Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolour Lapis Lazuli Genuine 15ml

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Lapis Lazuli Genuine - Lapis Lazuli Véritable

Lapis lazuli has been prized for its beauty, its mystical properties, and its perfection as a pigment. Ancient civilizations believed that the veins of glittering pyrite found in the lapis were actual gold, driving up its value. The stone's expense today, as in the ancient world, results from its hardness, which makes extraction difficult.

Mined in the mountains of South America, this gem-quality pigment is a subtle blue-grey, with a classic colour that is light reflective (due to the irregular and angular shape of the pigment particles). A touch of golden pyrite as an inclusion adds a delightful shimmer. The result is an elegant, almost three-dimensional effect that is completely different from the predictable blue of synthetic ultramarine pigments. Our Genuine Lapis Lazuli is at least 80% pure gem pigment suspended in a natural binder.

  • Pigment names: Genuine Lapis Lazuli - Véritable Lapis Lazuli
  • ASTM Lightfastness Rating: Excellent
  • Transparency: Transparent
  • Granulating: Yes
  • Staining: Non-staining
  • Series: 5
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DANIEL SMITH is truly the worldwide leader of watercolours for artists with 252 beautiful colours in the 15 ml watercolours, the most of any manufacturer.  Many are traditional colours relied upon by all artists, and there are many “truly unique” colours made only by DANIEL SMITH which have become so important to watercolour artists.

  • PrimaTek Watercolours made from minerals, often semi-precious minerals, which have been ground into pigments, mixed with gum arabic (the binder) and milled into PrimaTek Watercolours.  The first was Lapis Lazuli Genuine in 1998, since then, many more have been added, colours such as Amethyst Genuine, Piemontite Genuine and Serpentine Genuine.  Most of these colours have wonderful granulating effects that some artists have called “magical”.
  • Luminescent Watercolours have special optical effects perfect for subjects that have a sparkle, sheen, or reflective glow like the iridescence of hummingbird feathers or the sheen of metals.
  • Cadmium Hues, DANIEL SMITH has developed safe and vibrant Cadmium Hues with the density and richness of cadmium colours without the cadmium pigment.  Virtually identical in colour to their namesakes, they are cleaner in mixtures and much stronger in tints.  The working properties - staining power, semi-transparency and excellent lightfastness - are nearly identical to those of the low-soluble cadmium colours DANIEL SMITH previously manufactured.
  • Other Unique Watercolours from pigments that DANIEL SMITH has sourced, often from very specific locations, colours like Burgundy Yellow Ochre, Monte Amiata Natural Sienna and Roasted French Ochre.  Some are created exclusively by DANIEL SMITH such as Cascade Green, Deep Sap Green and Green Gold.   DANIEL SMITH also finds unusual pigments to make colours like Anthraquinoid Scarlet, Lunar Blue, and Enviro-Friendly Red Iron Oxide to provide more choices for artists.

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Country of Manufacture United States

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