Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors
Color Name: Smalt
Color Index No.: PB32
Description: A luminous velvety blue. Moderate to larger particle size and low to moderate tinting strength. The intensity builds with the applications of layers. Similar in hue to Ultramarine Blue, but with entirely different behavior and characteristics.
Smalt is the oldest known man-made pigment, able to be traced back to use in ancient Egypt. It is made from a blue glass colored with Cobalt. Cobalt is a hazard if inhaled or ingested. If used as intended as watercolor, you should have no problems. But I would like to remind you that our colors are not designed for children.
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.