Afghani Lapis Lazuli
Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors
Color Name: Lapis Lazuli
Pigment: Genuine Natural Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan
Color Index No.: N/A
Description: A soft warm velvety blue. Moderate particle size and low to moderate tinting strength. A strong tendency towards granulation. The intensity builds with the applications of layers. Entirely different from working with synthetic Ultramarine.
The cost of pure, artist-quality Lapis is very high, and is the reason that this color has the highest price tag of any that we produce. We use the exact same techniques, principles, and care to create this color as we do rest of our color line. We never use any additives or fillers to bulk out a pigment. This is a full Half-Pan of pure, genuine, natural, highest quality and purity Lapis Lazuli watercolor paint.
For our Shell Pans, we use natural seashells, nature's answer to the pan. They are lightweight and durable, though have a greater chance of chipping if used roughly.
Our Shells, being a product of nature, vary in size, but usually measure between 2-3cm
Our Shells are roughly equivalent to 1/5th of a Half-Pan, depending on color. This is a traditional and historical method of storing color. Cave artists and medieval manuscript illuminators alike chose to store their paints in shells. Our Shells are small enough to help even the most extreme minimalist justify carrying along a dab of color. Another reason that we developed this option is as a way for you to sample our more rare and expensive colors in a more affordable format.
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.