I have already done a piece about the Schminke Translucent Orange and the paint has been a great hit with Jan and Yvonne of Avon Valley Artists and I agree with them. We owe this to Jean Haines most recent book where she lauded it as a `must have' colour and I subsequently bought some, gave `dabs' to Yvonne and Jan and off we went! They have both now purchased this colour.
The Schminke is on the left with Lukas in the centre. Translucent Brown, of which more later, is on the right. On these two orange swatches the Lukas appears paler and more orange than the Schminke colour. This may be my faulty mixing because if you look at the swatch in the previous post on Lukas you will note it is much more like the Schminke shade. Schminke (via Great Art) is £8.24p for 15 ml while Lukas is £6.25p for 24 ml. Quite a difference. It will take a while to properly evaluate these colours and if I find anything interesting - good or bad - I will report.
Now I come to Translucent Brown. Schminke have three colours they call `Translucent'. They are the orange above, Translucent Yellow (PY150) and Translucent Brown (PBr41). Rui reported that he had evaluated the yellow and found it excellent but had not yet came to a decision on the brown. I have PY150 as Azo Yellow made by Graham which I haven't really tried much as yet. PY150 is one of the newer pigments that is gradually appearing in all the major lines. Until recently at least Schminke are the only source of PBr41.