Marimeri Blu Artists Watercolour 12ml tubes are available in a spectrum of 90 single-pigment colours and are made from only the finest ingredients. Featuring only pure, artists quality pigments combined with Gum Arabic each of these 90 colours is specially formulated to bring out the best of the colour.
Their perfection and purity allows for limitless layering, with transparencies that allow the texture and whiteness of the paper to shine. Each pigment is finely milled to produce the highest quality paint and all colours in the range have the highest degree of lightfasness. The range features a good balance of organic, inorganic and natural pigments - allowing you to create countless colour mixtures and clean, clear and authentic secondary shades. The range includes; 7 cadmium, 5 transparent cadmiums, 11 cobalt, 8 quinacridone, 5 phthalocyanine, 8 natural earth and ochre, 5 iron oxide pigments.
Maimeri Blu are the purest, most balanced range with the widest spectrum of colour possibilities.
Of the colours I purchased I was only disappointed with one.
Gamboge - it was my intention to use it as one of my Primary’s. I found it wouldn’t mix, to green, with any of the blues I purchased. As a stand alone colour I loved it. I am going to purchase one of the Cadmium Yellows to replace the Gamboge as a primary. I believe this will be a better choice.
I will get it here, Australia, crazy to order one from you with the postage. Margaret Zaal (Lima East, Australia) on 14 Oct 2020
These pigments are pure, strong, and beautifully milled. My favourite watercolours by a country mile and well priced too. Their strength makes up for the smaller tube size and I use these as preference whenever the colour is available. Simples! Robert Wigham (Fochabers, United Kingdom) on 1 Aug 2020
I like these MaimeriBlu (MB) paints, having tried 9 of the new range, *6 of which from the dot card, I already use their primary magenta and cyan which I think are excellent. They are generally finely milled so mostly transparent and minimal granulation, rewet and disperse easily, and have high chroma for their pigment.
*PO71 Pyrrol Orange, a bright marigold mid orange, noticably less red than the Daniel Smith version.
PR149 Crimson Lake, very similar to PR254 so probably unnecessary.
*PV19 Quin Lake, very purple for its pigment, close in hue to PV16 but transparent, useful for florals.
*PB29 Ultramarine Deep, minimal granulation, no obvious advantage over Jacksons own brand (or Daniel Smith's for an intense variant), if you want a strongly granulating version try Ken Bromley's.
PB74 Cobalt Blue Deep, this does granulate, very close in hue to the above PB29.
*PB28 Cobalt Turquoise, semi-opaque, bright, nice, about mid way between Turners' (slightly bluer) and Lukas' (slightly greener).
PB15:4 Phthalo Turquoise, this is interesting, similar to the Horadam PB16 Helio Turquoise but greener!
*PBk26 Paynes Grey, a deep midnight blue grey, notable for being single pigment, nice.
*PY129 Green Gold, a very good version, very slightly brighter and more transparent than the good Van Gogh variant.
I think these paints are as good as any you'll find and better than nearly all. I wouldn't buy the PB29, PB74, PR149 because I have alternatives that suit me better, otherwise I highly recommend the above colours. Agric (Penarth, United Kingdom) on 25 Aug 2021