Daniel Smith PrimaTek Watercolors retain many of the natural qualities of their source minerals. In artist's paint, the size of the pigment particle is very important - it determines the amount of light that is reflected and, therefore, the intensity of the paint. Standard pigments are produced in labs and adhere to a specific size. When Daniel Smith develops PrimaTek pigments, they mill the minerals to a point where the color is optimized. Pigments that are too large are gritty and, if milled too far, the color can appear dull. The resulting characteristics of these PrimaTek paints vary based on the mineral. Most have a natural luminosity and many granulate.
Jadeite Genuine - This exceptionally beautiful PrimaTek color is made from the more strongly colored of the two minerals known as jade, the other being Nephrite. Used for eons in China and Central America, this gemstone now becomes a spectacular artist's color. Its luster is vitreous. From deep, dark-green mass tone to the palest wash, Jadeite Genuine creates all the exquisite shades we think of when we think of jade.
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