Ultramarine Blue Michael Harding WatercolourRegular price $22.37 Save Liquid error (snippets/product-template line 131): Computation results in '-Infinity'%
The discovery in the 1820s of a Sodium Sulphosilicate compound, which had appeared as a mysterious blue deposit on soda-ash furnaces, was a liberating moment for financially challenged artists everywhere. Up to then the only available version of this compound was the often-unobtainable Lapis Lazuli ore, mined in Afghanistan. Ultramarine has a high tint power, and our chosen shade produces strong green shade blue hues and makes wonderful violets with Magenta and the red Lake colours. It is also useful in greens and greys. The only chemical weakness is a recorded sensitivity to atmospherically borne acids, which can bleach it out.
Artists the world over recognise and appreciate Michael Harding’s handmade oil paints for their high pigment load and purity. Now watercolourists everywhere will benefit from the unprecedented proportions of pigment in the new range of 136 finely ground watercolours by Michael Harding. These watercolours will amaze with their colour strength, vibrance, clarity, and longevity!
Created with care and passion, the vibrance and intensity of pigmentation allows every artist the ability to extend the potential of chromatic brilliance in their art or desaturate to their personal desires. True fidelity to traditional ingredients provides watercolours that are evocatively transparent, intense, and at times exquisitely granulated. The choice is now in your hands.
- PB 29 Sodium Sulphosilicate Pigment
- Medium Staining Power
- Excellent Lightfastness