DANIEL SMITH PRIMATEK 15ml


"What are DANIEL SMITH PrimaTeks and What Makes Them Special?"

Nearly all PrimaTeks have granulating properties which gives our watercolors wonderful texture and depth, which some artists have described as being "magical".

Our mineralogist, like Indiana Jones, searches the world, sometimes to remote locations, to find minerals with the potential to become DANIEL SMITH PrimaTek Watercolors. Once we find the raw mineral, our chemist rigorously tests it for color capacity and reliability, how the mineral performs as a paint, it's lightfastness and more. Once a mineral proves itself to meet our high standards, and what artists expect, we turn it into a watercolor that will delight our artists!

Featured PrimaTek
Our PrimaTek watercolors; Rhodonite Genuine, Amethyst Genuine, Serpentine Genuine, Tiger's Eye Genuine, Hematite Genuine, and Bloodstone Genuine are examples of a few of our vibrant PrimaTeks and our earthy PrimaTeks.

  • Rhodonite Genuine is a beautiful, transparent, non granulating pink, washing out from a deep, rich rose to a pale, cool pink. Our Rhodonite comes from Brazil.
  • Amethyst Genuine is a semitransparent, granulating violet ranging from almost plum black to delicate lavender. Amethyst is a colored quartz and when crushed into a pigment, leaves barely there, faint sparkle in washes. Our Amethyst comes from Brazil.
  • Serpentine Genuine is a semitransparent, warm green that granulates in washes with faint specks of burnt scarlet, it is fantastic in green landscapes. Our Serpentine comes from Australia.
  • Tiger's Eye Genuine is a transparent, earthy brown watercolor with dynamic granulation from darker brown particles. Our Tiger's Eye comes from Africa.
  • Hematite Genuine is a semitransparent buff brown with exciting black granulation from the iron rich particles (which you can affect with a magnet when the wash is wet) in the watercolor. Our Hematite comes from Utah, USA.
  • Bloodstone Genuine is a transparent earthy gray/violet in washes with black granulating particles and is velvety aubergine in mass tone. Our Bloodstone comes from Alaska, USA.

     
Rhodonite Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Rhodonite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Rhodonite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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

Amethyst Geniune DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Purpurite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Purpurite Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Sugilite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Sugilite Genuine DS 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...
Kyanite Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Kyanite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Kyanite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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

Sodalite Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Lapis Lazuli Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Lapis Lazuli Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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Lapis lazuli has been prized for its beauty, its mystical??properties, and its perfection as a pigment. Ancient civilizations believed that the veins...
Smalt Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Smalt Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Smalt Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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A??fascinating historic blue that was popular from the Egyptian dynasties through the Renaissance. The pigment is a finely ground potassium glass,...
Mayan Blue Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Mayan Blue Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Mayan Blue Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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

Sleeping Beauty Turq. Gen DS 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...
Azurite DS Awc 15ml
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Azurite DS Awc 15ml

Azurite DS Awc 15ml

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  Azurite Genuine's tranquil clear blue, lightfast and semi-transparent, is beautiful for skies or distant mountains. The color was widely used...
Blue Apatite Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Blue Apatite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Blue Apatite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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

Amazonite Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Fuchsite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Fuchsite Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Kingman Green Turquoise DS Awc 15ml

Kingman Green Turquoise DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Diopside Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Diopside Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Jadeite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Jadeite Genuine DS 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....
Green Apatite Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Green Apatite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Green Apatite Genuine DS 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...
Serpentine Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Serpentine Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Serpentine Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Zoisite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Zoisite Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Bronzite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Bronzite Genuine DS 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...
Yavapai Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Yavapai Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Yavapai Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Garnet Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Garnet Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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

Sedona Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Minnesota Pipestone DS Awc 15ml

Minnesota Pipestone DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Hematite Burnt Scarlet Gen DS Awc 15ml

Hematite Burnt Scarlet Gen DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Red Fuchsite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Red Fuchsite Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Piemontite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Piemontite Genuine DS 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...
Hematite Violet Genuine DS Awc 15ml
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Hematite Violet Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Hematite Violet Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Burnt Bronzite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Burnt Bronzite Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Mummy Bauxite DS Awc 15ml

Mummy Bauxite DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Hematite DS Awc 15ml

Hematite DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Tiger???s Eye Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Tiger???s Eye Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Burnt Tiger???s Eye Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Burnt Tiger???s Eye Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Sicklerite Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Sicklerite Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Bloodstone Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Bloodstone Genuine DS 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 DS Awc 15ml
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Black Tourmaline Genuine DS Awc 15ml

Black Tourmaline Genuine DS Awc 15ml

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