Manganese Blue is a synthetic green-blue pigment made by fixing barium manganate on a barium sulfate base. Manganese Blue was favored by fresco painters and artisans interested in tinting cement. However, it was found to be highly toxic and ingestion or inhalation could cause a nervous system disorder. A difficult pigment to match, the inherent transparency of true Manganese Blue can only be re-created by using Zinc White to lighten the Phthalo blend's value, then extending it further with a large dose of gel medium. The resulting glaze-like paint yields cool soft fields of color.
|Series||Heavy Body Artist Acrylics|
|Color||Manganese Blue Historic Hue|