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Artist reference guide to Green pigments in art supplies. Color chart swatch cards of common pigments in watercolor, gouache, acrylic paint, inks and pencils. Includes lightfast ratings from the brand and notes if I have conflicting fugitive results. Each image shows the ingredient pigment number code (chemical color index), brand, manufacturer color name, how the color appears in masstone (full strength) or diluted (with water), opacity, lifting (erasing with a damp brush), layering (2nd coat after dry) and if the color was able to hold a smoothly blended gradient in wet.

 

PG7 , PG8 , PG17 , PG18 , PG19 , PG23 , PG24 , PG26 , PG36 , Malachite PG39 , PG50 

Natural, antiquity, mineral or unique green pigments: NG2 Sap Green , Amazonite Genuine , Diopside Genuine , Fuchsite Genuine , Green Apatite Genuine , Jadeite Genuine , Kingman Green Turquoise , Serpentine Genuine , Zoisite Genuine

 

Grayscale swatch card information panel 

Why salt swatch color separating mixtures identify similar pigment differences 

PG7 Phthalocyanine Green BS:

Phthalo Green is a very strong mixer with excellent lightfastness. Most brands offer a smooth, non-granulating, heavily staining version (flocculation texture and lifting can be increased by larger pigment particle size). It is often used with Magenta, such as PR122 or a PV19, to create moody purples and cool to neutral gray / near blacks. This pigment on it's own has an emerald-like hue, which often looks unnatural when not mixed with secondary pigments and used for botanicals. PY150 Nickel Azo or PY42 Yellow Ochre can help transform it into a more useful leafy olive green for botanical art. Because Phthalo Blue PB15 is more versatile and can also be mixed with those yellows for botanicals, I do not find myself using PG7 frequently. I prefer the near-exact hue match of PG18 Viridian for it's pronounced granulation, which is better able to create unique color separating mixtures.

PG7 Winsor and Newton Professional Winsor Green BS Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG7 Da Vinci Watercolor Phthalo Green Art Pigment Database PG7 Paul Rubens Hint of Glitter Pan Set Watercolor Emerald Green Deep Swatch Card Color Chart PG7 Liquitex Basics Acrylic Phthalo Green color separating granulating pigment shimmer metallic PG7 Turner Watercolor Phthalo Green Color Art Pigment Database Swatch Card PG7 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Emerald Green Pigment Database Color Chart Swatch Card PG7 Calli Daler Rowney CALLIGRAPHY INK Green pigment dip pen swatch card color colour database PG7 Old Holland Classic Watercolors Schev Green Deep pigment swatch rare mineral paint art professional PG7 Rosa Gallery STUDIO Emerald Green student grade pigment art swatch color card colour sonnet comparison PG7 Paul Rubens Standard Pan Emerald swatch card pigment art set half full pan lightfast fugitive art PG7 White Nights Emerald Green water color pigment database swatch test card light fast

