Here I present my color swatches. I'll be adding new swatches every time I try a new color. The main purpose of creating the swatches is to compare different colors. Many paint names from different brands refer to exactly the same colors. Knowing that can save money. Also, there are some colors from different brands with exactly the same pigment, but the colors vary significantly (compare pigment PV19). Note: The colors shown in my swatches may vary slightly from the real ones due to monitor settings, although I have tried to make them as much similar as possible to the originals.
Daniel Smith's Primatek series watercolor paints are made of natural pigments which come from, among others, precious stones; for example, Jadeite Genuine. Some of these colors have special features; they look like they were sprinkled with brocade. On the photos below you can see from the left: Bronzite Genuine, Red Fuchsite Genuine, Sugilite Genuine, Amethyst Genuine, Kyanite Genuine, and Fuchsite Genuine.
Some watercolor paints are granulating. This means that the pigments separate from the binder and settle into the “valleys” of the paper. As it dries in the “valleys” it leaves a grainy texture. We can achieve beautiful effects with these paints.