There's something deeply appealing about working with pigments that come from the earth. Exclusive PrimaTek colors by Daniel Smith have fascinating histories and a richness that bring balance and beauty to your palette.
Lapis Lazuli Genuine - Lapis Lazuli Genuine has been prized for its beauty, mystical and healing properties, and perfection as a pigment. Ancient civilizations believed that the veins of glittering pyrite found in the lapis were actual gold, driving up its value. The stone's expense today, as in the ancient world, results from its hardness, which makes extraction difficult, and it is only mined during the warmest months of the year.
Mined in the mountains of South America, this gem-quality pigment is an opulent medieval blue. There is not a hint of gray in this oil paint, with a classic, concentrated blue that is extremely vibrant and light reflective (due to the irregular and angular shape of the pigment particles). A touch of golden pyrite found as an inclusion adds a delightful shimmer. The result, for oil painters, is an elegant, almost three-dimensional effect that is completely different from the predictable blue of synthetic ultramarine pigments.
|Series||Artists' Oil Colors|
|Color||Lapis Lazuli Genuine|
|No.||284 300 102|