Just received an e-mail from Jacksons announcing a significant extension to the Schmincke range of watercolours - 35 brand new watercolours making a new total of 140. Jacksons are making an introductory offer on these paints. A first perusal of what's available indicates most are single pigment paints and many new pigments are amongst them. I'll probably look at them in more detail over coming weeks and will consult the pigment database on the characteristics of these new pigments. Sadly most are not listed in Handprint which is becoming seriously out of date.
I would guess this is a response to the aggressive marketing tactics and huge range of Daniel Smith. I am wondering if we will see more from other manufacturers in the coming months. There are some interesting looking paints amongst these, with many new single pigment paints, worthy of serious consideration, especially as the pricing is about 20 -25% cheaper than most Daniel Smith paints. I'm disappointed that they haven't added PO48, which is only available in Graham as Quinacridone Rust and Daniel Smith as Quinacridone Burnt Orange. Da Vinci may well list it as well although I've not fully checked this out.