Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors
Color Name: Benzimidazolone Orange
Pigment: Benzimidazolone Orange
Pigment Index No.: PO36
Description: A bright, neutral to warm orange that leans just a little more red than yellow. Very smooth with very fine pigmentations. Intense tinting strength, limited value range, and no granulation to speak of.
Like our Quinacridone Magenta, Quinoxalinedione Yellow, and Phthalocyanine Blue and Green, this color is a synthetic organic hybrid, which means they are synthetic single pigments bound to a natural mineral base. As a result they will have behavior characteristics in common with both synthetic and natural pigments. These won't handle the same as synthetic colors from other paint lines.
As specialists in natural pigments, why on earth are we offering this color? We are very intentional when we stray from natural and historical pigments. While Cinnabar (natural Vermillion) is an extraordinarily beautiful color, it is highly toxic (mercuric sulphide). We prefer not to work with it in our studios, but it leaves a hole in our palette. Where the pigment that nature offers is unsuitable (too toxic, unstable, too rare), we turn, with much thought, to modern alternatives.
We work with metal Eighth-Pans. They are made of steel, and will therefore stick to magnets. As described by the name, these pans hold one quarter the volume of paint as a Half-Pan, and one eighth the volume of paint as a Full Pan.
Eighth-Pans measure: Length: 1/2", Width: 1/2", Height: 1/8"
All of the metal pans we work with are designed and manufactured by Art Toolkit, specifically for watercolor painting.
Eighth-Pans are compatible with our Travel Palettes in Pocket Palette and Micro Palette sized, which are Art Toolkit Pocket Palettes & Demi Palettes. These palettes are extremely lightweight and packable palettes (about the size of a business card). They are an excellent way to justify carrying along a color palette, no matter where your journey will be taking you.
Eighth Pans are an especially good way to store colors you don't go through as quickly, and they are also a great way to sample new colors.
Further information about our watercolor paints is available here.
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