Quinacridone Burnt Orange – Daniel Smith Watercolor | The Paint Show 22

Welcome to episode 22 of The Paint Show, in which I’ll present Quinacridone Burnt Orange, by Daniel Smith!

You can check out the full episode on YouTube, right here:

Me and Quinacridone Burnt Orange

I got this paint originally together with the Daniel Smith Secondary set, alongside Carbazole Violet and Undersea Green.

I really enjoyed this set, and I think it’s REALLY worth it in terms of the price. This is why I originally reviewed the entire set.

Then, I reviewed Carbazole Violet on the previous episode, and next week I hope to review Undersea Green as well!

I slowly got to love each and every one of these paints, and I wholeheartedly recommend getting them.

If you are interested in purchasing Quinacridone Burnt Orange, you can do so here (affiliate link): Quinacridone Burnt Orange – 15ml Tube.

If you want to get the entire set, you can do so here: Daniel Smith Secondary Set

(If you buy using these links you pay the exact same price, and I get a commission).

Paint Information

Here’s some more information about this paint.

  • Pigment: PO48 (Quinacridone Orange)
  • Series 2
  • Excellent Lightfastness
  • Transparent
  • Granulating
  • Low Staining

As this is a series 2 paint, it’s not the cheapest. On Amazon it goes for about 17$ (and the set is 24$, so you can understand why I recommend that…).

I love this paint’s transparency too. I usually use heavier and darker wash from the get (not aiming for multiple glazings), but this one just may make me try some of that.

I also like the relatively gentle granulation texture, and the fact it’s more easily liftable, as it’s low staining.

If I recall correctly PO48 should be staining. I’m not sure what Daniel smith did here, but this one seems to be low staining.


Here are some things I show in the video review…

A basic swatch and a quick wet-in-wet swatch.

Mixes with French Ultramarine and Sap Green (which Daniel Smith recommends doing).

And lastly, I attempt to recreate the paint. According to information I found online, this can be remixed by combining a yellow similar to PY150 and a red such as Quinacridone Rose (PV19) or Maroon Red (PR179).

I didn’t have a suitable yellow (PY150 is somewhat neutral), and so I used a combination of Lemon Yellow and New Gamboge, and mixed it with Quinacridone Rose.

The result is pretty nice!

Pretty similar, right?


I really enjoyed making this review for you. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment under the video or here on my website.

If you want to watch the full episode on YouTube, you can check it out here: Quinacridone Burnt Orange – The Paint Show – Episode 22

And again, If you wish to buy the tube, you can do so here: Quinacridone Burnt Orange Р15ml Tube.

And if you want to get the entire set, you can do so here: Daniel Smith Secondary Set

I hope you enjoyed this one, and I’ll talk to you again really soon!

– Liron

Carbazole Violet – Daniel Smith Watercolor | The Paint Show 21

In this episode of The Paint Show we’ll be looking at Carbazole Violet by Daniel Smith, which is an old favorite of mine!

Here’s the video on YouTube:

If you are interested in the written version, keep on reading (:

Carbazole Violet – Daniel Smith Watercolor | The Paint Show 21

I originally got this in the Daniel Smith Secondary set, which I highly recommend.

You can get the set here (affiliate link): Daniel Smith Secondary Set
Or the specific tube here (also affiliate link): Carbazole Violet 15ml Tube

Here’s what Daniel Smith say about this paint:

This slightly granular blue-violet is an intense, vibrant color with medium staining properties. A brushstroke of concentrated Carbazole Violet onto dry paper moves the pigment from black-violet to clear purple, and can invent an iris petal with each stroke. Add Indigo to Carbazole Violet, along with Quinacridone Rose or Anthraquinoid Red. Blot, squeegee and incise damp passages to created veins, variegated passages and highlights.

I did several paintings with the entire set, as well as this specific paint, and the thing I like the most about it is the insane range of values.

Here are some examples

It can go from really light to almost black. This is a really unique feature, and I don’t know of many paints that can do that.

And so, if you are interested in monochromatic paintings, or even doing a value matching exercise, this is a great tube to have.

Paint Info

Pigment: PV23 (Dioxazine Violet)
Excellent lightfastness, semi-transparent, non-granulating, medium staining.


Here is the swatch of paint going from light to dark (top), as well as the wet-in-wet swatch (bottom).

Notice the insane variety of values. This one gets REALLY dark. Also, notice the interesting patterns created in the wet-in-wet part (to get a better look at those, watch the original video HERE Рthis is a direct link to the wet-in-wet time stamp).

Based on Daniel Smith’s recommendation, I mixed this one with several paints. So from top to bottom, we got mixes with (1) Quinacridone Rose (2) Indigo (3) Phthalo Blue.

And here at the very bottom you can see what this looks like with the rest of the secondary set (Quinacridone Burnt Orange and Undersea Green).

And this is it!

I hope you enjoyed this review. I will try to share here on my website all of the new episodes of The Paint Show.

And I’ll talk to you soon.

– Liron