PG7 Mixtures:
PW6 PB15-3 PG7 Liquitex Basics Acrylic Light Blue Violet color separating granulating pigment shimmer metallic PB29 PB15:3 PG7 PW6 Liquitex Basics Acrylic Cerulean Blue Hue color separating granulating pigment shimmer metallic PB15:3 PG7 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Turquoise Pigment Database Color Chart Swatch Card PB15:3 PG7 PW4 Old Holland Classic Watercolors Turquoise Blue Deep pigment swatch rare mineral paint art professional PG7 PB15-3 Rosa Gallery STUDIO Turquoise student grade pigment art swatch color card colour sonnet comparison PG7 PB15:3 PW6 Jo Sonja's Matte Fluid Acrylic Aqua chroma opaque flow vibrant pigment swatch card database PY83 PG7 Prima Art Philosophy Confetti Lime Green Watercolor Swatch Card PY3 PY37 PG7 Shinhan Korean Color A Green Light Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PW6 PY3 PY74 PG7 Liquitex Basics Acrylic Brilliant Yellow Green color separating granulating pigment shimmer metallic PW6 PY74 PG7 Jo Sonja's Matte Fluid Acrylic Yellow Green chroma opaque flow vibrant pigment swatch card database PY151 PG7 PW6 WHITE NIGHTS WATERCOLOR WARM GREEN PASTEL SWATCH CARD COLOR CHART PY1 PG7 Arrtx Gouache Green Frequency Color Pigment Database Paint PY1 PG7 PW6 Arrtx Gouache Maldives Color Pigment Database Paint PG7 PY74 PW6 Liquitex Basics Acrylic Light Green Permanent color separating granulating pigment shimmer metallic PG7 PB15 Prima Art Philosophy Confetti Teal Watercolor Swatch Card PB15:3 PY3 PG7 Shinhan Korean Color A Blue Green Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG18 PG7 Jackson's store brand Viridian smooth pigment database sennelier art color swatch card PY42 PG7 Arrtx Gouache Turquoise Color Pigment Database Paint PG7 PG36 PW6 Egg Shells A Gallo Malachite hue water color pigment database swatch test card light fast PY151 PG7 Rosa Gallery Bright Green Watercolor Paint Pigment Database Handprint Color Chart PG7 PY74 Rosa Gallery STUDIO Green Light student grade pigment art swatch color card colour sonnet comparison PG7 PG8 PY17 Shinhan Korean Color A Sap Green Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PY153 PY151 PG7 PY42 PBk7 Old Holland Classic Watercolors Sap Green pigment swatch rare mineral paint art professional PG7 PY110 PY150 Holbein Watercolor Hooker's Green Art Pigment Database PG7 PY42 Da Vinci Watercolor Hooker's Green Light Art Pigment Database PG7 PBr7 PY74 Jo Sonja's Matte Fluid Acrylic Pine Green chroma opaque flow vibrant pigment swatch card database PY83 PG7 PO13 Prima Art Philosophy Confetti Moss Watercolor Swatch Card PY150 PG7 PBr23 Sennelier Pro Watercolor Brown Pink Art Pigment Database PY150 PBr25 PG7 Holbein Watercolor Greenish Yellow Art Pigment Database PY150 PG7 PBr25 Holbein Watercolor Olive Green Art Pigment Database PO48 PG7 PY150 Daniel Smith Watercolor Sap Green Art Pigment Database PY110 PG7 PBk6 Rosa Gallery Sap Green Watercolor Paint Pigment Database Handprint Color Chart PO13 PG7 Arrtx Gouache Olive Grey Color Pigment Database Paint PG7 PG8 PY17 Shinhan Korean Color A Green Dark Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PY129 PB60 PG7 PBr7 PR101 Old Holland Classic Watercolor Olive Green Dark pigment swatch database card color separation swatch PG7 PW6 White Nights Watercolor Mint PY3 PG7 PG19 PW18 Shinhan Korean Color A Opal Green Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG7 PW6 Liquitex Basics Acrylic Bright Aqua Green color separating granulating pigment shimmer metallic PG7 PBk9 PY74 Liquitex Basics Acrylic Hooker's Green Hue Permanent color separating granulating pigment shimmer metallic PY42 PG7 PBk7 Old Holland Classic Watercolors Hooker's Green Lake Deep Extra swatch pigment dark paint art pro grade PBk7 PG7 PY42 Calli Sennelier Watercolor Forest Green pigment dip pen swatch card color colour database PR112 PY74 PG7 Calli Daler Rowney CALLIGRAPHY INK Brown pigment dip pen swatch card color colour database

 

PG8 Nitroso Green:

A natural looking Sap or Hooker's green ideal for foliage. It is unfortunately not very lightfast. While the severity of it's fugitive nature varies by brand, most companies have stopped offering PG8 over the years because of the superior lightfastness and affordability of Phthalo Greens PG7 and PG36. I think artist demand must have been low for this pigment, because pigments like Aureolin PY40, Alizarin PR83 and opera pinks are even more fugitive yet are still in demand. This pigment is unique enough to be very enjoyable for personal use and art to scan for print reproduction. White Nights Green is very intense and affordable and is the easiest to find watercolor version. In masstone the lightfast test results were on par with LFII, only dropping to LFIII in diluted ranges. MaimeriBlu used to carry this color, but discontinued it when they reformulated their entire line in 2019. Maimeri still has it in their gouache line though, which has a high pigment load, is easy flowing, matte and an all around quality paint.

