DANIEL SMITH PRIMATEK

DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors with minerals

 

DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors with minerals
PrimaTek: Where Nature Meets Art

 

DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors are literally made from the ground up. From prehistoric times to the Renaissance and beyond, artists have relied on pigments mined from the earth, and Daniel Smith is proud to have revived these time honored colors for today’s painters. The PrimaTek line began in 1998 with a cache of Lapis Lazuli – the gold speckled blue gemstone seen in King Tut’s mask – that Daniel Smith found, ground and formulated into artist-quality watercolor paint, Lapis Lazuli Genuine.  The response was great, and soon Daniel Smith hired a mineralogist to travel the globe in search of other exciting natural pigments.

 

Finding these minerals involves Indiana Jones-worthy journeys by plane, jeep and even mule to remote locations, identifying high-quality veins of ore and then negotiating procurement from local miners. The large minerals or “massive” as they are called are then processed into pigment to reveal the color within. From this pigment, the Daniel Smith chemist and paint makers blend it with the perfect ratio of medium, grind and re-grind it to bring out the natural beauty of each color. Because of the care Daniel Smith takes every step of the way, they are able to bring you the best: truly professional quality paints with consistency you’ll rely on tube after tube, year after year.

 

Daniel Smith is proud to offer 35 PrimaTek Watercolors in colors like Bloodstone Genuine, Jadeite Genuine and Sodalite Genuine. Nearly all PrimaTeks have granulating properties which gives those watercolors wonderful texture and depth, which some artists have described as being “magical”.

     
Daniel Smith Primatek Set 6x5ml Tubes
Daniel Smith Primatek Set 6x
Daniel Smith Primatek Set 6x5ml Tubes

