These artist grade watercolors continue the Blockx family legacy that began in 1865. They are made using the same processes developed many years ago. Pigments are mixed with only the finest quality ingredients, including the purest gum arabic and honey.
Color Swatch created using heavy application/diluted application and was applied on cold press watercolor paper (150 lb) material.
cobalt zinc silicate
Cobalt-zinc silicate is semi opaque and semi-soluble in water. It produces a warmer and darker blue that standard Cobalt Blue (PB28), and is used most often in glass and ceramics.
Cobalt-zinc silicate is extremely lightfast and temperature stable.
Cobalt-zinc silicate is toxic, and its toxictiy may be of greater concern that for Cobalt Blue (PB28) because it is semi-soluble in water.
Since the discovery of processes for mining Cobalt Blue (PB28) in the 19th century, additional processes for manufacturing and purifying other cobalt salts have become available. Their use as artist pigments has followed.
Cobalt Blue Deep
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