PG8 Shinhan PWC SWC Watercolor Sap Green Art Pigment Database PG8 Shinhan PWC SWC Watercolor Hooker's Green Art Pigment Database PG8 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Green Phthalo Aquarelle Pigment Database Color Chart Swatch Card PG8 Rosa Gallery STUDIO Green student grade pigment art swatch color card colour sonnet comparison PG8 Holbein Acrylic Ink Hooker's Green texture diluted masstone glazed dip pen writing swatch card PG8 Utrecht Watercolor Hooker's Green Art Pigment Database PG8 White Nights Watercolor Green Art Pigment Database PG8 Maimeri Gouache Sap Green Art Pigment Database

PG8 Mixtures:

PG7 PG8 PY17 Shinhan Korean Color A Sap Green Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG7 PG8 PY17 Shinhan Korean Color A Green Dark Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PG17 Chrome Oxide Green: Also called Oxide of Chromium, a very opaque, lightfast and subtly granulating army green. Useful when paired with PY150 Nickel Azo Yellow or PY129 Green Gold for sun-lit floral greens. There is also a color variant under the name Hematite Black, labeled as PG17. This is a situation like Burnt or Raw Umber, which can both be labeled as PBr7 because they are chemically similar, but are different colors due to heat exposure.

PG17 Grumbacher Academy Chromium Oxide Green Watercolor Swatch Card PG17 Winsor and Newton Professional Oxide of Chromium Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG17 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Chromium Oxide Green Professional Paint Color Chart PG17 Rosa Gallery Chromium Oxide Watercolor Paint Pigment Database Handprint Color Chart   

 

PG17-BLK: This dark near-black variant by Schmincke in their Horadam professional watercolor line is made from normal PG17 Chromium Oxide Green that has been heated until hardened into crystalline hematite. "Hematite Black" is a dark green-gray, similar to mixtures often named "Davy's Grey". Opaque, mildly granulating, lightfast, with a uniform color that is slightly lighter and more green leaning than Graphite Gray PBk10 (pencil). It is NOT like "Hematite Genuine" mineral paints by Daniel Smith, which are dark brown, variably color separating and heavily granulating (see minerals in the brown category)
PG17 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Hematite Black Color Granulating Art Pigment Database Swatch Card

 

You may find several unusual variants for this pigment, including transparent greens from China that show up in brands like Etchr, Paul Rubens and Superior. It seems likely that the transparent varieties are actually PG7 or PG8 mislabeled as PG17 by these companies. No other major brand provides a transparent example of this pigment and these brands do not provide chemical details.

 

PG17 Paul Rubens Hint of Glitter Pan Set Watercolor Hooker's Green Swatch Card Color Chart PG17 Paul Rubens Standard Pan set Hooker's Brillight art swatch card color pigment database stain test masstone diluted

 

PG17 Mixtures:

PY151 PG17 A Gallo Fig Green water color pigment database swatch test card light fast PG17 PBr7 American Journey Cheap Joe's Chromium Oxide Green pigment swatch lightfast database card art PG17 PY1 PBk7 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Olive Green Pigment Database Color Chart Swatch Card PG17 PBk6 PBk19 PW5 Winsor and Newton Professional Davy's Gray Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart 

 

PG18 Viridian:

A lightfast, transparent to semi-transparent, gently granulating green that is very close in color to Phthalo Green (blue shade) PG7. While not as intense, and a weak mixer in comparison (more paint is required, as this color is easily overpowered) Viridian is still a vital part of my palette. More than a few brands are hard to re-wet, as this pigment is prone to drying hard and semi-water resistant in the dry pan. Both Roman Szmal and M.Graham's versions re-wet much easier than other brands due to the honey content in their paint keeping the pigment moist. I had the hardest time with Winsor & Newton and Rembrandt from dry, both appearing smooth and weak. A recent tube from Lukas had clear salt reaction, indicating finely ground particles that do not work well in color separating mixtures (and as such, it performs just like PG7 - not a good example of PG18). When possible use it directly from the tube or mix it with a second pigment before drying in a pan. Because of Viridian's unique pigment particle size and weight, it behaves much differently than PG7 when used to make your own color separating mixtures.

Viridian and quin cherry coral pg18 and pr209 mixing neutral gray watercolor granulation

When making a dupe of Daniel Smith's Moonglow (made of PG18, PR177 and PB29) the Viridian clumps closer to the also heavier/thicker particle Ultramarine Blue to cause a blue-ish green separation away from the Anthra Red. When using PG7 instead the mix becomes prone to creating a brown and blue separation (thin particle Phthalo sticks to the Anthra Red where they both separate from the Ultramarine Blue).

