Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors
Color Name: Dioxazine Violet
Pigment: Dioxazine Violet
Pigment Index No.: PV37
Description: A robust purple with a subtle red undertone. Wide value range, intense tinting strength.
Like our Quinacridone Magenta, Quinoxalinedione Yellow, and Phthalocyanine Blue and Green, Dioxazine Violet is a synthetic/natural hybrid, which means it is a synthetic single pigment bound to a natural mineral base. As a result, these colors 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. This hue is simply not available on the natural pigment spectrum. Tyrian Purple would have to be the most famous natural purple. However, it is tooth-shatteringly expensive, and it is an animal product that is procured by either killing or harassing sea snails. Where the pigment that nature offers is unsuitable (too toxic, unstable, too rare, unethical), 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.
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.