A deep version of King's Blue, lovely sky blue qualities, straight out of the tube on your palette it is like squashing little lumps of summer sky.
This name was given by English manufacturers to Smalt, a Cobalt based pigment which was used in the 16th-17th centuries as a cheaper alternative to Lapis Lazuli. Unfortunately Smalt was very prone to fade into a light grey, as some Veronese skies demonstrate. But the introduction of Ultramarine made it obsolete, and so we can offer a completely reliable substitute blend which evokes the aerial effects of the great Venetian decorators.
Pigments PB29 & PW4 & PW6.
Average Drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Low Oil Content.