Of the three shades of Lapis available from Wallace Seymour this one has the highest chroma, it is a stunning deep, rich blue. I haven't seen Lapis oil paint with this much chroma, in it's deepness it almost has a violet edge to it.
Sometimes when making oil paint you can maximize the chroma by keeping the particle size slightly larger, and this is the case here, so the paint has a slightly gritty feel under the palette knife.
When white is added, the tints are a substantial range of utterly perfect sky blues, due in my opinion to the slightly violet leaning hue.
It stands up well in mixes and can handle the addition of Titanium White with ease, although it feels like this paint shouldn't be mixed with any other and just be used in it's glorious purity! This is very, very special paint...
Available in 40ml size here
Pigment - PB29
Vehicle - Single Estate Cold Pressed Linseed Oil
Opacity - Semi-Transparent
Tint Power - Low/Medium