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Artist reference guide to Red pigments in art supplies. Color chart swatch cards of common pigments in watercolor, acrylic paint, inks and pencils. Includes lightfast or fugitive information, index by pigment number code, brand, manufacturer color name, how the color appears in masstone (full strength) or diluted (with water). Each image displays opacity, lifting (erasing with a damp brush), and layering (glazing a second coat after the first has dried).

 

PR3 , PR12 , PR19 , PR23 , PR48:1 , PR83 , PR101 , PR102 , PR108 , PR122 , PR146 , PR170:1 , PR171 , PR176 , PR177 , PR179 , PR184 , PR188 , PR202 , PR206 , PR209 , PR233 , PR254 , PR264     

Natural, antiquity, mineral or unique red pigments:  NR9

 

 

Grayscale swatch card information panel

 

PR3 Toluidine Red:
PR3 Shinhan Korean Color A Carmine 2 Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR3 Mixes:
PR3 PR12 Shinhan Korean Color A Crimson 1 Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR3 PR184 Shinhan Korean Color A Crimson 2 Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR12 Permanent Bordeaux TRR:

 

PR12 Mixes:
PR3 PR12 Shinhan Korean Color A Crimson 1 Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR19 Arylide Maroon:

 

PR19 Mixes:
PR19 PW6 WHITE NIGHTS WATERCOLOR MAGNOLIA NEW PASTEL SWATCH CARD

 

PR23 Naphthol Red Dark:
PR23 Prima Art Philosophy Confetti Cherry Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR23 Mixes:
PR23 PW6 Prima Art Philosophy Confetti Pink Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR48:1 Permanent Red BB [FIAT]:

 

PR48:1 Mixes:
PR48:1 PR108 Shinhan Korean Color A Scarlet Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR83 Alizarin Crimson:
PR83 Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor Alizarin Crimson Color Chart Swatch Card PR83 Daniel Smith Alizarin Crimson Fugitive Pigment Rose Red UV Lightfast Test Fading Art

 

PR83 Mixes:

 

PR101 Synthetic Iron Oxide Red:
PR101 Winsor and Newton Professional Burnt Sienna Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR101 Winsor and Newton Professional Venitian Red Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR101 Winsor and Newton Professional Indian Red Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR101 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Burnt Sienna Transparent Red Iron Oxide Pigment PR101 Rosa Gallery Watercolor English Red Iron Oxide Indian Handprint Pigment Swatch Color Chart PR101 Winsor and Newton Professional Caput Mortuum Violet Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart 

 

PR101 White Nights Watercolor Caput Mortum

 

PR101 Mixes:
PY42 PR101 Winsor and Newton Professional Raw Sienna Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR101 PY150 PR206 Sennelier Pro Watercolor Quinacridone Gold Art Pigment Database PY150 PR101 Schmincke Horadam Watercolor Quinacridone Gold Hue Art Pigment Database  

 

PY65 PB15:6 PR101 Winsor and Newton Professional Olive Green Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR101 PW6 Rosa Gallery Naples Rose Watercolor Paint Pigment Database Handprint Color Chart PBr7 PR101 PY42 Winsor and Newton Professional Burnt Umber Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart 

 

PR101 PBk9 Schmincke Horadam Burnt Sienna Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR101 PO20 Shinhan Korean Color A Burnt Sienna Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR101 PBr7 Paul Rubens Hint of Glitter Pan Set Watercolor Umber Swatch Card Color Chart 

 

PR101 PBk6 Winsor and Newton Professional Van Dyke Brown Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PY42 PR101 PBk7 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Mars Brown handprint database color chart Pigment PBk7 PR101 Winsor and Newton Professional Sepia Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR102 Natural Red Iron Oxide:

PR102 Winsor and Newton Professional Light Red Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR102 Roman Szmal Aquarius Watercolor Hematite Brown Shade Color Swatch Granulating PR102 Roman Szmal Aquarius Watercolor Hematite Violet Shade Color Swatch Granulating

PR102 Mixes:
PY42 PBK8 PW6 PETERSBURG OCHRE WHITE NIGHTS WATERCOLOR PAINT PIGMENT SWATCH CARD PR102 PBk8 White Nights Watercolor Van Dyke Brown PR102 PBK7 PW6 WHITE NIGHTS PEARL GREY WATERCOLOR GRAY NEUTRAL PIGMENT SLATE

 

PR108 Cadmium Red:
PR108 Winsor and Newton Professional Cadmium Scarlet Watercolor Swatch Card PR108 Schmincke Horadam Cadmium Red Light Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR108 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Cadmium Red Medium Handprint Art Pigment Swatch Color Chart 

