It is the 125th Anniversary of Schmincke Horadam watercolours, and they have been building up to a big release as part of an overhaul of their watercolour range. I've looked at the websites, dot cards, old and new colour charts to try to figure out the exact changes. Some colours have been removed, a number renamed and 35 new or replacements introduced to increase their range from 110 to 139 colours. (Though I did read that it was 140 colours and couldn't work out the maths - I counted them and there are 139 in the new catalogue. It's been pointed out that the 140th is Oxgall.)
I posted the 35 new colours here. Here is the full range, with thanks to Schmincke Germany and Art Scene Sydney. Where I had them I have also shown the replaced and discontinued colours in the range. The full 6 that have been removed (as in the paint numbers are not shown on the new brochure) are shown at the bottom. Only two of these have not been replaced with a new pigment or a new version of the same pigment - the Gamboge Modern and Pozzuoli Earth. I have noted where there has been a change in colour but the number has stayed the same. Here is the link to the new Schmincke brochure.
These swatches have been photographed under 'sunlight' lamps, but some colours are still difficult to show - especially the warm yellows and oranges. Schmincke has a number of beautiful orange-yellows and bright oranges so it's a shame not to be able to show them better :-(
There are some excellent new colours but still a large number of two-pigment colours remain that are not strictly necessary as there are excellent single pigment versions available. It's great to see some more granulating pigments, and a G has been added to the brochure information to highlight the more granulating colours in the range.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Titanium Opaque White (was Titanium White Opaque), Permanent Chinese White, |
Titanium Yellow, Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Lemon,
Chromium Yellow Hue Lemon (was Chrome Yellow lemon, no lead).
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Vanadium Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Light, Pure Yellow, Aureolin Hue (was Aureolin Modern), Cadmium Yellow Medium, Chromium Yellow Hue Light (was Chrome Yellow light, no lead).|
These are also a richer orange than they appear. The new Yellow Orange is a definite orange yellow as PY110 tends to be. It's a lovely addition.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Indian Yellow, Yellow Orange (new 2017), Cadmium Orange Light, |
Chromium Orange Hue (was Chrome Orange, no lead), Cadmium Orange Deep, Transparent Orange
(was Translucent Orange)
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Saturn Red (new 2017), Cadmium Red Orange, Permanent Red Orange, |
Permanent Red, Cadmium Red Light, Geranium Red (new 2017).
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Vermilion, Vermilion Light (new 2017), Scarlet Red, Cadmium Red Medium, |
Quinacridone Red Light (new 2017), Transparent Red Deep (new 2017).
Ruby Red Deep is a great addition as this is my favourite crimson pigment.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Cadmium Red Deep, Perylene Maroon (was Deep Red), Perylene Dark Red |
(new 2017, replaces 345 Dark Red discontinued 2017 not shown here - see below) ), Alizarin Crimson,
Ruby Red Deep (new 2017), Madder Red Dark.
| Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Madder Lake Deep, Bordeaux (new 2017), Rose Madder, Permanent Carmine, |
Ruby Red, Magenta.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Purple Magenta, Quinacridone Magenta (new 2017), Quinacridone Violet, |
Potter's Pink (new 2017 - deeper than the W&N or D.S. versions), Perylene Violet (new 2017),
Quinacridone Purple (new 2017).
Purples and violets are easy to mix, but sometimes a single pigment version is lovely for certain characteristics, such as granulation or staining power.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Manganese Violet, Schmincke Violet (was Mauve), Cobalt Violet Hue |
(new 2017 - no pigments given, but apparently it is an apatite), Ultramarine Violet, Delft Blue, Indigo.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Cobalt Blue LIght, Cobalt Blue Hue, Mountain Blue, Cobalt Azure (new 2017), |
Prussian Blue, Paris Blue.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Phthalo blue, Cerulean Blue Hue (was Cerulean Blue Tone), Helio Cerulean, |
Cobalt Cerulean, Helio Turquoise, Cobalt Turquoise.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Cobalt Green Turquoise, Prussian Green, Viridian (new 2017), |
Chromium Oxide Green Brilliant, Phthalo Green, Helio Green.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Permanent Green Olive, Sap Green, Permanent Green, May Green, |
Cobalt Green Pure, Cobalt Green Dark
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Hooker's Green, Olive Green, Chromium Oxide Green, Olive Green Yellowish, Transparent Green Gold (New 2017. Replaces 536 Green Yellow which was discontinued 2017. Not shown here - see below).|
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Rutile Yellow (new 2017), Jaune Brilliant Dark, Naples Yellow, Raw Sienna, |
Yellow Raw Ochre, Titanium Gold Ochre.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Yellow Ochre, Transparent Ochre (new 2017), Raw Umber, |
(new version 2017 is two pigments), Raw Umber (old version), Naples Yellow Reddish, Spinel Brown
(new 2017 - a really interesting colour)
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Gold Brown, Transparent Sienna (new 2017), Maroon Brown |
(new 2017 - listed as NBr - but I think it is PBr 7 - I love this as a great natural Burnt Sienna colour),
Burnt Sienna, English Venetian Red, Madder Brown.
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Burnt Umber, Green Umber (new 2017), Vandyke Brown, Sepia Brown, |
Sepia Brown Reddish (was Sepia Brown Tone), Neutral Tint.
(Not Shown 652 Walnut Brown, discontinued 2017 - see below)
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Neutral Grey, Payne's Grey Bluish, Perylene Green (new 2017), |
Schmincke Payne's Grey, Lamp Black, Ivory Black
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Hematite Black (new 2017), Charcoal Grey (replaced with Anthracite, 2017), |
Anthracite (new 2017), Graphite Grey (new 2017), Mars Black (new 2017)
|Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Silver, Gold, Brilliant Opera Rose (new 2017), Brilliant Purple, |
Brilliant Red Violet, Brilliant Blue Violet.
Schmincke also introduced a metal palette with a porcelain insert - really clever - with two different 12-colour palette options.
2021 update - new colours from Schmincke.