St. Petersburg White Nights Watercolours

St. Petersburg White Nights Watercolours are extra-fine Russian watercolour paints. They have excellent pigment quality and high colour brilliance and luminosity. More

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semi-transparent semi-transparent opaque opaque transparent transparent very good lightfastness very good lightfastness adequate lightfastness adequate lightfastness good lightfastness good lightfastness one-pigment tone one-pigment tone Series Price series
Zinc white 100
100
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Zinc white
Lemon yellow 214
214
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Lemon yellow
Cadmium yellow lemon 203
203
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 2
Cadmium yellow lemon
Cadmium yellow medium 201
201
opaque
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 2
Cadmium yellow medium
Naples Yellow Light 219
219
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Naples Yellow Light
Aureolin 253
253
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 2
Aureolin
Yellow 211
211
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Yellow
Irgazin yellow 257
257
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 2
Irgazin yellow
Indian yellow 228
228
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Indian yellow
Naples yellow 209
209
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Naples yellow
Chrome orange 217
217
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Chrome orange
Golden yellow 216
216
transparent
good lightfastness
Series 1
Golden yellow
Naples Orange 254
254
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Naples Orange
Indian gold 244
244
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Indian gold
Cadmium orange 304
304
opaque
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 2
Cadmium orange
Orange lake 320
320
transparent
adequate lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Orange lake
Orange 315
315
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Orange
Titian red 226
226
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Titian red
Cadmium red light 302
302
opaque
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 2
Cadmium red light
Vermilion hue 312
312
transparent
adequate lightfastness
Series 1
Vermilion hue
Geranium Red 364
364
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Geranium Red
Scarlet 318
318
transparent
adequate lightfastness
Series 1
Scarlet
328
transparent
adequate lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Scarlet
Venetian red 357
357
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Venetian red
Quinacridone red 361
361
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Quinacridone red
Madder lake red light 313
313
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Madder lake red light
Ruby 323
323
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Ruby
Carmine 319
319
transparent
good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Carmine
Magenta 324
324
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Magenta
Red violet 609
609
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Red violet
Bordeaux Red 325
325
transparent
adequate lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Bordeaux Red
Venetian Purple 365
365
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Venetian Purple
Caput Mortuum 604
604
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Caput Mortuum
Perylene violet 627
627
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Perylene violet
Quinacridone violet pink 622
622
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Quinacridone violet pink
Rose 322
322
transparent
adequate lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Rose
Quinacridone violet 621
621
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Quinacridone violet
Ultramarine violet 613
613
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Ultramarine violet
Violet rose 608
608
transparent
adequate lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Violet rose
Violet 607
607
transparent
adequate lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Violet
Indigo 516
516
semi-transparent
good lightfastness
Series 1
Indigo
Blue lake 510
510
transparent
adequate lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Blue lake
Ultramarine 511
511
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Ultramarine
Ultramarine deep 521
521
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Ultramarine deep
Blue 515
515
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Blue
Cobalt blue 508
508
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 2
Cobalt blue
Cobalt Azure Blue 532
532
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 2
Cobalt Azure Blue
Prussian blue 518
518
transparent
good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Prussian blue
Blue 513
513
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Blue
Bright blue 509
509
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Bright blue
Cerulean blue 503
503
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 2
Cerulean blue
Azure blue 519
519
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Azure blue
Turquoise blue 507
507
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Turquoise blue
Cobalt chrome turquoise 533
533
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 2
Cobalt chrome turquoise
Cobalt Turquoise 531
531
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 2
Cobalt Turquoise
Original green 719
719
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Original green
Emerald green 713
713
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Emerald green
May Green 745
745
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
May Green
Yellow green 718
718
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Yellow green
Light green 717
717
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Light green
Sap green 716
716
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Sap green
Chromeoxide green 704
704
opaque
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Chromeoxide green
Green 725
725
transparent
good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Green
Green earth 730
730
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Green earth
Olive green 727
727
semi-transparent
good lightfastness
Series 1
Olive green
Yellow ochre 218
218
semi-transparent
good lightfastness
Series 1
Yellow ochre
Light ochre 206
206
Series 1
Light ochre
Raw sienna 405
405
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Raw sienna
Red ochre 309
309
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Red ochre
English red 321
321
opaque
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
English red
Schachnasarskaja red 311
311
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Schachnasarskaja red
Burnt sienna 406
406
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Burnt sienna
Burnt umber 408
408
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Burnt umber
Mars brown 412
412
transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Mars brown
Umber 418
418
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Umber
Sepia 413
413
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Sepia
Van Dyck brown 401
401
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Van Dyck brown
Payne's grey 812
812
semi-transparent
good lightfastness
Series 1
Payne's grey
Woroneschskaja black 806
806
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
one-pigment tone
Series 1
Woroneschskaja black
Ivory black hue 811
811
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Ivory black hue
Neutral black 805
805
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Neutral black
Lamp black 801
801
semi-transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Lamp black
Neon pink 368
368
opaque
adequate lightfastness
Series 1
Neon pink
Peach 256
256
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Peach
Coral 355
355
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Coral
Peony pink 366
366
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Peony pink
Rose quartz 367
367
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Rose quartz
Lilac 626
626
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Lilac
Lavender 625
625
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Lavender
Royal blue 528
528
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Royal blue
Mint 735
735
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Mint
Dune 255
255
opaque
very good lightfastness
Series 1
Dune
Copper 964
964
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 3
Copper
Bronze 963
963
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 3
Bronze
Light silver 961
961
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 3
Light silver
Dark silver 962
962
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 3
Dark silver
Aztec gold 968
968
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 3
Aztec gold
Inca gold 969
969
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 3
Inca gold
Antique gold 981
981
transparent
very good lightfastness
Series 3
Antique gold

