Greenleaf & Blueberry Artisanal Handmade Watercolors
Color Name: Verditer
Color Index No.: PB30
Description: Smooth jewel-tone blue, similar in hue to natural Azurite, but with handling characteristics more similar to an Ochre pigment.
Verditer is a historical pigment and the synthetic form of Azurite. It is a basic copper carbonate and was widely used in the 16 and 1700s in Europe. It is known to be very stable and lightfast in watercolor (it can darken in oil).
Like Azurite, because of their copper-containing chemical compositions, this is not a pigment to be ingested and the dry pigment shouldn't be inhaled (this is why copper pots are lined).
While Verditer has a hue very similar to Azurite, it will handle very differently. If you have used both a natural pigment and its synthetic counterpart, you understand the differences that will be afoot here too. The Verditer will be smoother, finer, more homogenous, with finer particles and more straightforward handling. Azurite has a wider range of pigment particles making it a little more unwieldy, but giving it a more variegated quality.
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.