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 standard white plastic Half-Pans. They are therefore durable and lightweight. They also fit into most metal bijoux boxes and watercolor travel boxes.
Our Half-Pans measure: 2cm x 1.7cm x 1cm
Half-Pans are a great choice for artists who are going for a minimalist approach and tend to seek all of their supplies in tiny lightweight versions and for artists who love to carry as many colors as possible while still managing space and weight. They are also a nice way to try out a color that is new to you.
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.