Daniel Smith Moonglow recipe dupe mimic replicate diy mixture watercolor lightfast fugitive replace pr177 Kimberly Crick art bird painting custom moonglow mix watercolor art daniel smith fugitive replacement

PG18 is a top pick in my personal palette, see my FAVORITE LIGHTFAST PIGMENTS LIST.

PG18 Winsor and Newton Professional Viridian Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG18 Rembrandt Viridian Pigment Database Green Paint Swatch PG18 Lukas 1862 watercolor VIRIDIAN pigment pg7 appearance batch difference swatch PG18 Lukas 1862 watercolor VIRIDIAN pigment swatch card paint watercolour green PG18 Da Vinci Viridian Pigment Database Green Paint Swatch PG18 Schmincke Horadam Viridian Pigment Database Green Paint Swatch PG18 Daniel Smith Viridian Pigment Database Green Paint Swatch PG18 M Graham Viridian Green 2018 Second Batch Tube Fresh versus dry pan watercolor aquarelle PG18 M. Graham Viridian Pigment Database Green Paint Swatch PG18 Roman Szmal Viridian Green Aquarius Watercolor Paint Color Chart Swatch PG18 Qor Watercolor Viridian Green Pigment paint swatch card color chart granulating PG18 Holbein Watercolor Viridian Watercolour swatch color chart card pigment

 

PG18 Mixtures:
PV62 PG18 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Deep Sea Indigo Granulating Special Edition PG18 PB29 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Deep Sea Green Granulating Special Edition PG18 PG7 Jackson's store brand Viridian smooth pigment database sennelier art color swatch card PBr7 PG18 Grumbacher Academy Green Earth Hue Watercolor Swatch Card PG23 PG18 PB28 Winsor and Newton Professional Terre Verte Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PO73 PB29 PG18 Paul Rubens Tube Watercolor Royal Purple Swatch Card Color Chart PB29 PG18 Paul Rubens Tube Watercolor Royal Purple Swatch Card Color Chart PO73 PB29 PG18 Paul Rubens Hint of Glitter Pan Set Watercolor Moonlight Purple Swatch Card Color Chart PB29 PG18 PR177 Da Vinci Artemis Moonglow Dupe Look-A-Like Watercolor PB29 PG18 PR177 Daniel Smith Moonglow Watercolor Lightfast Fugitive Pigment Database PB29 PG18 PR177 Daniel Smith Moonglow Watercolor PAN versus Tube masstone

 

PG19 Cobalt Green Pale:

Rare, lightfast, variable granulation, can be difficult to re-wet. Rembrandt used to carry this color but has discontinued it. It is extremely similar to PG50 Cobalt Greens (not teal or turquoise variants), but PG50 seems more reliable as well as common and sometimes more affordable. MaimeriBlu, Roman Szmal and Lukas all carry quite nice alternatives that look nearly identical to Schmincke's Cobalt Green Pure. Daniel Smith has superior granulation, but is also very unstable in the tube. It has browned over time and has separated from it's binder to an unusually drastic degree over the course of about a year. For some reason the binder has also turned a very deep brown color and all remaining pigment is stained - see second swatch. I do not believe this was a fluke, as a recently purchased dot card from D.Smith also reflected brown binder and discolored PG19. I have also included a second swatch for Schmincke's version, because this pigment once dry in the pan is difficult to reach masstone strength that was easy to achieve fresh from the tube. PG19 contains a touch of zinc, being minorly different from the touch of titanium in PG50's versions (both being for the most part made of Cobalt). I have not had any re-wettability or instability issues with PG50, therefore recommend that pigment instead.

