Thursday, 13 June 2019

Jackson's Professional Watercolours. Full range.

Jackson's Art Supplies in the UK is an amazing store as they stock so many different brands of watercolour. They also have a signature range called Jackson's Artist Watercolour Paint. It's a manageable sized range of 50 colours, available in 10ml, 21ml, half and full pans, for an excellent price. They recently sent me a sample dot card so here they are. They were lovely to paint out as they rewet with ease. Made with pigment, Sudanese Kordofan gum arabic, water and honey.

I have scanned some, and photographed others to try to get the most accurate colour for these swatches. It's always the yellows, oranges and reds that are difficult to show perfectly.

These are close to reality, but the Cadmium Yellow Light is actually a little warmer - a lovely primary yellow colour.
Jackson's Artist Watercolours - Chinese White, Lemon Yellow, Aureolin, Cadmium Yellow Light,
Jackson's Yellow Light.

Jackson's Artist Watercolours - Indian Yellow Hue, Naples Yellow Hue, CadmiumYellow Deep, 
Cadmium Yellow Orange, Red Orange.

The Cadmium Red Orange really is this lovely bright orange-red. Colours look pretty accurate for these swatches. I think the Cadmium Red Purple sample may have been a bit too gummy - this is normally a strong deep red.
Jackson's Artist Watercolours - Cadmium Red Orange, French Vermilion, Cadmium Red Light, 
Bright Red, Cadmium Red Purple.

This is the old version of Permanent Alizarin Crimson Deep - it has been replaced with a three-pigment mix of PR179, PR209 and PY83. The Alizarin Crimson hue shown has also been replaced with PR83. Carmine makes a great primary red.
Jackson's Artist Watercolours - Permanent Alizarin Crimson Deep (old version), Alizarin Crimson (old version),
Jackson's Red (Pyrrole), Carmine, 
Opera Rose.

Jackson's Artist Watercolours - Quinacridone Purple, Permanent Magenta, Cobalt Violet Light Hue, 
Cobalt Violet Deep Hue, Cobalt Blue.

Jackson's Artist Watercolours - French Ultramarine Light, French Ultramarine Blue, Prussian Blue, 
Cerulean Blue, 
Phthalocyanine Blue.

Jackson's Artist Watercolours - Indigo, Phthalocyanine Green, Viridian, Hooker's Green, Cadmium Green.

Jackson's Artist Watercolours - Permanent Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Gold, Raw Sienna, Raw Umber.

Jackson's Artist Watercolours - Burnt Sienna, Red Ochre, Venetian Red, Burnt Umber, Van Dyke Brown.

Jackson's Artist Watercolours - Warm Sepia, Payne's Grey, Neutral Tint, Ivory Black, Lamp Black.
Happy painting!

1 comment:

  1. They are made by Sennelier. Most paints are 1:1 originals. But some have different formulas.