Unique Colors made with authentic mineral pigments. Certain colors have captured the imagination of artists for hundreds or even thousands of years. Daniel Smith PrimaTek colors are made from naturally occurring pigments, reviving a tradition of making paints the way the ancient Egyptians, Mayans and other early cultures did. Some of these pigments come from some of the most remote areas in the world. Their diversity is amazing, from the subtle earth tones of Hematite, Minnesota Pipestone and Sedona to the exquisite jewel shades of Malachite, Amazonite and Lapis Lazuli Genuine. As you paint with these colors, we know you'll experience something new in your oil color mixtures and paintings.