The New DANIEL SMITH colors
This painting of a dahlia used all eight colors with the addition of Viridian, Sap Green and Ultramarine Turquoise. Permanent Rose Madder is now my favorite pink. I used it as the base color for the dahlia with Quinacridone Lilac for the darks. Wisteria and Lavender were great for tweaking the pinks and they have also found their way into my palette.
As is my practice, I tested the colors for characteristics. Sharing the swatch results below. The pigment info included is from the DANIEL SMITH reference.
- Color gradation from mass tone to light wash.
- Test for Transparency / Opacity.
Except for the very dark colors (which of course would not show up against the black), any color that shows up against the black background would be classified as opaque or semi-opaque. If you can not see the color against the black, then it is transparent.
- Staining and lifting ability of the paint.
Best to use the paper you plan to paint on as different papers may yield different staining results. Heavily sized paper would make lifting easier while poorly or barely sized ones would absorb even the lifting colors well into the paper fibers.
Test to see tendency of color to bolt or run when placed on damp paper.
- Tendency of the paint to bloom or effects you can achieve when adding water to a layer about to dry.
DANIEL SMITH Rose Madder Permanent
Staining: 1 (non staining)
Lightfastness rating: 1 Excellent (100 + years)
Pigments: PR 209, PV 19, PR 202
Available in 15 mL tubes
Glad to see a more lightfast version of Rose Madder Genuine. A very useful color for flesh mixes and florals. The official rating for staining is a 1. It does lift easily and if I probably used a stiffer brush, would have been able to lift down to the white of the paper.