DANIEL SMITH currently offers 216 different watercolors, with more in the works every year. The sheer range of possibility they offer is endless and unparalleled in the industry. This amazing selection spans the spectrum from the historical, to our natural earth and PrimaTek colors (read more about PrimaTek colours here), to our Quinacridones, the brightest and boldest colors modern technology has to offer.
Please Note: The 15ml Quinacridone Gold has changed and the new colour code is 284600238. The Pigment content has changed from a single pigment colour PO49 to a dual pigment colour PO48 & PY150. The 5ml Quinacridone Gold has always had the pigment content of PO48 & PY150.
I had heard abou Daniel Smith watercolours for a while now. I decided to give it a go!
Thanks to your website, I could see how each colour behaved on paper.
I chose the one that appeared to behave the way I like watercolour.
I was not disapointed at all. They are bright, strong colours, they might be expensive but I do not need a lot at a time to work with. firstname.lastname@example.org (Hythe, United Kingdom) on 29 Oct 2012
Tube was mostly filled with an oily binder and with hardly any pigment colour. What pigment colour there was in the tube didn't react like normal watercolour when water was added, it became very frothy as if soap had been added and the colour on paper was extremely pale and dried shiny. Very odd as all the other colours in this range have been very intense and good to work with. Sandie Turner (Wetherby, United Kingdom) on 22 May 2012
Ken Bromley's replies: Sorry to hear that you have had a problem with your paint. With a certain few colours in the Daniel Smith range there is sometimes a separation of the Gum Arabic from the pigment, however, if you squeeze the first part of the paint out it should be fine after this. If this does not work, please let us know and we will replace/refund the tube.
I love the DS colors, they are absolutely gorgeous and their Q-Gold will be deleted and replaced by other pigments so I bought up a separate layer so I have a few tubes when their stock runs out. I can really recommend their Q-Gold. Try it with different blues to make fine greens... Anna Hörnfeldt (Örnsköldsvik, Sweden) on 26 Aug 2012