These Watercolours are made with the finest pigments to create a range of unique colours. These paints are available in 5ml and 20ml tubes.
Wallace Seymour created this range of watercolour paints in response to the changes in the paint manufacturing industry. They felt that over the last 10-15 years, the quality and availability of traditional colours in watercolour have decreased.
Wallace Seymour Vintage Watercolour range offers a range of colours to discerning artists who value quality.
£8.75 £7.44Indanthren Blue PB 60 Deep, intense, saturated synthetic blue pigment. Similar to natural indigo but much more intense and very lightfast. Transparent as a wash.
Lavande (PB 29)
Special French grade of Ultramarine Blue, slightly granular, very transparent. Permanent.
Ultramarine Blue Deep (PB29)
Pure Ultramarine Blue: the pigment is still manufactured in France according to tradition. Intense blue with excellent transparency.
Lapis Lazuli - De Luxe Genuine (PB29)
Highest quality Afghan Lapis, carefully prepared by hand to give the strongest and most clean blue possible. Natural ultramarine, prepared from selected stones of the best colour and free of impurities. Semi-transparent, granulates when diluted.
Lapis Lazuli - Genuine (PB29)
South American Lapis lazuli – a gentle mid shade natural ultramarine pigment, from the mineral stone. Pure, clean pigment – unique. Semi-transparent, granulates when diluted.
Lapis Ashes - Ultramarine Ashes - Genuine (PB29)
The residual “ washings” from lapis lazuli production produce a soft blue-grey pigment, which is very stable and gently transparent. As with all mineral colours, shows granulation when diluted.
Azurite Genuine, Bright Blue, Crystalline, Fine Quality PB 30
Natural Copper carbonate. Highest grade stones are used in the production of this pigment, carefully ground, washed and sieved by hand. Bright, deep blue shade, crystalline, granular. Semi-opaque.
Azurite Pale Pure Mineral Colour "Church Beck"
Natural mineral colour with variegated particle size (large grit is darker, pale grit is lighter in shade). Granulates when diluted and has textured finish. Semi-opaque. In former times, the Church Beck Mine in the Copper Mines Valley at Coniston yielded good quality Azurite and Malachite.
Egyptian Blue (PB 31)
Copper silicate. Artificial copper based pigment, from the English Potteries. Granular, soft blue-grey shade. Very good transparency.
Smalt, English, Blue Glass Frit, Original Recipe 1800s (PB 32)
Procued in small batches, according to early19C recipe. Granular, crystalline structure
Blue Verditer (Copper carbonate)
Synthetic Copper carbonate, produced in hand-made process, using Copper salts with wet lime (Buxton, Derbyshire) and water from Sheffield: blended at very cold temperature to develop the finished pigment. Bright but delicate blue, with crystalline, granular structure. Transparent.
Cobalt Blue (PB74)
Standard Cobalt Blue, semi-opaque showing slight granulation upon dilution. Very stable to light.
Cobalt Blue Deep (PB 72)
Bespoke production, from the English Potteries. Strong, deep blue shade, slightly granular as a wash. Semi-transparent. Permanent.
Tillyer Tees Blue (PB 36, PB 32)
Special shade, mixed for English artist William Tillyer. Granular – shows exquisite turquoise under shade when pulled with water into a wash. Colour named after River Tees, Cleveland, England.
Vivianite, Blue Ochre, pure mineral colour
Natural Russian earth colour, blue-violet shade. Slightly granular. Very lightfast, semi-transparent.
Woad, Natural (PB 1)
European Indigo, cultivated in Italy, processed in Italy by hand. Soft blue-grey as compared to Indigo genuine. Semi transparent.
Indigo, Natural (PB 1)
Natural Indigo, from India. Dense dark blue, quite permanent unless very strongly diluted or admixed with lots of white. Semi-transparent.
Indigo – hue (PBk 10) (PB 27)
Natural black clay, infused with Antwerp Blue.
Horton Blue (PB15)
Phthalocyanine Blue, very clean, pure intense blue, with excellent tinting strength. Very transparent, stable – lightfast.
Pure Phthalocyanine without additives.
Prussian Blue (PB27)
Very intense, high tinting strength with excellent transparency. Powerful staining colour. Green in shade when compared to Phthalocyanine Blue (Horton Blue)
Beara Blue (PR101, PY42, PB27)
A special blend of Prussian Blue, Italian Ochre and Italian Red Earth – a special ‘marine’ colour, initially created for painting the wild south west coast of Co. Kerry….
Wallace Blue (PB 15)
Special grade of Phthalocyanine Blue, slightly granular. Very lightfast, semi-transparent.
Cerulean Blue (PB35)
Semi-opaque metal mineral colour, which dilutes to a soft, slightly granular texture as a wash (showing greater translucency when diluted).
