Kings Blue Light - 40ml


The lighter version of King's Blue.

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. Before long, the introduction of Ultramarine made it obsolete, and now we can offer a completely reliable substitute blend for Smalt which evokes the aerial effects of the great Venetian decorators.

Technical Overview

Pigments PB29 & PW4 & PW6.

Average Drying. Opaque. Excellent Lightfastness. Low Oil Content

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