 

PR108 Winsor and Newton Professional Cadmium Red Watercolor Swatch Card PR108 Winsor and Newton Watercolor Cadmium Red Deep Professional Pigment Database

 

PR108 Mixes:
PY35 PR108 Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor Cadmium Yellow Deep Color Chart PY35 PR108 Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor Cadmium Orange Pigment Color Chart PR48:1 PR108 Shinhan Korean Color A Scarlet Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PO20 PR108 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Cadmium Red Light Handprint Pigment Swatch Color Chart

 

PR122 Quinacridone Magenta: An ideal primary mixing color, highly useful in creating vibrant purples when combined with PB15 and dynamic color separating mixtures with PG18 and PB29. This color is typically lightfast with independent studies from myself and Handprint rating it as LFI / BW7-8 in many brands. You may see LFIII ratings due to a single older ASTM test from 1999 that appears to be an error or anomaly. I have never seen any of the following swatched brands fade in any of my window tests in masstone or diluted ranges. However, there is potential for extremely diluted washes, or tints (such as when a small % of PR122 is mixed with PW6 to create a pale pastel pink) to fade slightly when exposed to direct sunlight for longer than 6 months. Note that Sennelier has self-rated their Helios Purple as 3 of 3 stars (and it is indeed LFI) yet they mention the ASTM LFIII rating as well. This may appear as conflicting information for those unaware of the error in the established ASTM rating. Top pick in my personal palette, see my FAVORITE LIGHTFAST PIGMENTS LIST.

 

PR122 Winsor and Newton Watercolor Professional Quinacridone Magenta Swatch Card Color Chart PR122 Roman Szmal Quin Pink Aquarius Watercolor Professional Poland Swatch Color Chart schmincke aqua drop primary red magenta pigment based liquid watercolor 

 

PR122 Sennelier Watercolor Helios Purple primary magenta mixing color paint pigment pr122 daniel smith quin lilac watercolor primary magenta pigment database swatch PR122 Pigment Roman Szmal Quin Magenta Primary Mixing Color Aquarius Watercolor Swatch

 

 pr122 white nights quin rose watercolor new 2017 magenta pigment database swatch pr122 rosa gallery watercolor magenta rose primary mixing red pink color chart PR122 Qor watercolor Quin magenta quinacridone golden paint color chart swatch

 

PR122 Mixes:
PR122 PO13 PW6 Prima Art Philosophy Confetti Wild Rose Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR122 Winsor and Newton Watercolor Professional Opera Rose Neon Pink Fugitive Fluorescent Dye Swatch Card PR122 Fugitive Dye White Nights Watercolor Neon Pink Opera 

 

PR122 Fluorescent Dye Opera Pink Watercolor Da Vinci Opus Vivid Pink Art Pigment Swatch PR122 Fluorescent Dye BV10 Rhodamine Rosa Gallery Opera Rose Watercolor Paint

 

PR146 Naphthol Red AS:
PR146 Prima Art Philosophy Confetti Carnation Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR146 Mixes:

 

PR170:1 Naphthol Red:
PR170:1 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Carmine Handprint Art Pigment Swatch Color Chart

 

PR170:1 Mixes:

 

PR171 Benzimidazolone Bordeaux:

pr171 daniel smith naphthamide maroon watercolor pigment database swatch card 

PR171 Mixes:

 

PR176 Benzimidazolone Carmine:

 

PR176 Mixes:
PB36 PB29 PR176 PV19 Roman Szmal Aquarius Watercolor Shadow Violet Light Color Swatch Granulating

 

PR177 Anthraquinone Red:
PR177 Paul Rubens Hint of Glitter Pan Set Watercolor Madder Red Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR177 Mixes:

PR177 PR264 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Madder Red Handprint Art Pigment Swatch Color Chart PBr7 PR177 PBk7 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Sepia Transparent handprint color chart Pigment 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 PB29 PG18 PR177 Daniel Smith Moonglow Watercolor PAN versus Tube masstone

 PB15:1 PR177 PBk7 Rosa Gallery Neutral Black Watercolor Art Pigment Database Tube Pan Color Chart

PR179 Perylene Maroon:

PR179 Winsor and Newton Professional Perylene Maroon Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR179 Grumbacher Academy Perylene Maroon Watercolor Swatch Card 

PR179 Mixes:
PV19 PR179 Schmincke Horadam Madder Red Dark Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart 

 

PR184 Permanent Rubine F6G:

 

