from lapis lazuli,
Ultramarine Blue was once the most highly prized— not to mention
costly— of blues. Now almost invariably found in synthetic
form, modern Ultramarine Blue is chemically identical to lapis
and differs only in
variation of particle size.
one of the most
steadfast and trusty components of a painter's pallette. Sometimes
leaning toward violet, our Ultramarine Blue is a bit more
neutral. Often overpowering when used
full-strength, Ultramarine shows its strength as
a supreme mixer of savory
mid-tones. Although when it comes to unfettered color, a well-made
ultramarine blue thins into a vitreous, translucent blue reminiscent of
Lightfastness I; Semi-transparent
Bound in alkali refined linseed oil.