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Available in an astounding range of more than 235 colors, Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors are made by hand in Seattle, Washington. This superior-quality watercolor line includes historical hues, amazing earths, and some of the brightest and boldest quinacridones ever formulated.
More highly pigmented and finely ground than any watercolors on the market, Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors also boast superior lightfastness, with 235 of the colors rated LR I or II. They have excellent brushing properties, resulting in clear, clean washes even when colors are layered.
Daniel Smith's PrimaTek Watercolors let you flood your work with antiquity's most precious hues, such as Hematite, Tiger's Eye, Rhodonite, and Lapis Lazuli — gemstones and minerals that have captured artists' imaginations for hundreds if not thousands of years. These colors are made with authentic mineral pigments. Their effects are amazing and diverse, from warm and subtle to sparkling and vibrant.
The Extra Fine Luminescent Watercolors employ miniscule particles of titanium-coated mica to achieve their dazzling properties. Use them alone or mix them with standard colors for striking effects. Iridescent/Pearlescent colors appear almost colorless straight from the tube, but when applied over a dark ground they create a fascinating sense of depth, along with intense color and sheen. Interference colors take on different hues depending on how the light is striking them from various points of view. For example, Interference Green looks like a shimmering, pearly green from one angle, but from another refracts a reddish hue. Duochrome colors bounce between two distinct colors depending on the reflective light — pure visual excitement!
12-Color Set with FREE 238 Color Watercolor Sample Card
This collection includes all the colors in the Essentials and PrimaTek sets for a total of 12, 5 ml (0.17 oz) tubes of watercolor. You also get a FREE pack of four watercolor sample cards, featuring paintable dots of 238 Extra Fine Watercolors. Great for anyone who loves trying new paint colors.
238-Color Watercolor Sample Card
238 dots of Extra Fine Watercolor span four sheets of watercolor paper, so you can try out almost any color in the line without buying a whole tube of paint. With the touch of a wet brush, the dried dots of pure Daniel Smith Watercolor become brilliant, brushable watercolor. Each dot is labeled with essential color info (name, series, lightfastness, etc.) for easy reference.
66-Color Watercolor Sample Card
66 paintable dots introduce you to more than a quarter of the colors in the Extra Fine collection, including PrimaTek and Luminescent Watercolors. With the touch of a wet brush, the dried dots of pure Daniel Smith Watercolor become brilliant, brushable watercolor. Each dot is labeled with essential color info (name, series, lightfastness, etc.) for easy reference.
Alvaro Castagnet's Master Artist Set with FREE 238 Color Watercolor Sample Card
This set features a 10-color palette chosen by watercolor artist Alvaro Castagnet and includes Burnt Sienna Light, a specially formulated color available only in this collection. The other colors are Cobalt Blue, Deep Scarlet, Hansa Yellow Deep, Mayan Orange, Neutral Tint, Pyrrol Red, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian, and Yellow Ochre in 5 ml (0.17 oz) tubes. You also get a FREE pack of four watercolor sample cards, featuring paintable dots of 238 Extra Fine Watercolors. Great for anyone who loves trying new paint colors.
Extra Fine Essentials Set
This set contains Daniel Smith's six most popular primary and secondary colors, including Hansa Yellow Light, New Gamboge, Quinacridone Rose, Pyrrol Scarlet, Phthalo Blue Green Shade, and French Ultramarine Blue. 5 ml tubes.
Made with genuine mineral pigments, the effects of Daniel Smith PrimaTek Watercolors are amazing and diverse, from warm and subtle to sparkling and vibrant. This set lets you test them out in 5 ml tubes. The set contains Rhodenite Genuine, Jadeite Genuine, Amethyst Genuine, Mayan Blue Genuine, Hematite Genuine, and Piemontite Genuine.
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Shipping Note — Due to manufacturer distribution restrictions, Daniel Smith products cannot be shipped to addresses outside of North America.
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By Ellen Paul
from Cape Cod, MA
Comments about Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors:
Daniel Smith has very interesting colors, they work perfect
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Fabulous for beginners
By Addicted to Art
I am new to watercolor, but having a professional product like Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors makes learning that much more satisfying. There are so many beautiful colors, I will be adding to my collectionfor a very long time.
from Fairfax, VA
These are great paints. Beautiful colors and great lightfastness. Loves the quins and primateks!
My favorite watercolor brand
By Pat Langner
from Danville, CA
Strong pigments, good information.
By Leah K
from Minneapolis, MN
I got the 238 dot card and was in color heaven making swatches and deciding what colors I wanted. I love earthy tones and it can be difficult to find the colors I want without mixing them myself. The granulation on some of the colors is great, and I've found that their own ratings regarding lightfastness and transparency/opacity to be spot on and not just wishful thinking. They're expensive for a hobby painter like me, but I can't help it - I'm in love!
Wonderful color selection
By Carolyn the cardmaker
These watercolors come highly recommended by several watercolor artist. This was my first try and I agree.
Favorite watercolors ever!
from North America
I purchased the 66 color swatch dot card and am in love with all the colors! If they were closer to my price range I would definitely buy all my favorites. Highly recommend.end trying the dot cards if you haven't yet.
Delicious colors and the best quality.
from Miami Beach
Daniel Smith is one of the best watercolor makers. They are highly pigmented and the color range is amazing. They make my heart sing when I paint. I started out with student grade paints but quickly realized that these these highly pigment paints go a long way. Also painting with them helps me develop my skills faster.
The item was old product
from San Antonio, TX
The "Chinese White" paint I purchased is very hard to squeeze out of the tube. It does not look like it is a new product, it is very thick and does not blend. I would return it, but do not want to pay for the shipping costs.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: We apologize for the condition of the Chinese White you received, and we see that one of our Customer Care Agents has sent a new one out to you. Please know that we never ask our customers to pay return shipping on a defective item. If we can be of further assistance, just let us know!
Love those DS paints!!
Watercolor at its finest!!!
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