PR184 Mixes:
PR3 PR184 Shinhan Korean Color A Crimson 2 Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart 

 

PR188 Napthol Scarlet Lake:
PR188 Winsor and Newton Professional Scarlet Lake Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart

 

PR188 Mixes:

 

PR202 Quinacridone Crimson:

 

PR202 Mixes:
pr202 pb29 daniel smith permanent violet watercolor color separating pigment swatch card

 

PR206 Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet:

PR206 Winsor and Newton Professional Brown Madder Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart 

PR206 Mixes:
PR206 PV19 PY150 Winsor and Newton Professional Quinacridone Gold Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR101 PY150 PR206 Sennelier Pro Watercolor Quinacridone Gold Art Pigment Database PY150 PR206 Da Vinci Watercolor Quinacridone Gold Art Pigment Database 

 

PY150 PR206 American Journey Cheap Joe's Watercolor Quinacridone Gold Deep Art Pigment Database PV19 PR206 Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor Permanent Alizarin Crimson Color Chart Swatch Card

 

PR209 Quinacridone Red: A useful red for florals and mixing with other colors, particularly for recreating dupes of Daniel Smith's Moonglow and Roman Szmal's Misty Morning (see my favorite lightfast pigments page for mixing examples). This color can look like a warm red when used side by side with cool Magenta PR122 or Permanent Rose PV19. It looks cool when next to warmer reds like Winsor Red PR254 and Cadmium PR101. It is often easy to spot in a sea of reds because of its tendency to dilute into a punchy coral pink color. LFI-II with very little to no fading after one year in window UV tests. A very subtle shift in extremely diluted range after prolonged direct sunlight (year +) is the reason it often carries a LFII rating. Some brands label PR209 as LFI, but I have not noticed any variances in actual LF test results between brands at this time.

 

PR209 winsor and newton watercolor quin red quinacridone cherry coral pigment swatch PR209 Sennelier Quinacridone Red Watercolor Lightfast Pigment List Database PR209 Daniel Smith Quinacridone Coral Watercolor Lightfast Pigment List Database 

 

PR209 Da Vinci Quinacridone Red Watercolor Lightfast Pigment List Database PR209 Mission Gold Cherry Red Watercolor Lightfast Pigment List Database PR209 M Graham Quinacridone Red Watercolor Lightfast Pigment List Database

 

PR209 Holbein Quin Scarlet Watercolor Professional Japan Swatch Color Chart PR209 Roman Szmal Cherry Quin Red Aquarius Watercolor Professional Poland Swatch Color Chart

 

PR209 Mixes:
PY150 PR209 Pigment Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor New Gamboge Color Database PO48 PY150 PR209 Daniel Smith Watercolor Quinacridone Sienna Art Pigment Database PY150 PR209 PBr23 Sennelier Pro Watercolor Chinese Orange Art Pigment Database

 

PR233 Chrome Tin Pink (Potter's Pink):
PR233 Winsor and Newton Professional Potter's Pink Watercolor Swatch Card Color Chart PR233 Roman Szmal Aquarius Watercolor Potter's Pink Color Swatch Granulating

 

PR233 Mixes:

PR233 PB29 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Galaxy Violet Granulating Special Edition PR233 PG50 Schmincke Professional Watercolor Glacier Green Granulating Special Edition

PR254 Pyrrole Red:
pr254 pigment china red paul rubens watercolor color chart swatch card PR254 Winsor and Newton Professional Winsor Red Watercolor Swatch Card

 

PR254 Mixes:

 

PR264 Pyrrole Red Rubine:
PR264 Winsor and Newton Professional Winsor Red Deep Watercolor Swatch Card

 

PR264 Mixes:

PY151 PY42 PR264 Rosa Gallery Quin Gold Watercolor Paint Pigment Database Handprint Color Chart PR177 PR264 Rosa Gallery Watercolor Madder Red Handprint Art Pigment Swatch Color Chart 

NR9 Madder Lake:
NR19 Winsor and Newton Professional Watercolor Rose Madder Genuine Color Chart Swatch Card

 

NR9 Mixes:

 

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:

 

 

 

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The following affiliate links are to places I have purchased my art materials. 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

 

Alpha by brand shopping directory:

 

Daniel Smith watercolors -- available on DB, Jack or Ama.
Rembrandt watercolors -- available on DB in Pans or TubesJack or Ama.
Rosa Gallery can be found through the following links: 12 set, 24 set, 21 pans in tin, 28 pans in tin, and if none of those sellers are still active or ship to your country you can try the manufacturers website here

 

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