Roman Szmal : Aquarius : Watercolor Paint

SKU: P-WRAF

From $3.70

(52 reviews)

A range of exceptional quality watercolors made using the best pigments carefully sourced from across the world. The majority of colors are single pigment paints.

  • 180 colors available
  • Professional quality
  • Made with gum arabic, glycerin, linden honey, distilled water, and pure pigments
  • Each pan is filled by hand
  • Made in Poland
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Aquarius is a range of artist quality watercolors made by Roman Szmal. The majority of Roman Szmal colors are single pigment paints, which ensures clean mixing and lets artists easily create their own palettes.

Each color is made with high-quality gum arabic and glycerin, linden honey, distilled water and pure pigments. Every pan is hand-filled and labelled with watercolor paper.

The range contains a few unique tones such as PY61, PY168, PY181, PV37, PBr23 or PBk32. The 42 Earth Shades are made from natural earths, not synthetic iron oxides, and these pigments are found in many different places around the world. Some unique shades are created exclusively by Roman Szmal, such as Aquarius Green, Przybysz's Grey, Ocean Blue, Shadow Violet, Green Gold, and Olive Green.

Colors are made in small batches that allow them to be carefully checked. Every batch is tested for performance qualities: vibrancy, flowing abilities, viscosity, color value, transparency, granulation, undertone, tinting strength, clarity, and particle size. For each color, Roman Szmal select the perfect grind to match the particle size.

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Product CodeP-WRAF
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QualityExcellent
VeganNon Vegan

Reviews 5

(52 reviews)

Outstanding paints

These paints are of outstanding quality and beauty. They are an excellent price and value and essential to my palette. The number of pure pigment colors aids in mixing and provides limitless options.

Shelly
 

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Big fan of this brand, a few of the colors are now staples in my portable sketching kit, and my portrait palette (namely Transparent Gold Ochre, Transparent Brown, and Perylene Maroon). Amazing selection of single-pigment colors that cover the entire rainbow spectrum. I will however detract one star because their lightfastness information is not always accurate. Like Daniel Smith, they rate PR177 as blue wool 7/8 in their chart and PR176 as BW7, while in fact both visibly fade in tints and lose their strong saturation within a few months in a window test (in winter time), so they should be labeled BW6 at best. This fact puts me off from buying more purples, because all those BW8 ratings seem very suspicious.

Nela
 

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Cobalt Teal rewets beautifully and is highly pigmented. There are so many versions of PG50 and it depends entirely on the brand. Cobalt Teal by Daniel Smith leans slightly green with heavy granulation while Schmincke's is the most blue with medium granulation. Cobalt Teal by Roman Szmal is the greenest leaning of the 3 and makes the smoothest washes with minor granulation. They use the same pigment but each has it's own character and charm.

Ty
 

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Absolutely gorgeous

Esra
 

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I never cared for oranges until I tried this one! Very warm and fun to work with

Esra
 

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Not as warm as daniel smiths version yet very fun to work with

Esra
 

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Gorgeous cool deep red

Esra
 

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Little bit more saturated than your common sepias but I love it!

Esra
 

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Great for mixing and a wonderful substitute for a yellow in my palette

Esra
 

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It's not like your regular cerulean blue, it's a little bit more muted and different in hue yet so beautiful

Esra
 

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It's beautiful as it is but I love it even more for mixing! Gives very beautiful results

Esra
 

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So gorgeous even if you don't care for color separation the color on it's own is wonderful

Esra
 

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It's brighter and a little bit more warmer than your regular ultramarine

Esra
 

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Very lovely and pigmented Prussian blue

Esra
 

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So Beautiful! It's as gorgeous as the swatch on the website

Esra
 

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Very beautiful color separation

Esra
 

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So far one of the best dioxazine violets I've ever tried

Esra
 

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Very lovely purplish grey

Esra
 

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Absolutely gorgeous!

Esra
 

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Very beautiful green not too muted yet not too bright

Esra
 

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Not as punchy as I would like my reds to be but still quite beautiful

Esra
 

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When I first swatched it I was a bit disappointed but when I tried it again the color separation was much more obvious and gorgeous

Esra
 

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I love these watercolours, my favourite colour is misty morning as it has a beautiful granulation effect, highly recommend

Callum
 

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Made with PBk32, this version of Perylene Green is a bit brighter and more yellow than Daniel Smith's Perylene Green, which is made with PBk31. It's a very dusky, moody green that's useful for mixing shadows or can be mixed with a brighter color, like Nickel Azo Yellow, to create dynamic foliage colors.