PG19 Daniel Smith DRY PAN Watercolor Cobalt Green Pale Art Pigment Database PG19 Daniel Smith TUBE Watercolor Cobalt Green Pale Art Pigment Database PG19 Schmincke Horadam PAN Watercolor Cobalt Green Pure Art Pigment Database PG19 Schmincke Horadam TUBE Watercolor Cobalt Green Pure Art Pigment Database

PG19 Mixtures:
PY3 PG7 PG19 PW18 Shinhan Korean Color A Opal Green Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG19 PBr6 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Tundra Green Art Pigment Database

 

PG23 Green Earth:

PG23 Old Holland Classic Watercolors Green Earth swatch pigment dark paint art pro grade PG23 Roman Szmal Aquarius Watercolor Glauconite Color Swatch Granulating 

PG23 Mixtures:
PG23 PG18 PB28 Winsor and Newton Professional Terre Verte Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG23 Winsor and Newton Professional Terre Verte YS Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PG24 Ultramarine Green Genuine: Fugitive. A version of Ultramarine that went into production during the 1820s, but is no longer mass manufactured. This color is created as a step in the process of making Ultramarine Blue, before heating further with sulfur. With that in mind, it's possible that the sun's heat (not just UV light) during lightfast testing helped speed this hue change:
Kremer Pigments watercolor ultramarine green pg24 pg55 fading fugitive lightfast test
Its popularity and demand dwindled by the 1960s. Kremer Pigments, a German based dry pigment supplier who also offers a small collection of rare ready-made watercolor paints, is the only large business currently offering PG24. It is very opaque and is similar to Cobalt Green Deep in masstone. The color separates to expose an ultramarine blue color when salt is applied, suggesting color separation as well as granulation when used in very wet washes. The green fades with UV exposure, almost entirely returning to a standard Ultramarine Blue color within 6 months of window light.
PG24 Kremer Pigments Ultramarine Green Ready Made Watercolor Paint Swatch Card

 

PG26 Cobalt Chromite Green:
PG26 Paul Rubens Standard Pan set Turquoise Deep pigment art watercolor medium transparent color separation PG26 Winsor and Newton Professional Cobalt Green Deep Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG26 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Green Dark Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PG26 Mixtures:

PBr6 PG26 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Brown Granulating Special Edition PB29 PG18 PR177 Daniel Smith Moonglow Watercolor PAN versus Tube masstone

PG36 Phthalocyanine Green YS:

PG36 Winsor and Newton Professional Winsor Green YS Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG36 Turner Watercolor Phthalo Green YELLOW SHADE Color Art Pigment Database Swatch Card 

PG36 Mixtures:

PG36 PY74 Paul Rubens Standard Pan set Yellow Green pigment art watercolor medium transparent color separation PG36 PY74 Paul Rubens Hint of Glitter Pan Set Watercolor Yellow Green Swatch Card Color Chart PG36 PY3 PY74 Paul Rubens Standard Pan set Permanent Green art swatch card color pigment database stain test masstone diluted PG36 PY3 PY150 Daniel Smith Watercolor Green Gold Art Pigment Database PG36 PY150 Mission Gold Watercolor Sap Green Art Pigment Database PG36 PY110 Winsor and Newton Professional Permanent Sap Green Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG7 PG36 PW6 Egg Shells A Gallo Malachite hue water color pigment database swatch test card light fast PY110 PG36 Winsor and Newton Professional Hooker's Green Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG36 PBk7 Liquitex Basics Acrylic Deep Green color separating granulating pigment shimmer metallic PY150 PO48 PG36 PY3 Daniel Smith Watercolor Hooker's Green Art Pigment Database PG36 PBr25 PY150 Mission Gold Watercolor Hooker's Green Art Pigment Database PG36 PY110 Turner Watercolor Sap Green Color Pigment Database Swatch Card PY150 PG36 PY65 Mission Gold Watercolor Greenish Yellow Art Pigment Database PY150 PG36 PBr23 Sennelier Pro Watercolor Olive Green Art Pigment Database PG36 PY150 PR112 Mission Gold Watercolor Olive Green Art Pigment Database

