I've posted a blog about the previous 80 colour Rembrandt watercolour range here, but it has been updated this year to celebrate the 120th anniversary of these professional watercolour paints. Is is now a range of 120 colours. 18 colours have been reformulated and 40 new ones added in this complete overhaul. I was able to try many of the new colours at the factory experience centre, but they were not able to find all the colours so there are still some missing.
Having tried to work out all that had been done, I then found a very useful brochure here.
I'll make a note of the discontinued colours in case you particularly love any and want to stock up before they are gone.
Once again, they painted out very nicely. They tend to be on the runny side straight from the tube but dry smoothly and rewet with ease.
The number of cadmium colours has been reduced so Cadmium Yellow Light is discontinued.
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Chinese White, Transparent Titanium White (not shown), Opaque White (new - not shown), Cadmium Yellow Lemon (improved formula), Permanent Lemon Yellow (not shown).|
The yellows are almost all single pigment now.
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Indian yellow (not shown), Aureoline, Gamboge, Naples Yellow Deep (not shown), |
Titanium Buff (new).
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Naples Yellow Red (not shown), Benzimidazolone Orange (new), Pyrrole Orange (new), |
Brilliant Orange (new).
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Vermilion, Permanent Red Medium (not shown, but a lovely warm red pigment). |
Cadmium Red (replaces 413 Cadmium Red Medium), Permanent Red Deep, Perylene Red Deep (new).
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Cadmium Red Deep, Quinacridone Red (new), Perylene Red (new), |
Naphtol Red Bluish (new). Alizarin Crimson (not shown).
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Madder Lake Deep (not shown), Permanent Madder Lake (new formula), |
Carmine (new formula), Permanent Madder Brown, Permanent Madder Purple (not shown).
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Venetian Red, Indian red, Permanent Madder Light (not shown), Quinacridone Rose, Quinacridone Rose Reddish (new)|
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Quinacridone Rose Magenta (new), Rose (new), Permanent Red Violet, |
Quinacridone Red Violet (new), Benzimiazolone Violet (new)
568 Permanent Blue Violet has been removed, a number of other purples added.
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Mauve, Quinacridone Purple bluish (new), Manganese Violet (new), Blue Violet (new), |
Ultramarine Violet (not shown)
|Rembrandt Watercolours - cobalt Violet, Lavender (new), Ultramarine Deep, French Ultramarine |
(now from a new source so very granulating), Cobalt Blue (Ultramarine) (not shown).
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Cobalt Blue, Phthalo Blue Red, Phthalo Blue Green, Prussian Blue, |
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Indigo (not shown), Cerulean Blue, Cerulean Blue Greenish (new - with PB36), |
Crerulean Blue (Phthalo) (improved), Cobalt Turquoise Blue (new).
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Turquoise Blue, Cerulean Blue Deep (new), Cobalt Turquoise Green (new), |
Bluish Green (not shown), Viridian.
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Phthalo Green, Emerald Green, Phthalo Green Yellow (new), Permanent Green.|
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Permanent Yellow Green (not shown), Sap Green, Hooker Green Light (not shown), |
Hooker Green Deep, Chromium Oxide Green.
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Green Earth (not shown), Olive Green (not shown), Azomethine Green Yellow (new), |
Yellow Ochre, Gold Ochre (improved).
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Transparent Oxide Yellow, Raw Sienna, Quinacridone Orange (new), Transparent Red Oxide, |
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Burnt Umber, Greenish Umber (new), Transparent Oxide Umber (new), Sepia, |
The Spinal Grey is made with a newly developed synthetic grey pigment - I'll be interested in exploring this further.
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Spinal Grey (new), Neutral Tint, Payne's Grey, Davy's Grey (new), Oxide Black (new).|
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Ivory Black (improved), Lamp Black (improved), Dusk Yellow (new), Dusk Pink (new), |
Dusk Green (new).
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Silver (new), Light Gold (new), Copper (new), Graphite (new).|
|Rembrandt Watercolours - Interference White, Blue, Violet and Green. Chameleon Gold/Red/Violet, |
Chameleon Red/ Violet/Blue
New colors Not available until 2020....ReplyDelete
Another great swatchout, thanks Jane! :^)ReplyDelete
Would you say that Rembrandt are pretty liberal in their assessment of transparency? I was looking at Transparent Yellow Med, whose pigment PY184 is almost always considered semi-transparent. At a glance it looks like they consider 3/4 of their non-earths to be fully transparent...
It would have been very helpful if I had done all these swatches over a dark line so transparency could be judged more easily, but having not started that way it felt wrong to change half way through.Delete
As for Transparent Yellow Medium, I think it is a fair call as it is so bright and strong that you'd have to be laying it on very heavily to get coverage so it works as a transparent.
You are right to be suspicious; PY184 is indeed almost always considered semi-transparent, and semi-opaque or opaque when it isn't. The reason for the confusion is that "PY184" is an error; Transparent Yellow Medium 272 (in both Rembrandt and van Gogh lines) is actually pigmented with PY128.Delete
These look awesome, thanks so much for the upload!ReplyDelete
Does the Greenish umber look so much like Buff titanium or is it just the scan?
And that Perylene red (PR149) looks like a good, transparent scarlet substitute for the very opaque cadmium red deep, a hue that is pretty hard to find in transparent variants...
The Greenish Umber is fairly accurate. The buff is much lighter. I wasn't totally impressed with either of those tow colours - I prefer buff titanium made with PW6:1 and I prefer a far deeper and darker raw umber. Many of the other colours are lovely though :-)Delete
did royal talens change their formula again? according to both you and Des illustrates (links below), 272 trans yellow medium is made from PY184 while their site says PY128. i wonder what the truth is.ReplyDelete
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNzlAfLfv9A&t=1099s (at 6.30)
272-transparent yellow medium, contains pigment PY128.ReplyDelete
It looks like the Ivory and Lamp Black are old versions here. The new/improved versions are monopigmented: Ivory Black is PBk9 now (warm/brownish), Lamp Black is PBk6 now (cool and strong), see: https://www.royaltalens.com/en/news/rembrandt-watercolour-has-been-renewed/.ReplyDelete