Bronwyn V.
 

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SUPER easy rewet with a very high tinting strength. Somewhat green-gold in masstone and a bright, almost acid yellow in a wash. Very transparent. Good for glazing. A good mixer, but beware of the yellow stain that can be left behind when lifted.This color (PY150) is used in a LOT of modern convenience color mixes.

Bronwyn V.
 

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This cobalt blue is gorgeous. Slightly cooler/greener than, say, Daniel Smith's French Ultramarine, it positively glows off the paper. The granulation is fantastic. Like every Roman Szmal paint I've tried so far, it has great movement and is a joy to work with.

Bronwyn V.
 

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This is a great perylene violet! It’s such a moody color and it rewets very well, I’m happy I bought it and it’s a staple on my main palette.

SEB
 

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Been working with these paints about a year. They are so lovely and outperform some of the more expensive brands even on cheap paper. Highly recommend.

SS
 

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I do love these paints, good quality and easy to rewet

Ruth Rout
 

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It’s a good paynes grey. Resets very easily

Jay
 

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A really nice paint. I love the separation

Jay
 

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A great version of an Indian red. I really like it.

Jay
 

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Earth reds are my favourites. This one is very highly pigmented and very opaque

Jay
 

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Excellent. I love Roman Szmal’s PR101s

Jay
 

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A good quality burnt sienna

Jay
 

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It’s a good paint but maybe a bit yellow for my liking

Jay
 

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An interesting green. I think it might be useful for landscapes

Jay
 

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My favourite blue

Jay
 

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First time trying this pigment. Really impressed with the granulation.

Jay
 

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A beautiful paint. I love the granulation.

Jay
 

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A great cadmium red

Jay
 

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One of my favourites

Jay
 

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Not a color I used before but I quite like it.

Jay
 

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Excellent cadmium lemon

Jay
 

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Excellent yellow ochre at a great price

Jay
 

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A wonderful dark green. I love it!

Jay
 

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I loved this colour but I have found out that the colour chemically changes to yellow , so I wont be using this on any paintings I give as gifts or sell. Only used it inside my art pad and will see what happens. Kimberly Crick researched this colour and advised of this issue.

Ruth Rout
 

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I ordered Lemon Yellow, Quin Scarlet, Quin Pink, Pthalo Blue (green shade), and Transparent Brown to help fill out a split primary palette. Aside from the usual caveat of "Pop them in the freezer for a bit before unwrapping" they are perfect. Filled without overfilling. Highly pigmented, easy to rewet, brilliant colors.

Kris
 

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This color is not quite like anything else on my palette. It's cooler/greener than other cobalts and is pretty heavily granulating. I often use it with a second warmer blue to create simple skies. Roman Szmal, in general, has become a favorite brand of mine. Their paints rewet easily, move nicely and are mostly single pigment. Some people have complained about the waxed paper sticking to the surface of Roman Szmal paints, but if I pop my new paints in the freezer for about 20 minutes, I don't have much trouble getting the paper off cleanly.

Bronwyn V.
 

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Cobalt Turquoise from Roman Szmal has become one of my favorite paints to work with. The color is a beautiful, muted turquoise that looks great paired with Terra Rosa from M. Graham. Mixing with Daniel Smith’s Pyrrol Scarlet creates a great gray/neutral. It is very easy to rewet and has lovely movement. Highly recommend!

Bronwyn V.
 

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Love the depth and separation of this beautiful paint. Looking forward to using and experimenting more with it. Btw, if you are looking for a nice tin to store your Roman Szmal paints, I use the FineTec : Empty Metal Watercolor Box - I can fit 29 RS full pans in the 12 pan tin - I use blu tack to hold the pans in place and it has 4 nice mixing areas.

Tal
 

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Love how this colour mutes other colours. Beautiful and interesting to try in mixtures - I'm still experimenting with it. Btw, if you are looking for a nice tin to store your Roman Szmal paints, try the FineTec : Empty Metal Watercolor Box - I can fit 29 RS full pans in the 12 pan tin - I use blu tack to hold the pans in place .

Tal
 

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