The colour chart shows 108 colours, without the pigment information. They are available in 5ml and 15ml tubes and some pan colours. Note in this range there are only a possible three stars for lightfastness.
The colour chart also shows a series of symbols
T = Transparent,
N = Non stain
E = Easy lift
H = hard lift
X = granulating
B = Semi transparent
O = opaque
S = Staining
I = intense.
I've added this information to the swatches, though sometimes it seems contradictory.
The pigment information isn't included on the colour chart so I've had to search around for that and do the best I can. Some don't look right to me so are in pencil.
Update - I found a link to the pigment information here so have updated the pigments in the captions. Many of the problem fugitive colours have been reformulated :-)
And finally - I have tested less than half of this range but decided to include the empty swathes simply because the pigment information is hard to find. I'll update over time. They are arranged according to the Holbein 2017 colour chart.
I always avoid PR83. The other less lightfast pigment, PT23, has been removed.
Holbein Artist Watercolour - Crimson Lake (not shown but now replaced with PR177+PR122+PV19), Permanent Alizarin Crimson (not shown but now PV19 + PBr25), Carmine, Rose Madder (not shown),
Quinacridone Red (not shown).
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Opera, Brilliant Pink, Shell Pink, Cadmium Red Purple (not shown), |
Cadmium Red Deep (not shown).
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Vermilion, Vermilion Hue (not shown but now made with PO73 + PR254 + PY110), Cadmium Red Light (not shown), Cadmium Red Orange, Brilliant Orange(not shown).|
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Lemon Yellow, Naples Yellow (now made with PY35+PY42+PW6), Jaune Brilliant 1, Jaune Brilliant 2, Greenish Yellow.|
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Olive Green, Leaf Green, Permanent Green #1, Permanent Green #2 (not shown now made with PY74+PY53+PG7), Cobalt Green (not shown).|
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Viridian (not shown), Cadmium Green Deep (not shown but now made with PY35+PG7+PG18), Cadmium Green Pale (not shown now made with PY35+PG18), Hooker's Green (not shown now made with PG7+PY110+PY150), Bamboo Green.|
Holbein Artist Watercolour - Viridian Hue, Emerald Green Nova (not shown), Compose Green,
Sap Green (not shown but now made with PY150+PG7+PR122), Terre Verte.
Marine Blue is very beautiful :-)
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Green Grey, Shadow Green, Phthalo Blue Red Shade (not shown), |
Phthalo Blue Yellow Shade, Marine Blue.
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Horizon Blue, Turquoise Blue (without PY3), Cobalt Turquoise Light, Peacock Blue, Manganese Blue Nova.|
Holbein Artist Watercolour - Compose Blue, Verditer Blue, Cerulean Blue (not shown), Cobalt Blue,
Cobalt Blue Hue (not shown).
Both ultramarines are rich and gorgeous.
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Ultramarine Light, Ultramarine Deep, Prussian Blue (not shown), Royal Blue, Indigo.|
Cobalt Violet Light is now made with PV14.
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Lavender, Permanent Violet, Mineral Violet (actually made with PB29+PR122+PB225), Cobalt Violet Light, Bright Violet (not shown).|
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Bright Rose (not shown), Lilac (not shown), Quinacridone Magenta (formally Rose Violet),|
Mars Violet (not shown).
These earth colours are nice. Less granulating than some brands.
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Raw Umber (not shown but now made with PBr7 + PY42), Raw Sienna (now made WITH PBr7 + PY42), Yellow Ochre (not shown), Yellow Grey (not shown), Umber (not shown).|
Holbein Artist Watercolour - Sepia (not shown), Ivory Black, Lamp Black (not shown ),
Peach Black (Now just PBk6) , Neutral Tint.
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Van Dyke Brown (not shown but this is the real vandyke brown pigment), Payne's Grey (not shown but now PBk6 + PB15+ PR122), Davy's Grey (not shown), Grey of Grey, Chinese White (not shown).|
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Titanium White, Gold, Silver, Compose Green 3 (discontinued), Permanent Red (discontinued)|
|Holbein Artist Watercolour - Permanent Green #3|
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