Meet The Colors

There are many styles of making watercolor paints.  Our formulation is designed to reveal the inimitable qualities each pigment naturally possesses.  For this reason, we choose not to add any dispersants or fillers because these additions influence behavior and interfere with purity.  We believe that decisions to incorporate additives are best left up to each artist.  Our concern is highlighting the unique and natural beauty of each individual color in the earth spectrum.

Below we have listed detailed information on each individual color that we offer.  Please keep in mind that physical handling information is somewhat subjective and different artists will have varying experiences with the same color.  We have made this information available so that you can begin to get acquainted with the characteristics and personalities of each color in the G & B line.

The Main Line

  

 

Color Name: Red Ochre
Pigment: Red Ochre
Pigment Index No.: PR102

Description: Smooth, ruddy color.  Fine particle size and even application.


Color Name: Mayan Red
Pigment: Mayan Red
Pigment Index No.: PR287

Description: A cool red that dilutes to a soft blush.  Fine particles with a tendency towards flocculation. 

Color Name: Orange Ochre
Pigment: Orange Ochre
Pigment Index No.: PY43

Description: Smooth, even application.  Warm color reminiscent of canyon walls.


Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Yellow Ochre

Color Name: Yellow Ochre
Pigment: Yellow Ochre
Pigment Index No.: PY43

Description:  Earthy warm yellow with a slight tendency towards granulation.  Wide value range for a yellow.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Mayan Yellow

Color Name: Mayan Yellow
Pigment: Mayan Yellow
Pigment Index No.: PY223

Description:  A cool lemon yellow.  With persistence, can be layered to display a deeper, warmer yellow at most intense.  Tendency towards flocculation.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Green Earth

Color Name: Green Earth
Pigment: Green Earth
Pigment Index No.: PG23

Description:  A well-balanced green suited to depictions of foliage and the like.  A shy color with weak tinting strength, re-wets slowly.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Celadonite

Color Name: Celadonite
Pigment: Celadonite
Pigment Index No.: PG23

Description: A cool gray/green with wide range in particle size and variegated color display.  Has a visible and tactile texture.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Malachite

Color Name: Malachite
Pigment: Malachite
Pigment Index No.: PG39

Description: Cool mint green with wide range in particle size and variegated color display.  Finest particles show yellow-green, coarser appear emerald.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Mayan Green

Color Name: Mayan Green
Pigment: Mayan Green
Pigment Index No.: N/A

Description:  A cool intense blue/green with a wide value range and tendency towards flocculation.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Vivianite

Color Name: Vivianite
Pigment: Vivianite (Blue Ochre)
Pigment Index No.: N/A

Description:  Intense, stormy gray/blue with a soft quality and easy application.  Moderate granulating effects.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Mayan Blue

Color Name: Mayan Blue
Pigment: Mayan Blue
Pigment Index No.: PB82

Description:  Intense indigo blue with a wide value range and high tinting strength.  Readily re-wets.  Well-suited to monochromes.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Mayan Blue #2

Color Name: Mayan Blue #2
Pigment: Mayan Blue
Pigment Index No.: N/A

Description:  Similar to Mayan Blue, but higher chroma.  Wide value range.  Mixes bright, clean greens

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Purple Ochre

Color Name: Purple Ochre
Pigment: Purple Ochre
Pigment Index No.: PR102

Description:  Earthy warm plum-leaning purple.  Very smooth.  Well-suited to shadows.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Violet Hematite

Color Name: Violet Hematite
Pigment: Violet Hematite
Pigment Index No.: PR102

Description:  Intense gray/purple with granulating and variegation effects, and a mind of its own.  Very high tinting strength and a value range.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Mayan Violet

Color Name: Mayan Violet
Pigment: Mayan Violet
Pigment Index No.: PV58

Description:  High-chroma warm blue or blue/violet.  A reasonable alternative to Ultramarine or Lapis.  Mild tendency towards flocculation.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Pipestone

Color Name: Pipestone
Pigment: Pipestone (Catlinite)
Pigment Index No.: N/A

Description:  Earthy warm pink leaning towards red.  Wide variety of particle sizes.  Moderate to high opacity.  Useful for adding warmth.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Brown Ochre

Color Name: Brown Ochre
Pigment: Brown Ochre
Pigment Index No.: PY43

Description: Warm brown that dilutes to yellow-brown at most transparent.  Even application.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Cassel Earth

Color Name: Cassel Earth
Pigment: Cassel Earth
Pigment Index No.: PBr8

Description: A cool dark brown.  Nice alternative to black in landscape painting or natural depictions.  Some tendency towards flocculation.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Slate

Color Name: Slate
Pigment: Slate
Pigment Index No.: PBk19

Description:  Highly transparent gray with small value range and low tinting strength.  A very subtle color.  Can be built up.  Useful for value work.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Graphite

Color Name: Graphite
Pigment: Graphite
Pigment Index No.: PBk10

Description:  Shiny graphite, like your pencil.  Shimmers and re-wets easily.  High tinting strength.  Value range does not go to black at most concentrated.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Shungite

Color Name: Shungite
Pigment: Shungite (Black Ochre)
Pigment Index No.: PBk6

Description: A transparent black with a wide value range and fine particle size.  


Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Magnetite

Color Name: Magnetite
Pigment: Magnetite
Pigment Index No.: N/A

Description: A matte black with a wide value range.  Tendencies to granulation and flocculation.  Can be suspended in a wash and manipluated with a magnet.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Eggshell

Color Name: Eggshell
Pigment: Eggshell
Pigment Index No.: N/A

Description:  A grainy white with a low tinting strength.  Moderate particle size with tangible texture.

Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors Barite White

Color Name: Barite White
Pigment: Barite
Pigment Index No.: PW22

Description:  Smooth warm white with low tinting strength.  Some granulating qualities, finer particle size.