Ultramarine Turquoise, Ultramarine Green genuine (PB 29)
Very rare, finite pigment stock from long ceased production. Transparent, permanent, unique
Manganese Blue - hue (PB 15)
Our special formulation, based on a unique PB 15 pigment with a crystalline structure. Shows granulation upon dilution as a wash. Glowing, transparent.
Tillyer Turquoise (PB 36, PV 14)
Created to celebrate the 80th birthday of English Watercolour Painter William Tillyer. A unique blend of vibrant Cobalt Turquoise with Cobalt Violet: dilutes to form beautiful granulation and variegated colour.
Cobalt Turquoise Light - Genuine (PB36)
High key pure Cobalt Turquoise in its most vibrant form. We mill the pigment without filler to guarantee the most brilliant turquoise possible. Semi-opaque, shows granulation upon dilution.
Cobalt Turquoise Light -Deep Lustre (PB 36) (PBk 10)
Complex matrix of silver-graphite and intense pure Cobalt Turquoise Light. Dense, permanent, granular on dilution with transparency as a wash. Unique.
Dufy (PB 15, PG 7)
The painter and Designer Raoul Dufy often used transparent, luminous turquoise-blues. This saturated, intense blend of Phthalocyanine Blue and Green creates a unique shade of turquoise, with excellent transparency upon dilution.
Turquoise Pure Mineral Colour
Natural mineral colour, carefully ground by hand to create a soft, delicate turquoise shade, with a crystalline structure. Shows granulation when diluted.
Manganese Blue Genuine (PB 33)
Last produced in the English Potteries in the 1980s, pure, genuine Manganese Blue is highly prized by watercolourists for its delicate shade, propensity to granulation as a wash and good transparency.
Permanent. Finite pigment stock, available while stocks last.
Honister Green Slate Pale – Cumbria
Metamorphic slate from the famous Honister Slate Mine, still in production today. The cuttings from slate-making are carefully washed and sieved into a variety of cool green shades. Gentle granulation as a wash. Semi-transparent.
Oxford Bluestone - Green Earth (PG23)
Native earth, hand-dug, then carefully sieved and washed to gain this unique English ‘terre verte’. Heavy granulation. Transparent.
Ingleton Green Earth, North Yorkshire
Natural green-grey hard rock, from working quarry in Ingleton. Pulverised to a fine powder. Gentle pale cold green, with excellent granulation. Semi-transparent.
Malachite Pure Mineral Colour "Church Beck"
Copper carbonate mineral pigment, carefully prepared from premium quality bright Malachite. Semi-opaque. In former times, the Church Beck Mine in the Copper Mines Valley at Coniston yielded good quality Azurite and Malachite.
Bohemian Green Earth Genuine (PG 23)
Natural green earth, from Czech Republic. This highly prized ‘terre verte’ has very good tinting strength. Very transparent.
Volkonskoite Green Genuine, natural Russian green earth (PG 23)
Dark natural green earth, with excellent transparency. Very lightfast. Slightly granular.
Ochre with Vine Black: classic Renaissance blend to gain underpainting tone for flesh painting. Semi-opaque.
Terre Verte (Green Earth) (PG23)
Verde Brentonico, from the north of Italy.
Transparent, very fine.
Green Earth Light (PG 23)
Rare, delicate shade of natural green earth, from end stock of pigment – no longer produced. Transparent. Permanent
Vert Paolo Veronese (PG7)
Mixed green, with a cool, sharp shade. Semi-opaque but shows good transparency when diluted.
Cobalt Green Blue Oxide
Pure, gentle turquoise green. Semi-opaque, show granulation when diluted.
Permanent Green Lightest (PG7, PY3)
Intense mixed green with vivid yellow undertone.
Primaevera, Cadmium Green Light (PY 35) (PG 18)
Bespoke pigment production, English Potteries. Dense, opaque. Permanent.
Cobalt Green (PG50)
Mid green, semi-opaque, very lightfast.
Tillyer Esk Green (Nitroso-Smalt complex) (PB 32) (PG 8)
Special shade, mixed for English artist William Tillyer. Granular – shows lucid deep green under shade when pulled with water into a wash. Colour named after River Esk, North Yorkshire, England.
Chromium Oxide Green (PG17)
Deep, intense and saturated, opaque. Excellent covering power.
Kendal Green, Natural Plant Colour
Bespoke production of natural green, as used locally in production of textile garments in and around the mills of the Kent Valley in Westmorland. Ginesta and Indigo plant pigments are milled together to create the blend.
The colour may vary from batch to batch, according to tinting strength principally of the Ginesta. You can see this green in the works of Frances Towne – where the yellow component tends to fade a little, revealing more of the indigo blue. Semi-transparent.