lip color. Take your art to the next level with the best in art supplies. Lightfast paint ratings conforming to standards set by ASTM International (originally ASTM, or American Society for Testing and Materials) are often printed on paint tubes. As time goes on I'm adding more and more hand painted swatch cards to the pigment database which is helping me narrow down which brand makes my favorite version of a specific color. I chose PR209 as it is one of the only transparent and lightfast pigments fitting into the generally "warm" category of red pigments. Some pigments have smooth or rough texture choices. Another notable alternative for a quirkier palette would be Winsor and Newton's "Aqua Green" which has a touch of granulation and is made from a pigment with no code number called Palomar Turquoise manufactured for the automotive industry. Buying paints in tubes is ideal - especially for colors you see listed as a base ingredient in multiple of your favorite mixtures (such as PY150 Nickel Azo Yellow being present as an ingredient in a huge variety of pre-made "green" paints on the market). There is versatility to transform PR209 into a warmer red by mixing it with a tiny touch of yellow. Both have great prices on Sennelier, M. Graham and watercolor paper (Arches or Winsor and Newton Cold Press is great!) A slightly brownish honeycomb yellow that dilutes to a mustard-like color, this pigment is a really strong mixer (a tiny bit goes a long way) and its masstone to diluted value range is huge for a yellow. PR108 is a very powerful, solid matte red that dilutes to a peach color. Other versions of PY43 and PY42 Yellow Ochre are not as granulating as this "Goethite" color (which is labeled as "PBr? We analyzed the leading Watercolor Pencils to help you find the best Watercolor Pencil to buy. When you use an opaque color for mixing watercolor it limits the value depth of color layering/glazing and can also give you unexpectedly muddy secondary colors. These colors are what I use most often in my palette. Golden, the maker of Qor watercolor, did a study about PY3's lightfastness which determined that it's SOMETIMES fugitive in one brand and lightfast in another. I also test acrylic paints, markers, inks and craft supplies such as alcohol inks. Available from Daniel Smith (tube) and Roman Szmal (pan). Discover A list of lightfast pigments that I highly recommend for watercolor painting. Google Pay x) PR101 Caput Mortuum (PR102 in some brands) - Specifically the deep granulating red-brown version of red iron oxide. Venmo Site by This texture appears like tiny gritty specks, minor, and more subtle than granulation. In addition, many of the watercolor brush pen brands are not lightfast as they also Figuring out which brand version will best fill the slot between the other 2 reds I've already chosen will be tough. I do not recommend Daniel Smith's Lemon Yellow because it is desaturated and dull looking compared to the brighter lemon of W&N's version. I use affiliate links. They often have import sets, such as Chinese brands like Paul Rubens, that are not available in the more common art stores. Windsor & Newton is one of the oldest watercolor paint brands and also one of the most popular. While warm in comparison to PR122, PV42 and many varieties of PV19, this red is quite cool compared to other standard "red" colors. The diluted pink range of PR209 makes it a perfect substitute for PV19 in replicating convenience mixtures like Misty Morning by Roman Szmal (see Cobalt Teal further down the page). This is the case in pigments such as PBK11 Daniel Smith's Lunar Black (thick particle) vs most other brand's Mars/Black Iron oxide (fine), PR101 Red Iron Oxide/English Red are often smooth while Caput Mortum can be granulating as well as color separating, and most commonly - the widely variable PB29 Ultramarine Blue. It's one of those colors that it's truly hard to pick a favorite. Some brands grind this pigment down very finely resulting in tiny dirt looking particles vs chunkier thick flakes. This pigment has a huge color variety between deep red-brown to terra cotta orange, it can also be manufactured as transparent to opaque. You can mix a cool red (base ingredient PV19 or PR122 for instance) and blue (PB15 or PB29) together for your perfect custom hue of pre-made purple with your chosen amount of pink or blue hue. 5) ***Cool Yellow - PY175 instead of PY3??? All Rights Reserved. Whichever brand you choose, I suggest you stick to a reputable manufacturer. Some artists love deep rose reds, like Alizarin Crimson PR83 and Anthra Red PR177 - both of which are fugitive with severe fading issues. One exception is the Dr. Ph. You won't need as many pre-made brand mixtures like "Moonglow" (often called "convenience colors") in the long run if you can mix your liquid paint into your own pans. There is no better feeling than stocking your art bin with new, fresh supplies and starting on a new work of art. x) PBr33 - Mahogany Brown only available from Schmincke, this intensely granulating brown has a unique color separation offering multiple hues in a single pigment paint. (Adding a yellow to PR122 can make it warmer to appear like many warmer versions of PV19, but those versions of PV19 mixed with blue do not quite look like PR122.) PV19 often called Permanent Rose as well as PV42 Quin Pink/Magenta are also solid choices. All orders ship out within 3-7 business days via USPS ($3.50-$6.95 based on order total), Swatch Card Rubber Stamp for Watercolor, Ink, Acrylic, Markers for Universal Art Medium Color Chart Organization (Select Mounting Option), Color Wheel Rubber Stamp for Watercolor Pie Chart, Ink, Acrylic, etc. My first choice in yellow due to the realistic foliage greens it mixes when used with Phthalo or Ultramarine Blue. Often listed as LFII or 3 of 5 stars on Schmincke's scale. For now, Schmincke or Winsor & Newton's PY175 appear to be a decent alternative. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. It looks red in masstone and dilutes to a punchy coral pink-leaning color. Commonly available from natural sources as well as being synthetically reproduced, all varieties can be moved with a strong magnet while in a wet wash. For example, PR177 Anthra Red is being marketed as a replacement for the fugitive PR83 Alizarin Crimson, but it turns out that it fades just as much in tints or diluted (LFIV fading for a pigment labeled as LFI)! The red-shade variant is too warm, being just a touch closer to Ultramarine Blue's purple-leaning hue. PR209 was a good replacement for PV19 and PB28 from White Nights is remarkably beautiful in the second mixture below.