Sunday, 9 June 2019

Renesans half pan watercolour range


I did a blog post about the Renesans Intense Watercolour range here in November 2018. The details on the website for the Half Pan (godet) range have changed since then. Here is the updated pigment information from 2019. 

These 54 colours are made with gum Arabic and acacia honey.





I am very grateful to Renesans of Poland for providing me with samples to show the full range in swatches too. I understand these are all the current formulations, apart from perhaps two (#18 and #23) that may still be the previous pigments? They were a pleasure to paint out as they re-wet with ease, which is what is necessary with pan colours. 
Just a few pigments need to be used with care unless only for reproduction work or in a sketchbook - for example the lovely, but not lightfast, PG8, used as Hooker's Green and in Sap Green and a couple of others.


Renesans Pan Watercolours - Titanium White, Flesh Tint (previously called Naples Yellow Reddish), Persian Yellow (new formulation), Lemon Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Pale.

Renesans Pan Watercolours - Gamboge (Hue) (Previously called Gami Gutta), Cadmium Yellow Deep, Indian Yellow (new formulation), Cadmium Orange, Vermilion. 

Renesans Pan Watercolours - Cadmium Red Pale, Scarlet, Cadmium Red Deep, Carmine (new formulation), Magenta Lake (new pigment).

Renesans Pan Watercolours - Alizarine Madder Lake (new formulation), Geranium Lake, Mineral Violet (new formulation - I am not sure is this is the new version or the previous PV23:1), Indigo, Prussian Blue.

Renesans Pan Watercolours - Paris Blue, Phthalo Blue (Heliogen), Polish Blue (was called Poland Blue, now made with PB15:1 but I think this is the previous PB29 version), Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue.

Renesans Pan Watercolours - Emerald Green, Cobalt Green, Chromium Oxide Green, Hooker's Green.

Renesans Pan Watercolours - Cerulean Blue, Cobalt Turquoise, Ultramarine Green, Cinnabar Green Pale, Zinc Green.

Renesans Pan Watercolours - Olive Green, Sap Green, Cinnabar Green Deep, Green Earth Natural, Venetian Yellow.

I far prefer single pigment earth colours, especially for the essentials like Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna and Raw Umber.
Renesans Pan Watercolours - Yellow Ochre, Raw Sienna, Stil de Grain, Dragon's Blood,
Claret (was called Monaco Bordeaux)
The Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber actually look a little less red in real life - I couldn't get the adjustment correct. However they are quite heavy and opaque.
Renesans Pan Watercolours - Burnt Sienna, Raw Umber, Sepia, Caput Mortuum, Burnt Umber

Renesans Pan Watercolours - Kassel Earth (was called Raw Kassel), Payne's Grey, Ivory Black (new formulation),
Lamp Black (new formulation).

Happy Painting!

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