Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors
Color Name: Verditer
Color Index No.: PB30
Description: Smooth jewel-tone blue, similar in hue to natural Azurite, but with handling characteristics more similar to an Ochre pigment.
Verditer is a historical pigment and the synthetic form of Azurite. It is a basic copper carbonate and was widely used in the 16 and 1700s in Europe. It is known to be very stable and lightfast in watercolor (it can darken in oil).
Like Azurite, because of their copper-containing chemical compositions, this is not a pigment to be ingested and the dry pigment shouldn't be inhaled (this is why copper pots are lined).
While Verditer has a hue very similar to Azurite, it will handle very differently. If you have used both a natural pigment and its synthetic counterpart, you understand the differences that will be afoot here too. The Verditer will be smoother, finer, more homogenous, with finer particles and more straightforward handling. Azurite has a wider range of pigment particles making it a little more unwieldy, but giving it a more variegated quality.
We work with standard plastic Full Pans. These are durable and lightweight as well, and fit into most commercial travel watercolor boxes.
Our Full Pans measure: 3cm x 1.9cm x 1cm
Full Pans can be thought of as the portable equivalent to a tube of watercolor paint. They are twice the size of a Half-Pan and hold a whole lot of color. This size is a great choice for artists who enjoy working large. Not only does this size pan hold more paint, it also has a greater surface area which can accommodate much larger brushes. This size is also a wonderful way to carry your favorite colors. If you have used up a Half-Pan and wish to replenish a palette staple, a Full Pan can be a nice next-step. Palettes of Full Pans also make excellent flexible studio palettes; they are large enough to be used in a home studio or table-top set-up while allowing you to close up the set and take it on the road.
Further information about our watercolor paints is available here.
Please be aware that every monitor and screen displays colors a little differently. We have done our very best to show our colors as they appear in your hand.