PR102 is a natural iron oxide. In the pantheon of earth shades, it’s the natural equivalent to synthetic PR101 (which is used to make Transparent Red Oxide and Indian Red). Similar to Transparent Red Oxide or Burnt Sienna (PBr7), PR102 is a terra cotta or burnt orange shade.
I featured Schmincke Magenta (PV42) when comparing to Quinacridone Rose (PV19), to show how it is almost exactly the same color. But I thought I’d go ahead and make this color its own page, for ease of finding my thoughts on it and reminding myself of my past decisions on whether I need it or not.
PR176 is a deep, pinky red is often suggested as an alternative to fugitive Alizarin Crimson (PR83). Mission Gold calls it Rose Madder, and Daniel Smith calls it Carmine.
Naples yellow was historically made from lead-tin yellow (PY41), a toxic pigment that has fallen out of favor since the late 19th century when synthetic replacements began to overtake it. Presently, watercolors sold as Naples Yellow are either mixes (usually involving cadmium orange and white), or they’re made from PBr24. That’s what I’ll be looking at today. It’s an opaque, butter-yellow pigment that looks to me like a brighter version of Yellow Ochre.
A single pigment transparent brown with a distinct warm reddish undertone. Experiment Results Hue: A brown with a red/pink/coral cast, especially in midtone. Gradient: Smooth, strong, non-granulating. Transparency: Transparent. Color Mixes: A range of reddish browns. Neutralizes blues. Comparison to Other Colors Less orange (more red) than earth oranges like Burnt Sienna, Transparent Red Oxide, … Read more
Raw Sienna is one of the traditional earth tones made from PBr7. It’s an earth yellow-orange, more yellow than Burnt Sienna but typically more orange than Yellow Ochre (PY42). Lightfastness Four months of light seem to have had no effect on this. Great! Comparison to Other Colors Da Vinci – Raw Sienna Deep (PY42) This … Read more
A combination of blue and brown that results in a granulating cool green with flecks of gold-brown and teal blue.
A dark magenta, slightly darker and more muted than PR122 or PV19 quin rose.
A deep, violet-toned red, most comparable to the more common Perylene Maroon. As far as I know, this Daniel Smith paint is the only available watercolor with this pigment.