PG39 Copper Carbonate Hydroxide:
Malachite is a chemically unstable pigment. Similarly to Vivianite and Azurite, it is prone to yellowing over time when exposed to acids and certain environmental factors (atmospheric sulfides). This can include chemical interactions with honey or any acidic binder additives. I've heard from other artists that metal interactions are also possible (paint tubes or the processing on metal rollers in paint making factories) which may cause Malachite to oxidize or harden. For Roman Szmal the paint is immediately poured into dry pans, not into metal tubes. In addition to honey, there may be other possible acidic binder additives or even brief exposure to chemicals in nearby paints at the factory that was enough to cause long term continual yellowing over time. Over the coarse of a year or more, bands of yellow layering developed throughout the paint. I had purchased an extra Kremer pigment malachite pan, which was stored in a sealed plastic bag for about 2 years away from other paints in my collection. It is completely yellowed and unusable at this time indicating problems started with a process at the factory/as a result of honey in the binder (not from anything within artist control). Malachite may experience a quicker hue shift due to high humidity/PH changes or acids carried in air pollution, with this issue being reported to me multiple times from artists living in "humid climates". It is not unusual for humidity to accelerate hue shifts and fading in other pigments as well. The pans continue to yellow over time... but once painted on paper there does not appear to be continual yellowing (swatch cards remain their initial pale cool green over the years). The act of painting on paper primarily removed humidity from the equation.

 

Malachite pigment watercolor mineral unstable chemical changes yellowing fugitive lightfast

 

It is rated as "lightfast" because the color changes are a result of chemical interactions, not UV light fading. This problematic pigment was discontinued in Daniel Smith's paints many years ago, but is now offered by Roman Szmal, Paul Rubens, Kremer Pigments and small business handmade paint makers (such as Etsy PoemsAboutYou, SelahPaintCo, Oto Kano, Pigment Lab etc). It appears that each brand with drastic yellowing over time used honey in the binder (brands without honey only had hardening issues instead of yellowing). Paul Rubens is my only sample that has lasted several years without signs of discoloration and it's the only one made without honey in the binder. Malachite is a very weak / pale color, you can achieve similar looking hues that also granulate by diluting Cobalt Green watercolors heavily with water (see Winsor and Newton's PG50 below). Malachite as a stone or powder can be stable for many years (possibly several thousands) when in controlled environments protected from chemical interactions. No matter why it yellows, the likeliness of a color change is too great for those who desire stability in their paints.

 

Malachite Gemstone Roman Szmal Aquarius Watercolor Natural Mineral Color Swatch Granulating

 

 

PG50 Cobalt Titanate Green:
Lightfast, opaque, granulation texture varies by pigment particle size. Also see PB28 and PB36 for very similar hues, also made with mostly Cobalt and different trace minerals. PG50 can vary from deep green, teal to blue. It is a heavier pigment that has a tendency to gently granulate and settle in mixtures. It's great for making color separating mixtures with pink pigments, such as PV19 Quin Rose or PR233 Potter's Pink. In it's grassy green form, colors labeled as "Cobalt Green" are much more stable and easy to re-wet than the more rare PG19 variety. 
PG50 Utrecht Watercolor Cobalt Teal Art Pigment Database PG50 Schmincke Horadam Cobalt Turquoise Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG50 Daniel Smith Watercolor Cobalt Teal Blue PG50 Pigment Database Swatch Card PG50 Roman Szmal Aquarius Watercolor Cobalt Teal PG50 Pigment Database Swatch Card PG50 Winsor and Newton Professional Cobalt Turquoise Light Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG50 Old Holland Classic Watercolor Cobalt Blue Turquoise Light pigment swatch database card color separation swatch  PG50 Winsor and Newton Professional Cobalt Green Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PG50 Turner Watercolor Cobalt Green Art Pigment Database PG50 Maimeri Blu Watercolor Swatch Cobalt Green Light bright granulating rare database pigment hue color vibrant opaque PG50 Roman Szmal Aquarius Watercolor Cobalt Green Light Art Pigment Database PG50 Maimeri Blu Watercolor Cobalt Green Deep Art Pigment Database PG50 Lukas Watercolor Cobalt Green Art Pigment Database

 

PG50 Mixtures:
PG50 PV19 Roman Szmal Aquarius Watercolor Misty Morning Color Swatch Granulating PG50 PV16 PB29 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Deep Sea Blue Granulating Special Edition PB29 PG50 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Blue Granulating Special Edition PG50 PB29 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Galaxy Blue Granulating Special Edition PB35 PG50 PB15 Old Holland Classic Watercolors Manganese Blue Extra pigment swatch rare mineral paint art professional PG50 PV16 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Turquoise Granulating Special Edition PR233 PG50 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Green Granulating Special Edition PB36 PG50 Turner Watercolor Cobalt Turquoise Color Pigment Database Swatch Card

 