Daniel Smith Primatek Set 6x5ml Tubes

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  If texture is what you’re after (which I am) you’re gonna love DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek paints! PrimaTek Watercolors mix beautifully...
Rhodonite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Rhodonite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Rhodonite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Rhodonite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Made from jewellery-quality stone, this versatile rose pink is wonderful for portraits and landscapes. Used wet into wet, it creates a soft,...
Amethyst Geniune DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Amethyst Geniune DANIEL SMITH Awc
Amethyst Geniune DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Amethyst Geniune DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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"Oh my goodness-it's beautiful!" exclaimed one of our testers. And it is. Amethyst Genuine is a rich, true purple-it's almost black in masstone and...
Purpurite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Purpurite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Purpurite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Purpurite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Officially discovered in 1905 and named for the Latin word purpura, meaning purple, Purpurite Genuine is an intensely lavender violet that paints...
Sugilite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Sugilite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Sugilite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Sugilite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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A beautiful granulating pigment from South Africa, is another standout PrimaTek colours. First found in 1944 and named for its Japanese discoverer,...
Kyanite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Kyanite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Kyanite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Kyanite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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This exclusive DANIEL SMITH colour is a stunner-a rich blue-grey with impressive granulation and dazzling, glittery sparkle. Its name comes from the...
Sodalite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Sodalite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Sodalite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Sodalite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Sodalite, with a distinctive deep blue colour is one of the components of Lapis Lazuli and very rare. DANIEL SMITH Sodalite is the finest quality and...
Lapis Lazuli Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Lapis Lazuli Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Lapis Lazuli Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Lapis Lazuli Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Lapis lazuli has been prized for its beauty, its mystical properties, and its perfection as a pigment. Ancient civilisations believed that the veins...
Mayan Blue Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Mayan Blue Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Mayan Blue Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Mayan Blue Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Mayan Blue Genuine is one of our PrimaTek colours, this gorgeous green-tinged indigo nearly defies description. Long ago, it adorned the murals and...
Sleeping Beauty Turq. Gen DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Sleeping Beauty Turq. Gen DANIEL SMITH Awc
Sleeping Beauty Turq. Gen DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Sleeping Beauty Turq. Gen DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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A unique and vibrant blue, it comes from Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Arizona where we found a deposit that lives up to our high expectations. It is...
Blue Apatite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Blue Apatite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Blue Apatite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Blue Apatite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Gorgeous in colour, Blue Apatite is a striking mineral that is rarely used in jewellery due to its relative softness. As an artist's pigment, though,...
Amazonite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Amazonite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Amazonite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Amazonite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Daniel Smith has acquired a unique supply of the precious mineral Amazonite from Brazil. It's a strong pure colour that is completely transparent,...
Fuchsite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Fuchsite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Fuchsite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Fuchsite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Made from pure Fuchsite, a mineral with mica-like characteristics, this colour creates a luminous pearly green shimmer. Soft, subtle with a pearly...
Kingman Green Turquoise DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Kingman Green Turquoise DANIEL SMITH Awc
Kingman Green Turquoise DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Kingman Green Turquoise DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Natural Kingman Green Turquoise Genuine captures the magic and mystery of the ancient Southwest in a subtle greenish turquoise. It is mined near...
Diopside Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Diopside Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Diopside Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Diopside Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Diopside Genuineis a rich gemstone green you'll reach for time and again. Also known as the Russian Emerald, he mineral is usually seen in fine...
Jadeite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Jadeite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Jadeite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Jadeite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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This exceptionally beautiful PrimaTek colour is made from the more strongly coloured of the two minerals known as jade - the other is Nephrite. Used...
Green Apatite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Green Apatite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Green Apatite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Green Apatite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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PrimaTek Green Apatite Watercolour lets you create a beautiful range of greens-fresh yellow-green to deep olive-with a single tube. This sedimentary...
Serpentine Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Serpentine Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Serpentine Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Serpentine Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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We bring you an unusually beautiful Serpentine pigment from the land down under. This Australian green-colour serpentine is of a variety called...
Zoisite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Zoisite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Zoisite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Zoisite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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You must try Zoisite to appreciate its unique colour and characteristics. Zoisite, a mineral from Austria discovered in 1804, is a lush primal green...
Bronzite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Bronzite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Bronzite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Bronzite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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A warm honey-bronze colour with lustrous sparkle provided by very fine films of iron oxide. The fibrous, fairly fragile Bronzite stone from Brazil is...
Yavapai Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Yavapai Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Yavapai Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Yavapai Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Apache legend speaks of a single dove that left the edge of the original well and saw the world. When the great floods came, this dove led the first...
Garnet Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Garnet Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Garnet Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Garnet Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Garnet Genuine Watercolour has all the warmth and allure of the January birthstone. This PrimaTek color is a gorgeous, warm reddish-orange with...
Sedona Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Sedona Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Sedona Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Sedona Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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For millennia, Sedona has ignited the imagination of every creative spirit fortunate enough to feel its dazzle. Tufts of sagebrush punctuate the...
Minnesota Pipestone DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Minnesota Pipestone DANIEL SMITH Awc
Minnesota Pipestone DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Minnesota Pipestone DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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American Pipestone is the stone that unified our people in a time of transition. This sacred mineral was the stone of choice for the legendary Sioux...
Hematite Burnt Scarlet Gen DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Hematite Burnt Scarlet Gen DANIEL SMITH Awc
Hematite Burnt Scarlet Gen DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Hematite Burnt Scarlet Gen DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Hematite stones are crushed and milled to a fine pigment to create a dramatic reddish brown watercolour with maximum granulation. Add texture to your...
Red Fuchsite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Red Fuchsite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Red Fuchsite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Red Fuchsite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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The mountains of Brazil yield a beloved and treasured gemstone. Paint this soft, reddish dusky rose and watch as the mineral iridescent sheen rises...
Piemontite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Piemontite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Piemontite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Piemontite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Ground from a scarlet-streaked mineral from the hills of Italy, Piemontite Genuine is a rich, versatile new PrimaTek watercolour. A deep amethyst is...
Hematite Violet Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Hematite Violet Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Hematite Violet Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Hematite Violet Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Hematite stones are milled to a fine pigment to create this stunning watercolour. Rich and shadowy violet washes are studded with a pattern of deep...
Burnt Bronzite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Burnt Bronzite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Burnt Bronzite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Burnt Bronzite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Gorgeous Burnt Bronzite Genuine pushes the honey tone of Bronzite Genuine to a more coppery hue. Both deeper brown and more orange, it's ideal for...
Mummy Bauxite DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Mummy Bauxite DANIEL SMITH Awc
Mummy Bauxite DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Mummy Bauxite DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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A warm cinnamon colour that granulates to resemble rusted iron, DANIEL SMITH Mummy Bauxite combines powerful colour with visual texture. Mummy was a...
Hematite DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Hematite DANIEL SMITH Awc
Hematite DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Hematite DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Hematite is ground from a heavy silvery-black mineral rich in iron. In a thick wash, the heavier particles settle, creating bold granulation. In a...
Tiger's Eye Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Tiger's Eye Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Tiger's Eye Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Tiger's Eye Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Tiger's Eye Genuine is made from the brownish-gold stone with rippling bands of light that remind you of cat's eyes. The gemstone, a member of the...
Burnt Tiger's Eye Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Burnt Tiger's Eye Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Burnt Tiger's Eye Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Burnt Tiger's Eye Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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This beautiful stone has been calcinated to change the iron oxide from cool to warm in hue. The result is striking and the granulating effect...
Sicklerite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Sicklerite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Sicklerite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Sicklerite Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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A wonderful neutral cocoa brown. Named for the mineral collectors who discovered it in San Diego County in 1912, it displays beautiful granulation...
Bloodstone Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Bloodstone Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Bloodstone Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Bloodstone Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Bloodstone is legendary for its mystical, magical and medicinal properties. Sacred to Christians, who believe the dark red drops in this green jasper...
Black Tourmaline Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml
Black Tourmaline Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc
Black Tourmaline Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

Black Tourmaline Genuine DANIEL SMITH Awc 15ml

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Can be as dark as night or as pale as a wispy fog. This intriguing PrimaTek colour is made from a semi-precious stone thought to bring luck, dispel...