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Rembrandt watercolour has been renewed!
Discover the revolutionary new colours

Rembrandt watercolour has been renewed!

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Paint manufacturer Royal Talens proudly presents the renewed Rembrandt watercolour assortment! With an extension to a total of 120 colours and a range of colour improvements, Rembrandt now offers a rich and versatile palette with as many mono-pigmented colours as possible. A team of lab technicians, specialists and international artists worked on this project for more than two years.

What exactly is new and improved?

46 colours have been added and 38 of these have been formulated based on only one pigment. Thanks to that pure recipe, the colours are particularly brilliant and easy to mix into clear and clean mixing colours. A new range of reds and violets complements the colour range perfectly and with the addition of opaque white and oxyd black (a granulating black) beautiful mixing colours and effects can be achieved.

Colours with special effects have also been added, each with a special characteristic.

  • Dusk colours are formulated on the basis of a granulating black and a clear transparent colour, creating a unique granulating colour with dark granulation and a vibrant, even undertone.
  • Metallic colours look like a layer of precious metal in which the light reflects.
  • Interference colours have a uniform glow that is comparable to mother-of-pearl, with which surprising effects and highlights can be applied.
  • Chameleon colours change colour as soon as your viewing position or the light in your work changes.
  • Spark colours shine like a night sky with an irregular shine that results from the subtle differences in the size of the reflective pigment particles.

The 46 new Rembrandt watercolours

A total of 18 colours from the existing range have been improved. All cadmium colours and azo yellows are now mono-pigmented. We have also succeeded in finding better pigments for existing colours, which has improved their characteristics (503 - French Ultramarine, 231 – Gold ochre, 682 - Cobalt Turquoise) and three colours have changed slightly (535 - Ceruleum blue phtalo, 701 - Ivory black, 702 - Lamp black).

You can find an overview of all colours in the digital version of the new watercolour brochure. In it you will also find an interesting interview with Julia Barminova, in which she explains why she uses Rembrandt to paint the photorealistic watercolours she makes of harbours and seas.

The new range will be available from this summer at fine art shops near you.