NG2 Sap Green:
NG2 A Gallo Buckthorn Green natural plant water color pigment database swatch test card light fast

 

Amazonite Genuine: Lightfast mineral pigment. Daniel Smith offers this pigment in watercolor and it is otherwise rarely used in paint making.
Mineral Daniel Smith Amazonite Genuine Watercolor gemstone rare color swatch database pigment

 

Diopside Genuine: Lightfast mineral pigment. Daniel Smith offers this pigment in watercolor and it is otherwise rarely used in paint making. Can be easily replicated in mixtures using PG7, PBk11 and PBr11 (similarly to Green Apatite).
Mineral Daniel Smith Diopside Genuine Watercolor gemstone rare color swatch database pigment

 

Fuchsite Genuine: Lightfast mineral pigment. Daniel Smith offers this pigment in watercolor and it is otherwise rarely used in paint making. Can be easily replicated using PG7 and Mica PW20.
Mineral Daniel Smith Fuchsite Genuine Watercolor gemstone rare color swatch database pigment

 

Green Apatite Genuine: Lightfast mineral pigment. Daniel Smith offers this pigment in watercolor and it is otherwise rarely used in paint making. Can be easily replicated (I like to mix PBr11 and PBk11 first to make the granulating dark brown, then add in a green - I mix PY150 and PB15:3).
Mineral Daniel Smith Green Apatite Genuine Watercolor sparkle glitter gemstone rare color swatch database pigment

 

Jadeite Genuine: Lightfast mineral pigment. Daniel Smith offers this pigment in watercolor and it is otherwise rarely used in paint making. Very staining, performs like PG7/PBk11.
Mineral Daniel Smith Jadeite Genuine Watercolor gemstone rare color swatch database pigment

 

Kingman Green Turquoise: Rare, as far as I know only Daniel Smith turns this mineral into paint. Lightfast, granulating, weak mixer. Mined near Kingman Arizona USA.
Daniel Smith Kingman Green Turquoise Granulate Mineral Gem Stone Pigment Database Swatch Card

 

Serpentine Genuine: Lightfast mineral pigment. Daniel Smith offers this pigment in watercolor and it is otherwise rarely used in paint making.

 

 

Easily replicated by more common pigments. You can use PY150, PB15:3 and PBr11 as demonstrated in the video above. 
Mineral Daniel Smith Serpentine Genuine Watercolor gemstone rare color swatch database pigment

 

Zoisite Genuine: This mineral is rarely used in paint making, Daniel Smith has the only commercially available watercolor I found. Heavily granulating deep near-black green. 
Rare Mineral Daniel Smith Watercolor Zoisite Genuine Color Pigment Granulating Swatch Database Card

 

 

Swatch card template available for download here, or get the rubber stamp here. Swatch cards were painted on Legion Black or Arches Cold Press 100% cotton watercolor paper. Paper and brushes are available at Jackson's or Amazon here:

 

 

 

I buy most of my art supplies at Blick or Jackson's art materials.

 

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I use affiliate links only to stores I have personally shopped with. When available I'll include multiple reputable stores so you can compare and decide where you'd like to shop. Dick Blick ("DB" links below) is a large art supply chain store here in the USA that ships worldwide. Jackson's ("Jack" links below) is a great UK based art supply store which also ships worldwide, but carries some harder to find European products with quick low cost shipping to the USA. Amazon USA ("Ama" links below) often offers unique brands, including small business and Chinese off brand watercolor sets, that can not be found anywhere else. As an Amazon associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

Arches 100% cotton cold press 140# watercolor paper is one of the most durable surfaces for technical pen, scrubbing and lifting. It's surface sizing (coating) and texture is a good middle ground compared to the extremes of different brands. Due to these traits, and it being around for long enough to be the most commonly recommended paper for professionals, all of my swatches are done on this paper for consistency. Only white (and mica paints that do not show up on white) use the Legion Black paper instead. I buy my arches paper at Blick, and if you are in the USA this is likely the most affordable place to buy it: https://shrsl.com/2765w

 

Daniel Smith watercolors -- available on DB, Jack or Ama.
Rembrandt watercolors -- available on DB in Pans or TubesJack or Ama.
Rosa Gallery is a small company from the Ukraine and can be hard to find. I found mine on Etsy for USA, ArtMiranda for Spain/Import.

 

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