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Cobalt green xtra deep

Cobalt green xtra deep

Brief description of Cobalt blue:  It's a cobalt oxide-aluminum oxide. Very costly and extraordinary stable pigment of pure blue colour discovered by Thénard in 1802. It is now the most important of the cobalt pigments. Although smalt, a pigment made from cobalt blue glass has been known at least since the Middle Ages, the cobalt blue established in the nineteenth century was a greatly improved one.    Vincent van Gogh declared to his brother Teo, ‘Cobalt [blue] is a divine colour and there…

Brief description of Cobalt blue: It's a cobalt oxide-aluminum oxide. Very costly and extraordinary stable pigment of pure blue colour discovered by Thénard in 1802. It is now the most important of the cobalt pigments. Although smalt, a pigment made from cobalt blue glass has been known at least since the Middle Ages, the cobalt blue established in the nineteenth century was a greatly improved one. Vincent van Gogh declared to his brother Teo, ‘Cobalt [blue] is a divine colour and there…

Raw Umber deep cool shade from Cyprus

Raw Umber deep cool shade from Cyprus

Brief description of Smalt:  It's a ground blue potassium glass containing cobalt used among the 15th and the 18th centuries. In Europe the use of smalt as an artist's pigment was widespread certainly as early as the late sixteenth century. Smalt was popular because of its low cost and its manufacture became a specialty of the Dutch and Flemish in the 17th century.  Smalt is a very good dryer and was used for this purpose and also to give bulk to thick glazes containing lake pigments which…

Brief description of Smalt: It's a ground blue potassium glass containing cobalt used among the 15th and the 18th centuries. In Europe the use of smalt as an artist's pigment was widespread certainly as early as the late sixteenth century. Smalt was popular because of its low cost and its manufacture became a specialty of the Dutch and Flemish in the 17th century. Smalt is a very good dryer and was used for this purpose and also to give bulk to thick glazes containing lake pigments which…

Cobalt blue

Cobalt blue

Cobalt cerulean (blue shade)

Cobalt cerulean (blue shade)

Cobalt turquoise light

Cobalt turquoise light

Yellow ochre light

Yellow ochre light

Generally Indian Red is relatively opaque and a deep ‘bluish’ red Earth color, it can be a useful when painting the Australian landscape. At one time natural Earths were used but while the best were excellent, the quality varied considerably, even from batch to batch from the same source, and the synthetic pigment is generally considered an improvement in this case. Mixed with white or yellow ochre it produces delicate pinks, salmon, and subdued oranges of great subtlety.

Generally Indian Red is relatively opaque and a deep ‘bluish’ red Earth color, it can be a useful when painting the Australian landscape. At one time natural Earths were used but while the best were excellent, the quality varied considerably, even from batch to batch from the same source, and the synthetic pigment is generally considered an improvement in this case. Mixed with white or yellow ochre it produces delicate pinks, salmon, and subdued oranges of great subtlety.

Raw sienna

Raw sienna

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