St. Petersburg White Nights Watercolours are extra-fine Russian watercolour paints. They have excellent pigment quality and high colour brilliance and luminosity.

These St. Petersburg White Nights Watercolours contain natural binders including gum arabic and honey. They are highly light resistant and are ideal for all watercolour techniques. They offer an excellent price/performance ratio.

St. Petersburg White Nights Watercolours are sold in whole pans and 10ml tubes.

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Price per pan or tube.

Stock availability online does not reflect availability in-store.
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Whitenights Tubes - These are still made, just available from another supplier's website. Which you have to be a member to join.
Excellent Range - I cannot endorse these paints highly enough, and like others, deplore the fact they are no longer supplied in tubes.

I have used these paints for at least 25 years now, and they are consistently wonderful to use. The "pick-up" from the pan is far superior to many other artist's quality colours...including the much-lauded W&N. Many colours do not stain, being, as they are stated to be, single-pigment colours and seem to have very few dyes added...if any.

Some colours, especially one or two of the umbers I have found a bit gelatinous which makes them difficult to use, but they are easily avoided in practice and therefore present no problem.

The colours seem perfectly light-fast over the years I have used them.

My advice is to buy a set of 12 and give them a try...I doubt they will disappoint!

Alec
I keep coming back to these wonderful paints! - These were my first artist quality watercolours but because they were so inexpensive and the fact that you can only get the pans, I experimented with other high quality brands including Winsor and Newton, Daniel Smith, Daler Rowney , Royal Talens and Lukas which all have their absolutely wonderful qualities, BUT I still keep coming back to the white nights set time after time, I absolutely love their intense silky colours, their transparency is really second to non and they lift like a dream. They have gorgeous blues, the pics on the site don't do them any justice at all, and for the price you just cannot beat them at all, but the real set back is no tubes and if working at any speed these paints are sticky (honey yes lovely but..) and can be frustrating when the whole pan comes out of the palette attached to your brush. However recommended wholeheartedly, try them and you will love them!
Excellent - Fabulous Colours.
Bright and vibrant colour, really easy to learn.
Good for both beginners and experts alike.
Excellent colour and value - I agree wholeheartedly with both previous reviewers
Why did they stop producing tubes ?
Excellent - Great colours. Bright and good to use.
And great value for money.

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