Thursday, 23 March 2017

Schmincke Watercolours 2017 - full range



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 swatches are more orange than shown. The new Turner's Yellow is a rich almost pastel yellow, like a Yellow Naples. The last two are definitely more orange than they appear here.

Transparent Yellow (was Translucent Yellow), New Gamboge (was also called Gamboge Gum Modern - discontinued 2017, no direct replacement), Turner's Yellow (new 2017), Quinacridone Gold Hue (new 2017), Chromium Yellow Hue Deep (was Chrome Yellow Deep, no lead), Cadmium Yellow Deep. 

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) 
These are all brighter orange reds.

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).

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).

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 - Dark Blue (was Dark Blue Indigo), Phthalo Sapphire Blue (new 2017 Replaces Helio blue Reddish 478 discontinued 2017 not shown here - see below), Cobalt Blue Deep, French Ultramarine (new 2017), Ultramarine Finest, Ultramarine Blue.

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
The new Transparent Green Gold is not the usual single pigment PY129 sadly, but another two pigment hue - PY154 and PBr7.

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).

I'd prefer the Raw Sienna was a single pigment PBr7. The Yellow ochre is lovely - better than this swatch shows, though I do prefer PY43 for yellow ochre. I really like the Titanium Gold Ochre - not a new colour but one I'd like to explore.
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 - Burnt Sienna. I love this as a great Burnt Sienna colour), Burnt Sienna, English Venetian Red, Madder Brown.

Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - Transparent Brown (was Translucent Brown), Mahogany Brown (new 2017 - using the PBr33 that was in the discontinued Walnut Brown shown below), Indian Red, Pozzuoli Earth (discontinued 2017 - no replacement), Mars Brown (new 2017), Transparent Umber (new 2017)

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.
Here are the discontinued colours. In most cases they have been replaced with a different pigment (and a different colour number) or a different version of the same pigment. If you love any of these, stock up! I really like the Walnut brown, but this version of PBr33 is not longer available - the Mahogany Brown that replaces it is also a wonderfully granulating though much warmer brown.

Discontinued Schmincke Horadam Watercolours - 210 New Gamboge (or Gamboge Gum Modern) no replacement, 345 Dark Red (replaced with a better pigment - Perylene Dark Red), 478 Helio blue Reddish (replaced with Phthalo Sapphire), 536 Green Yellow (replaced with Transparent Green Gold), 666 Pozzuoli Earth (not replaced), 652 Walnut Brown (the same pigment is used in the new but warmer Mahogany Brown - wonderful granulation).

I'll be posting up the full range of Daniel Smith, Old Holland, Winsor & Newton and others over the coming weeks/months, and adding all the individual swatches to my website. As always, if you notice any errors please let me know.


See also - 
Art Spectrum watercolours here
Blockx full range of Watercolours here
Daler Rowney Artists' Watercolours here
Daniel Smith new colours 2017 here
Daniel Smith full range here
Da Vinci range here
Dr PH Hydrus Watercolours here
Lukas watercolours here
M.Graham watercolours here
MaimeriBlu full range here
Mission Blue full range here
Old Holland full range here
QoR watercolours here
Rembrandt Watercolours here
Schmincke new colours 2017 here
Schmincke full range here
Sennelier watercolours here
St Petersburg Watercolours here
Wallace Seymour Artists Watercolours here
White Nights watercolours here
Winsor & Newton Full range here

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