Shungite (Black Ochre)
Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors
Color Name: Shungite
Pigment: Shungite (Black Ochre)
Color Index No.: PBk6
Description: A transparent black with a wide value range and fine particle size.
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 or 1/4th 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.