A super dark blue, much warmer than Prussian Blue. It is surprisingly hard to find a good blue black, winsor and newton make one, but the consistency and subtlety are not even close, when you start to make comparisons like that, you really begin to appreciate the value and quality of these paints, not much comes close.
Rublev Colours Maya Blue is a translucent black-blue with high tinting strength, fine grained and a 'short' buttery paint. Maya blue is indigo on a base of palygorskite clay (formerly attapulgite) that are the principal components. (Gettens, 1962; van Olphen, 1966; Kleber, et al., 1967) This produced a remarkably stable pigment used by the ancient Mesoamericans.
Rublev Colours Maya Blue is ground in linseed oil without the use of stearates or other additives that affect the behavior of the pigment in oil. The pale linseed oil used to make this color is well aged and refined to provide higher levels of reactivity and oxidation than raw oil. The consistency is a smooth, thick, rich color that is 'short' and buttery.
|Single Pigment:||Maya Blue|
|Colour Index:||Pigment Blue 82 (77520)|
|Chemical Name:||Indigo on palygorskite clay|
|ASTM Lightfastness:||Not rated|