Hematite Violet Genuine S3 Daniel Smith Watercolour 15ml

Original price was: R395.00.Current price is: R375.00.

Hematite stones are milled to a fine pigment to create this stunning watercolor. Rich and shadowy violet washes are studded with a pattern of deep granulation. Bring excitement to neutral tones with this PrimaTek pigment – driftwood, tree bark, and rocky cliffs come alive with texture and drama. Be inspired by this rugged violet that stays true with excellent light fastness. 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 thin wash, it is a beautiful reddish, violet gray, thick or thin, Hematite Violet mixes wonderfully with other colours. Hematite or the traditional Greek name, Bloodstone – when you paint, you can almost feel the pounding of the battle drums as ancient warriors covered their bodies with Hematite in the belief that they would be protected from mortal wounds. According to lore and superstition, large surface deposits of Hematite mark the site of hard fought battles, where the blood of fallen soldiers flowed into the ground.


  • Daniel Smith watercolours are the worldwide leaders of watercolour for artists with an extensive range of colours.
  • Many colours are traditional colours relied upon by artist and there are many truly unique colours made only by Daniel Smith.
  • These watercolours are formulated to meet and exceed the highest industry standards for the manufacture of artist’s paints, and every batch made is tested and analyzed for its performance qualities.
  • Cadmium hues have been developed by Daniel Smith that are safe and vibrant with the density and richness of cadmium but without the cadmium pigment – they offer identical colour to the original cadmium but are cleaner and stronger in tints with the working properties of staining power, semi transparency and lightfastness being nearly identical to the low soluble cadmiums previously manufactured by Daniel Smith.
  • Quinacridone colours which were developed for the automotive industry due to there extreme lightfastness and durability and been developed by Daniel Smith into a range with brilliant colour and luminous transparency.
  • Prima Tek colours are made from minerals that have been ground into pigments, mixed with gum Arabic and then milled into Prima Tek colours – these are often semi-precious minerals such as Lapis Lazuli Genuine, Piemontite Genuine and Serpentine Genuine which have wonderful granulating effects.
  • Luminescent watercolours have special optical effects for subjects that sparkle, sheen or have a reflective glow.
  • Colours not available in store and online may be ordered in as per customer requests.
  • 15ml tube.
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SKU: DS284600157 Category:

Pigment: Genuine Hematite | Series: 3
Lightfastness: I – Excellent
Transparency: Semi-Transparent
Staining: 2-Low Staining
Granulation: Granulating

Daniel Smith Watercolours are formulated to meet and exceed the highest industry standards for the manufacture of artist’s paints, and every batch made is tested and analyzed for its performance qualities:

Colour value
Tinting strength
Particle size

Watercolour FAQ’s
Why are some colours of watercolours easy to wash away after drying and other colours are not?
The fact that some colours remain on the paper and can only be partially washed away is due to the type of pigment (particle size) and/or the quality of the paper used.

How do you create bleeding with watercolour?
The bleeding technique is similar to the wet into wet technique (wetting your paper first with water, or painting into a wet area of colour), only instead of laying your brush on the surface, let the colour drip from above one into the next.
Tip – To control the bleed area, pre-wet only where you want the colour to go first.

Does a watercolour have to be varnished?
It is not absolutely necessary to varnish a watercolour, but varnish helps you protect your work from moisture and dirt. Remember that Watercolour Paint is not waterproof, so remember to follow application instructions when varnishing your artwork. You can also choose not to varnish your work, and instead place it in a frame with UV-resistant glass.

What does “granulation” mean?
Granulation is a property of some pigments which refers to pigments in the paint combining together in small groups once applied. This produces a flocculated or curdled effect that brings life to the colour surface.

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